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    2020 Maruti Suzuki Ignis Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

    by Mahesh Yadav on Saturday, Aug 22 2020

    Read on to find out which variant of the 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ignis petrol is the most value for money. Here we compare the prices of the 2020 Ignis's petrol variants and the features to tell you which variant is the most Value For Money (VFM). Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and fuel efficiency of the 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ignis with its competitors and other petrol B1-segment hatchback.

     

    2020 Maruti Suzuki Ignis

    August 2020 Update: Maruti Suzuki updated the Zeta variant of the Nexa Ignis in August and increased the price. The Ignis Zeta now gets a touchscreen infotainment system. This article contains the prices and feature list as per the August 2020 update.

    What Are The Pros And Cons Of Maruti Suzuki Ignis Petrol?

    The pros or advantages of Ignis petrol 2020 are:

    • SUV-like 180mm ground clearance.
    • 15-inch wheels available as standard on all variants.
    • Peppy and efficient 1.2-litre normal petrol engine. Great torque-to-weight ratio too for a non-turbo petrol engine.
    • Quirky styling stands out, especially with the LED lighting on exterior and popup-style touchscreen/auto AC controls inside.
    • Easy to get in and out of and great legroom and headroom even for tall passengers with turbans.
    • Widespread service centre reach and easy spares and competent mechanics even outside of authorised dealer network.
    • The option of well-priced AMT automatic transmission.

    The Maruti Suzuki Ignis petrol 2020 has the following shortcomings or problems:

    • Without the LED lighting, it doesn’t look as nice from the outside. Similarly, without the touchscreen and auto AC controls, the interior design looks like a contraption.
    • No option of diesel or turbo petrol engine. Nios has both of those covered in addition to the normal petrol engine.
    • The Ignis Alpha variant is overpriced. For just a little more money, you can get the larger and better equipped Baleno Zeta.

    Here’s our Hindi video of the Maruti Nexa Ignis petrol variant breakdown if you prefer watching instead of reading:

    What Is The Price Of 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ignis?

    The Ignis recently received a feature revision. The Zeta variant gained touchscreen and also its prices went up by almost Rs. 10,000. Now, the Ignis costs Rs. 4.89 lakh for the Sigma variant and its prices go up to Rs.6.73 lakh for the top-spec Alpha variant. The Nexa Ignis is also available with an AMT automatic in the top 3 variants with ex-showroom prices ranging from Rs. 6.14 lakh to Rs. 7.2 lakh. The Ignis automatic costs Rs. 47,000 more than the comparable manual transmission variants, which is a reasonable incremental price for the convenience of automatic.

    The Ignis competes with cars like Tiago, Nios, Swift, and Go. Check the following article to see how it compares with the competition in terms of prices, engine specs, mileage and dimensions:

    Maruti Suzuki Ignis 2020 Petrol vs Competition - Price, Specs, Dimensions, Mileage Comparison

    2020 MARUTI SUZUKI IGNIS FACELIFT PETROL

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | AUG 2020

     

    Manual

    Difference

    AMT

    Sigma

    ₹ 4,89,320

    -

    -

    Delta

    ₹ 5,66,841

    ₹ 47,000

    ₹ 6,13,841

    Zeta

    ₹ 5,97,820

    ₹ 47,000

    ₹ 6,44,820

    Alpha

    ₹ 6,72,898

    ₹ 47,000

    ₹ 7,19,898

    2020 Maruti Suzuki Ignis Petrol Sigma - Base Model Features & Review

    The base Sigma variant of the Nexa Ignis costs Rs. 4.89 lakh. Notable standard features of the Ignis Sigma are:

    • Dual Front Airbags
    • Tilt Steering 
    • Front Power Windows w/ Driver Side Auto Down
    • Body Coloured Bumpers, Door Handles & ORVMs 
    • ABS w/ EBD
    • Black Interior
    • Reverse Parking Sensors
    • Dead Pedal
    • Orange Backlit Instrument Cluster

    The base Sigma variant of the Nexa Ignis is suitably equipped for a base variant. We recommend this variant only to the budget buyers interested in the Ignis. The bigger advantages of the Ignis Sigma aren’t visible on the feature list. Its strengths are on the mechanical side as it has good performance, mileage, refinement, ground clearance and large wheels and tyres. Besides, the price jump to the Delta variant is steep. So, This is indeed a good option if you don’t mind adding a day/night mirror, music system and remote central locking as aftermarket accessories.

    MARUTI SUZUKI IGNIS SIGMA PETROL | FEATURES

    ₹ 4,89,320 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | AUG 2020

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Reverse Parking Sensors

    Front Seatbelts Pretensioners w/ Load Limiters

    Driver Side Window Auto Down 

    Front Power Windows

    Body Coloured Bumpers, Door Handles & ORVMs 

    Seat Belt Reminder

    Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

    Accessory Socket

    Gear Shift Indicator 

    Orange Backlit Instrument Cluster

    2 Front Airbags

    High-Speed Alert

    Tilt Steering

    Dead Pedal

    Black Interior

    ABS w/ EBD

         

    Roof Antenna

    2020 Maruti Suzuki Ignis Petrol Sigma vs Delta Variant

    The Delta variant of the Maruti Ignis costs Rs. 5.67 lakh, which is Rs. 77,500 more than the Sigma variant. This variant also has the option of AMT automatic for an additional Rs. 47,000. The Delta AMT costs Rs. 6.14 lakh. The Delta variant of the Ignis gets the following features:

    • Manual Day/Night IRVM 
    • Rear Power Windows 
    • Co-Driver Sunvisor with Vanity Mirror
    • Wheel Covers
    • Roof Spoiler
    • Security Alarm
    • Remote central locking
    • Rear Parcel Tray
    • Music system
    • Power mirrors
    • Tachometer
    • Dual Tone Interior
    • Roof Rails
    • 2 Speakers 
    • Adjustable Rear Headrests 
    • Luggage Lamp
    • Blue Backlit Instrument Cluster
    • Plastic Cladding
    • Steering-mounted Audio Controls
    • 60:40 Split Rear Seat
    • USB & Bluetooth

    While this variant adds a lot of must-have functional features, the overall incremental price is higher than it should be for the additional features. We’d suggest you instead get the Sigma and accessorize it or stretch your budget for the Zeta variant to get better value for money. For Ignis automatic buyers, there’s no cheaper option. But, the Zeta automatic variant is not that expensive. So, consider stretching your budget if you can. Nexa Ignis Delta is not recommended.

    MARUTI SUZUKI IGNIS DELTA PETROL | FEATURES OVER SIGMA

    ₹ 5,66,841 (MT) | ₹ 6,13,841 (AT) | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | AUG 2020

    Safety & Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    Manual Day/Night IRVM 

    Power Adjustable Mirrors

    Co-Driver Sunvisor with Vanity Mirror

    Blue Light Instrument Cluster

    Chrome Accent on AC Vents 

    Security Alarm

    Keyless Entry

    Rear Parcel Tray 

    Wheel Covers

    Roof Spoiler

    Steering-mounted Controls

    Rear Power Windows 

    60:40 Split Rear Seat

    Dual Tone Interior

    Roof Rails

    2 Speakers 

    Adjustable Rear Headrests 

    Luggage Lamp

    Turn Signal on Mirrors

    Plastic Cladding

    Music System

    Tachometer

         

    USB & Bluetooth

           

    2020 Maruti Suzuki Ignis Petrol Delta vs Zeta Variant

    The Ignis Zeta variant costs Rs. 5.98 lakh with the manual transmission and 6.44 lakh with the automatic transmission. These prices are Rs. 31,000 more than the Delta variant. For this additional price, you get the following notable features:

    • Front Fog Lamps 
    • 2 Speakers
    • Push-button Start/Stop
    • Alloy Wheels
    • Rear Defogger 
    • 2 Tweeters
    • Power Foldable Mirrors
    • Chrome Strip Around Front Grille & Headlamps

    The Zeta’s features are a mixed bag of must-haves and good-to-have. Alloy wheels are something you can easily install aftermarket. 4 extra speakers are good-to-have at best. Power folding mirrors, defogger and rear washer wiper are must-haves. The addition of touchscreen in this variant makes it a better value for money than before and also improves the look and feel of the cabin. It remains our top-recommendation from a value-for-money standpoint. Instead of the alloy wheels, we’d have rather liked to see the rear parking camera for safety and automatic AC in the Zeta variant to make the interior layout palatable. The auto-AC controls in the Alpha look nice but the Zeta’s manual controls look downright like a contraption. If you can get past that, then the Zeta variant of the Ignis is the most VFM option in the list.

    MARUTI SUZUKI IGNIS ZETA PETROL | FEATURES OVER DELTA

    ₹ 5,89,320 (MT) | ₹ 6,44,820 (AT) | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | AUG 2020

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    Front Fog Lamps 

    2 Speakers

    Push-button Start/Stop

    Alloy Wheels

    Rear Defogger 

    2 Tweeters

    Power Foldable ORVMs

    Chrome Strip in Grille

    Rear Wiper

    7-inch Touchscreen

       

    2020 Maruti Suzuki Ignis Petrol Zeta vs Alpha Variant

    The price jump from the Zeta variant to the Alpha variant is almost Rs. 84,000. The Ignis Alpha costs Rs. 6.73 lakh with the manual and Rs. 7.2 lakh with the automatic transmission. For the additional Rs. 84,000, you get the following additional features with the Nexa Ignis Alpha:

    • Rear Parking Camera
    • Voice Commands
    • Auto AC 
    • LED Projector Headlamps
    • Remote Control (through App)
    • Height Adjustable Driver Seat
    • LED DRLs
    • Puddle Lamp

    The Zeta’s asking price is steep for additional features. Also, most of these are good-to-have at best. We can’t recommend the Alpha variant from the value standpoint. For just another Rs. 35,000, you can get the Baleno Zeta, which offers the following additional features:

    • wider tyres
    • bigger machined alloy wheels
    • front armrest
    • footwell and glove box illumination
    • coloured TFT MID
    • telescopic steering
    • auto-dimming mirror

    If you can compromise on the ground clearance and tall-boy design, then the Baleno Zeta is a larger car with more boot space and it has more features. Considering these aspects, the Baleno Zeta seems like a better option than the Ignis Alpha.

    MARUTI SUZUKI IGNIS ALPHA PETROL | FEATURES OVER ZETA

    ₹ 6,72,898 (MT) | ₹ 7,19,898 (AT) | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | AUG 2020

    Safety & Style

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Rear Parking Camera

    Voice Commands

    Auto AC 

    LED Projector Headlamps

    Remote Control (through App)

    Height Adjustable Driver Seat

    LED DRLs

     

    Puddle Lamp

    Which Variant Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ignis Facelift Petrol Should You Buy?

    You should buy the Ignis Zeta variant for a balanced ownership experience and get a great value for money.

    The base Sigma variant is a good option for budget buyers even if you can afford the Delta variant. Because the Sigma gets a decent number of must-have features and also has the strong mechanical characteristics of the car. Delta buyers should either get the Sigma trim and accessories or stretch a little further for the Zeta, which is the best VFM option and the one you should buy. The inclusion of camera and auto AC instead of alloy wheels would’ve made it a better package. That’s because you can always install alloy wheels later but auto AC is not an easy upgrade and it improves the cabin design of the Ignis to a great extent.

    The Alpha variant is overpriced for the additional features and most of its features are good-to-have. So, you should consider the Ignis Zeta variant. If you want more features and are not too keen on the Ignis’ ground clearance, then you can stretch your budget and go for the Baleno Zeta. It’s only Rs. 35,000 or so more expensive than the Ignis Alpha. The Baleno is a larger car and has more boot space and features to justify the jump.

    MARUTI SUZUKI IGNIS VARIANTS | RECOMMENDATION

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | AUG 2020

    RANK

    VARIANT

    MANUAL

    AUTOMATIC

    Recommendation

    2

    Sigma

    ₹ 4,89,320

    -

    A good option for budget buyers.

    4

    Delta

    ₹ 5,66,841

    ₹ 6,13,841

    Expensive upgrade over Sigma. Buy Sigma and accessorize or buy the Zeta.

    1

    Zeta

    ₹ 5,97,820

    ₹ 6,44,820

    Top recommended & Most VFM Variant.

    3

    Alpha

    ₹ 6,72,898

    ₹ 7,19,898

    Not recommended. Buy Ignis Zeta or stretch the budget for Baleno Zeta.

    What Are The Engine Specifications Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ignis Petrol?

    The Ignis uses the same 1.2-litre petrol engine which powers the Baleno, Swift and Dzire. This is a very refined engine and great fuel efficiency - in part due to its strong off-peak torque delivery. The Ignis’ low kerb weight further accentuates its performance as it has the best-in-class torque-to-weight ratio of 132Nm/tonne. And its fuel efficiency rating is also very close to the top at 20.9kmpl with either transmission.

    Unfortunately, the Ignis is not available with any other engine options. Most of the B1 segment cars also don’t have a diesel or turbo petrol engine option. But, Hyundai has raised the bar with the Grand i10 Nios, which gets a turbo diesel with a manual as well as automatic transmission. The Nios also has a turbo petrol engine, which is the most affordable turbo petrol car in India and it also has the best torque-to-weight ratio for any car under Rs. 10 lakh. Even if you had Rs. 20 lakh to spare, the Creta/Seltos twins, Duster/Kicks twins and T-Roc are the only cars that’d beat the Nios’ torque-to-weight ratio.

    Read more to learn why torque-to-weight ratio is the only indicator you should look for to gauge the performance of a car:

    Top 10 Petrol Cars For Best Drivability Under Rs. 20 Lakh Based on Torque-to-Weight Ratio

    If you want an automatic transmission with the car, then most of the cars in the B1 segment offer the simpler and cheaper AMT-type automatic. The Datsun Go is the only one with a smoother CVT automatic and it’s also priced very aggressively like an AMT. The Go itself is very aggressively priced too. If you are open to considering cars outside of the Maruti Suzuki brand, then the Datsun Go is a car that deserves a close look.

    MARUTI SUZUKI IGNIS vs COMPETITORS

    PETROL ENGINE SPECS

     

    Maruti Ignis

    Maruti Swift

    Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

    Tata Tiago

    Datsun Go

    Displacement

    1.2L

    1.2L

    1.2L

    1.0L Turbo

    1.2L

    1.2L

    1.2L

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    4

    3

    3

    3

    3

    Capacity

    1197cc

    1197cc

    1197cc

    998cc

    1199cc

    1198cc

    1198cc

    Maximum Power

    83PS @ 6000rpm

    83PS @ 6000rpm

    83PS @ 6000rpm

    100PS @ 6000rpm

    86PS @ 6000rpm

    67PS @ 5000rpm

    77PS @ 6000rpm

    Maximum Torque

    113Nm@ 4200rpm

    113Nm @ 4200 rpm

    114Nm@ 4000 rpm

    172Nm @ 1500-4000rpm

    113Nm @ 3300 rpm

    104Nm @ 4000rpm

    104Nm @ 4400rpm

    TRQ:Weight

    130.6 - 132.2Nm/t

    127.7 - 128.4Nm/t

    119.5 - 123.8Nm/t

    175Nm/t

    114 - 115.1Nm/t

    116.7Nm/t

    114Nm/t

    MT

    5-speed

    5-speed

    5-speed

    5-speed

    5-speed

    5-speed

    -

    Manual  FE

    20.89kmpl

    21.21kmpl

    20.7kmpl

    20.3kmpl

    20.27kmpl

    19.02kmpl

    -

    AT

    5-speed AMT

    5-speed AMT

    5-speed AMT

    -

    5-speed AMT

    -

    CVT

    Auto FE

    20.89kmp

    21.21kmpl

    20.5kmpl

     

    19.28kmpl

    -

    19.59kmpl

    What Are The Dimensions Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ignis?

    The Ignis is the tallest car in its segment and it has the best-in-class ground clearance of 180mm matched only by the Datsun Go. The Ignis’ boot space is also par for the course at 260 litres. The Swift, Nios and GO also have similar capacity while the Tiago is lagging a bit behind in this area. One advantage for the Ignis is its tyre size for the lower variants.

    Ignis is the only car which offers 15-inch tyres even in the base variant with 175-section tyres. All the more reason to get the base Sigma variant.

    If you want high ground clearance, then the Datsun Go again comes across as a viable alternative and its aggressive price tag helps it make a strong case too. The Go is priced like it’s from a lower segment but is larger than the Ignis.

    MARUTI SUZUKI IGNIS vs RIVALS

    DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    Maruti Ignis

    Maruti Swift

    Grand i10 Nios

    Tata Tiago

    Datsun Go

    Length

    3700mm

    3840mm

    3805mm

    3765mm

    3788mm

    Width

    1690mm

    1735mm

    1680mm

    1677mm

    1636mm

    Height

    1595mm

    1530mm

    1520mm

    1535mm

    1507mm

    Wheelbase

    2435mm

    2450mm

    2450mm

    2400mm

    2450mm

    Ground Clearance

    180mm

    163mm

    165mm

    170mm

    180mm

    Boot space

    260-lt

    268-lt

    260-lt

    242-lt

    265-lt

    Fuel Tank

    32-lt

    37-lt

    37-lt

    35-lt

    35-lt

    Tyre Size

    175/65 R15

    165/80 R14

    185/65 R15

    165/70 R14

    175/60 R15

    175/65 R14

    175/60 R15

    165/70 R14

    What Are The Colour Options Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ignis?

    The 2020 Ignis is available in the following 9 colour options:

    • Dark blue
    • Turquoise blue
    • Orange
    • Silver (Available for Sigma)
    • Grey (Available for Sigma)
    • White (Available for Sigma)
    • Dark blue with black roof
    • Orange with black roof
    • Dark blue with silver roof

    Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we are classifying cars based on their size.

    CLASSIFICATION OF CARS

    SEGMENT

    SUB-SEGMENT

    LENGTH

    EXAMPLE

    A Segment

    A

    < 3699mm

    Alto, Kwid (Exception), Santro, Celerio

           

    B Segment

    B1

    3700-3850mm

    Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago

    B2

    3850-3999mm

    Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza

           

    C Segment

    C

    4000-4499mm

    Ciaz, New City (Exception), Rapid, Creta, Seltos, Compass, T-Roc, Ertiga

           

    D Segment

    D

    4500-4750mm

    Octavia, XUV500, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V

           

    D+ Segment

    D+

    4750+mm

    Fortuner, Superb, Endeavour, Camry, Carnival

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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