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

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

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 Igniss 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 Yadav

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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