Which Variant of 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ignis Petrol Is Most Value For Money?

Which Variant of 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ignis Petrol Is Most Value For Money?

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 hatchbacks.

 

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Instead of reading, if you prefer watching the video of the variants comparison, then here’s our Hindi variant breakdown:

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Maruti Suzuki Ignis 2020 Petrol?

The pros of Ignis petrol 2020 are:

  • SUV-like ground clearance of 180mm
  • Tall body offers ingress/egress and headroom than traditional hatchbacks
  • Peppy, refined and frugal petrol engine
  • Alpha variant’s funky styling - inside out
  • 15-inch wheels as standard
  • AMT automatic transmission available in 3 of 4 variants

Ignis petrol hs the following shortcomings:

  • Overpriced Delta and Alpha variants
  • Lower variants look odd without the touchscreen, auto AC, LED DRLs and projectors
  • Styling may not be to everyone’s taste

What Is The Price Of 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ignis Petrol?

The Maruti Suzuki Ignis petrol starts at Rs. 4.89 lakh. It’s available with a manual in all four variants - Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. An AMT-type automatic transmission is also available in the top 3 variants for an additional sum of Rs. 47,000.

The Alpha variant costs Rs. 6.73 lakh with the manual and Rs. 7.2 lakh with the automatic transmission.

MARUTI SUZUKI IGNIS EX-SHOWROOM INDIA  | JUNE 2020

 

Manual

Difference

AMT

Sigma

Rs. 4,89,320

 

-

Delta

Rs. 5,66,841

Rs. 47,000

Rs. 6,13,841

Zeta

Rs. 5,89,320

Rs. 47,000

Rs. 6,36,320

Alpha

Rs. 6,72,898

Rs. 47,000

Rs. 7,19,898

 

Is The Sigma Variant Of 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ignis Petrol Worth Buying?

The most affordable variant of Ignis petrol is the Sigma and it costs Rs. 4.89 lakh. It gets the following noteworthy features:

  • Mandatory safety kit (2 airbags, ABS, parking sensors)
  • Tilt steering
  • Front power windows
  • Body-coloured bumpers, door handles and outside mirrors

This is a very basic variant but it’s a good option for you even if you have the budget to get the Delta variant. That’s because the Delta variant is quite expensive and it doesn’t get enough features to justify the price jump. Notable omissions for the Sigma variant are:

  • Day/night inside mirror
  • Rear power windows
  • Music system
  • Power mirrors
  • Steering-mounted controls
  • Rear parcel tray
  • Remote central locking

While these are important upgrades, we’d suggest you consider getting these from the aftermarket as the Delta variant is overpriced.

MARUTI SUZUKI IGNIS SIGMA | FEATURES

Rs. 4,89,320 EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | JUNE 2020

Safety

Functional

Style

Dual Front Airbags

Front Seatbelts Pretensioners w/ Load Limiters

Tilt Steering 

Front Power Windows w/ Driver Side Auto Down

Body Coloured Bumpers, Door Handles & ORVMs 

ABS w/ EBD

Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

Front Accessory Socket

Gear Shift Indicator 

Black Interior

Reverse Parking Sensors

High-Speed Alert

 -

Dead Pedal

Roof Antenna 

Seat Belt Reminder

 - - -

Orange Backlit Instrument Cluster

 

Is The Delta Variant Of 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ignis Petrol Worth Buying?

The Delta manual variant is almost Rs. 78,000 more expensive than the Sigma. This trim is also available with an AMT automatic transmission, which costs Rs. 6.14 lakh. It’s another Rs. 47,000 more expensive than the Delta manual.

Notable additional features of the Delta variant over the Sigma are:

  • Day/night inside mirror
  • Power mirrors
  • Music system with steering controls
  • Rear power windows
  • Split rear seatback
  • Rear parcel tray
  • Boot lamp
  • Dual-tone cabin
  • Wheel covers
  • Spoiler and roof rails
  • Plastic cladding on doors
  • Remote central locking
  • Adjustable rear headrests

Most of these features have become must-have for a car in this class. However, the additional features don’t even come close to justifying the price jump. If you want the Ignis petrol with the manual transmission, then consider getting the Sigma variant and adding selective features from the aftermarket. If you can stretch your budget, then get the Zeta variant, which is a much better value than the Delta.

If you want the Ignis with the automatic transmission, then, unfortunately, Delta is the most affordable option. Fortunately, the Zeta is not that much expensive and it also justifies the price jump over the base Sigma variant. So, consider getting the Zeta instead.

MARUTI SUZUKI IGNIS DELTA | FEATURES OVER SIGMA

Rs. 5,66,841 EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | JUNE 2020

Safety & Entertainment

Functional

Style

Manual Day/Night IRVM 

Rear Power Windows 

Co-Driver Sunvisor with Vanity Mirror

Wheel Covers

Roof Spoiler

Security Alarm

Keyless Entry

Rear Parcel Tray 

Turn Indicators on ORVMs

Chrome Accent on AC Vents 

Audio Player with CD/FM/AM 

Electrically Adjustable ORVMs 

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

 - - - -

 

Is The Zeta Variant Of 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ignis Petrol Worth Buying?

The Zeta variant of the Ignis costs Rs. 5.89 lakh with the manual and Rs. 6.36 lakh with the automatic transmission. This price is Rs. 22,500 more expensive than the Delta variant.

For this reasonable price hike, you get the following additional features:

  • 2 extra full-range speakers 2 tweeters
  • Keyless entry with push-button start/stop
  • Alloy wheels
  • Rear washer and wiper
  • Rear defogger
  • Front fog lamps
  • Power folding mirrors

The list of additional features looks small but a set of alloy wheels is a big-ticket item. This variant totally justifies the price jump of Rs. 1.0 lakh over the Sigma variant and is the most value-for-money option. Even with the automatic transmission, the Zeta is the best option in terms of value for money.

MARUTI SUZUKI IGNIS ZETA | FEATURES OVER DELTA

Rs. 5,89,320 EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | JUNE 2020

Safety

Entertainment

 Functional

Style

Front Fog Lamps 

2 Speakers

Push-button Start/Stop

Alloy Wheels

Rear Defogger 

2 Tweeters

Electrically Foldable ORVMs

Chrome Strip Around Front Grille & Headlamps

Rear Wiper

 - - -

 

Is The Alpha Variant Of 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ignis Petrol Worth Buying?

The Alpha variant costs Rs. 6.73 lakh with manual transmission and Rs. 7.2 lakh with the automatic. This variant of the Ignis is Rs. 83,500 more expensive than the Zeta variant. For the additional sum, you get the following notable features:

  • Parking camera
  • 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • LED DRLs
  • LED projector headlamps
  • Height-adjustable driver seat
  • Automatic AC

The Alpha variant, with and without the automatic transmission, is straight-up a bad value considering the asking price and its additional features. The only thing going in the Alpha variant’s favour is style. The inclusion of LED DRLs, LED projector headlamps, automatic AC and touchscreen infotainment complete the internal and external looks and complement the Ignis’ funky styling. Especially on the inside, the manual AC knobs and the non-touch music system look out of place in the Delta and Zeta variants.

If you’re buying the Ignis mainly for its funky looks and don’t mind spending for it, we’d recommend you get the Zeta variant, which offers the best value-for-money.

MARUTI SUZUKI IGNIS ALPHA | FEATURES OVER ZETA

Rs. 6,72,898 EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | JUNE 2020

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

Reverse Parking Camera

7-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System

Auto AC 

LED DRLs

LED Projector Headlamps

Voice Commands

Height Adjustable Driver Seat

 -
 -

Remote Control (through App)

Puddle Lamp

 -

 

Which Variant Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ignis Petrol Offers The Most Value For Money?

Zeta is the most value-for-money variant of the 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ignis petrol.

The base variant of the Ignis is a good value-for-money option. Besides the Suzuki’s refined, frugal and peppy, 1.2-litre petrol engine, it also gives you the SUV-like ground clearance, 15-inch wheels and funky styling. We’d suggest you set aside some Rs. 25,000 for accessorising the Sigma variant and add the most desirable features instead of spending on the higher variant.

The Delta and the Alpha variants are overpriced and are low on our recommendation list. The Zeta is the only other variant that balances the additional features with the incremental increase in the asking price. The Alpha completes the Ignis’ funky looks inside and outside, but it’s overpriced and therefore you should only buy it if you don’t mind paying for that style.

MARUTI SUZUKI IGNIS VARIANTS | RECOMMENDATION

EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | JUNE 2020

VFM Rank

Variant

Price (ex-showroom)

Recommendation

2

Sigma

Rs. 4,89,320

For budget buyers only. Personalisation recommended.

4

Delta

MT - Rs. 5,66,841

An expensive upgrade over Sigma. Better buy Sigma and accessorize it. Or upgrade to Zeta.

AMT - Rs. 6,13,841

Better buy Ignis Zeta

1

Zeta

MT - Rs. 5,89,320

Top recommended and most VFM variant

AMT - Rs. 6,36,320

3

Alpha

MT - Rs. 6,72,898

Not value for money over Zeta, consider if you can pay a premium for added features

AMT - Rs. 7,19,898

 

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

The Ignis uses the very popular 1.2-litre 4-cylinder K12 petrol engine. This engine is known for its refinement, reliability, high fuel efficiency and peppy nature.  The power and torque figures in this segment are comparable. The only engine that stands out here is the 1.0-litre turbo petrol of the Grand i10 Nios, which makes 100PS of power and 172Nm of torque. The only shortcoming with this engine is that it’s not available with any kind of automatic transmission. Otherwise, all the cars in this category are available with an AMT automatic transmission.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it’s right up there with the Swift lagging by only 0.3kmpl.

MARUTI SUZUKI IGNIS vs COMPETITION

PETROL ENGINE SPECS

 

Maruti  Ignis

Maruti Swift

Hyundai  Grand i10 Nios

Tata Tiago

Displacement

1.2L

1.2L

1.2L

1.0L Turbo

1.2L

Cylinder

4

4

4

3

3

Capacity

1197cc

1197cc

1197cc

998cc

1199cc

Maximum Power

83PS @ 6000rpm

83PS @ 6000rpm

83PS @ 6000rpm

100PS @ 6000rpm

86PS @ 6000rpm

Maximum Torque

113Nm @ 4200rpm

113Nm @ 4200 rpm

114Nm @ 4000rpm

172Nm @ 1500-4000 rpm

113Nm @ 3300rpm

Transmission

5MT & AMT

5MT & AMT

5MT & AMT

5MT

5MT & AMT

Claimed FE

20.89kmpl

21.21kmpl

20.7kmpl

20.3kmpl

19.8kmpl*

 

What Are The Dimensions Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ignis?

In terms of dimensions, the Ignis is the tallest, it has the best ground clearance of 180mm and the only car offering 15-inch wheels as standard on all variants. It’s the shortest car among other B1 hatchbacks. Overall, it has respectable dimensions and should a comparable cabin space.

MARUTI SUZUKI SWIFT vs COMPETITION

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Maruti

Ignis

Maruti

Swift

Hyundai

Grand i10 Nios

Tata

Tiago

Length

3700mm

3840mm

3805mm

3765mm

Width

1690mm

1735mm

1680mm

1677mm

Height

1595mm

1530mm

1520mm

1535mm

Wheelbase

2435mm

2450mm

2450mm

2400mm

Ground Clearance

180mm

163mm

165mm

170mm

Boot space

260-lt

268-lt

260-lt

242-lt

Fuel Tank

32-lt

37-lt

37-lt

35-lt

Wheel Size

175/65 R15

165/80 R14

185/65 R15

165/70 R14

175/60 R15

175/65 R14

175/60 R15

 

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

The 2020 Ignis is available in the following 6 colour options:

  • Nexa Blue
  • Turquoise Blue
  • Orange
  • Silver
  • Grey
  • White

The base Sigma variant is only available in silver, grey and white colours. Meanwhile, the top two variants, Zeta and Alpha, are also available in the following 3 dual-tone colours:

  • Nexa Blue with black roof
  • Nexa Blue with silver roof
  • Orange with black roof

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lakshya Khanna

Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he's mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He's usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars editorial team.

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