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.
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 2020 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
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:
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:
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
Dual Front Airbags
Front Seatbelts Pretensioners w/ Load Limiters
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
Reverse Parking Sensors
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:
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
Manual Day/Night IRVM
Rear Power Windows
Co-Driver Sunvisor with Vanity Mirror
Rear Parcel Tray
Turn Indicators on ORVMs
Chrome Accent on AC Vents
Audio Player with CD/FM/AM
Electrically Adjustable ORVMs
Dual Tone Interior
Adjustable Rear Headrests
Blue Backlit Instrument Cluster
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:
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
Front Fog Lamps
Electrically Foldable ORVMs
Chrome Strip Around Front Grille & Headlamps
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:
7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple Carplay
LED projector headlamps
Height-adjustable driver seat
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
Reverse Parking Camera
7-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System
LED Projector Headlamps
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Remote Control (through App)
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
For budget buyers only. Personalisation recommended.
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
MT - Rs. 5,89,320
Top recommended and most VFM variant
AMT - Rs. 6,36,320
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 IGNISvs COMPETITION
PETROL ENGINE SPECS
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
83PS @ 6000rpm
83PS @ 6000rpm
83PS @ 6000rpm
100PS @ 6000rpm
86PS @ 6000rpm
113Nm @ 4200rpm
113Nm @ 4200 rpm
114Nm @ 4000rpm
172Nm @ 1500-4000 rpm
113Nm @ 3300rpm
5MT & AMT
5MT & AMT
5MT & AMT
5MT & AMT
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 SWIFTvs COMPETITION
Grand i10 Nios
What Are The Colour Options Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ignis?
The 2020 Ignis is available in the following 6 colour options:
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