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July 2022 - Maruti Nexa Ignis Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

In this variant explained article, you'll find out which variant of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis petrol you should buy based on the ex-showroom prices, variant-wise features and value for money. Here we compare and objectively analyse the Ignis's petrol variants and the features to figure out which variant is worth buying for a good value for money and ownership experience. Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and mileage of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis with other petrol-powered B1-segment crossovers like Tata Tiago NRG and Tata Punch.

Maruti Suzuki Ignis

Updated: This update of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis variants explained includes the latest July 2022 prices of the Nexa Ignis and accordingly-updated buying recommendation for each variant.

Also Read: Citroen C3 Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

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

The pros or advantages of Maruti Nexa Ignis are:

  • SUV-like ground clearance of 180mm
  • Compact dimensions, high ground clearance and high seating position make it the perfect tool for driving in the city
  • Class-leading official mileage figure of almost 21kmpl
  • Maruti Suzuki’s wide service network makes it easy to find original or OEM-spec spares and competent mechanics

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

  • No CNG and turbo petrol engine options
  • Missing features like front and rear armrest, rear AC vents, cruise control and drive modes
  • Being a Nexa exclusive model limits the reach of the Ignis
  • Overpriced Delta variant offers poor value for money - Addressed by Maruti Suzuki with price revision

What Is The Price Of Maruti Suzuki Nexa Ignis Petrol Variants?

The Maruti Suzuki Ignis is available in 4 variants with a starting price of Rs. 5.35 lakh for the Sigma petrol-manual and the prices stretch up to Rs. 7.22 lakh for the Alpha petrol-manual. The top-end Alpha variant with the petrol-automatic powertrain costs Rs. 7.72 lakh (ex-showroom). The AMT automatic transmission is available in the top 3 variants. The price difference between the manual and automatic variants is constant at Rs. 50,000.

MARUTI NEXA IGNIS PETROL | PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM | JUL 2022

Variant

Manual

Difference

Automatic

Sigma

Rs. 5,35,000

-

-

Delta

Rs. 5,99,000

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 6,49,000

Zeta

Rs. 6,47,000

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 6,97,000

Alpha

Rs. 7,22,000

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 7,72,000

Maruti Suzuki Ignis Petrol Sigma - Base Model Features

Sigma Exterior

The base model of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis is only available with a petrol-manual powertrain and costs Rs. 5.35 lakh. The Ignis Sigma has the following notable features:

  • Tilt steering
  • Adjustable front headrests
  • Body-coloured bumpers, door handles and outside mirrors
  • 15-inch steel wheels
  • Dead pedal/driver foot rest
  • Front power windows
  • Antenna

The base variant doesn’t get the following important features:

  • Day/night inside mirror
  • Internally-adjustable outside mirrors
  • Wheel covers
  • Music system
  • Steering-mounted controls
  • Remote central locking
  • Rear power windows

Sigma Interior

Since the base variant doesn’t get several must-have features, you’ll have to make huge compromises during the ownership or get aftermarket accessories. We’ll suggest budget buyers spend a bit more and get a higher variant.

MARUTI SUZUKI IGNIS SIGMA

BASE MODEL STANDARD FEATURES

Others

Style

Front power windows

Body coloured bumpers

Driver window one-touch down

Body coloured door handles

Gear shift indicator

Body coloured outside mirrors

12V power socket

15-inch steel wheels

Manual AC

Long antenna

Std. Safety Features

Fabric seat upholstery

Dead pedal

Chrome grille

Adjustable front headrests

 

5x bottle holders

 

2x door pockets

 

Maruti Suzuki Ignis Petrol Sigma vs Delta Variant - Price, Features Comparison

Delta

The Maruti Suzuki Ignis Delta costs Rs. 5.99 lakh with the manual and Rs. 6.49 lakh with the automatic. The AMT automatic transmission carries a premium of Rs. 50,000 over the manual and this price difference is consistent across all variants. The Delta variant is Rs. 64,000 more expensive than the Sigma. For Ignis automatic buyers, this is the most affordable variant.

Over the base Sigma variant, it adds the following notable features:

  • Music system
  • Steering-mounted controls
  • Remote central locking
  • Rear power windows
  • Split rear seatbacks
  • Wheel covers
  • Wheel arch cladding
  • Dual-tone dashboard
  • Power mirrors
  • Tachometer
  • Boot light
  • Day/night inside mirror

While the Delta variant covers the basics quite well, you may still miss the following features in this variant:

  • Touchscreen
  • Rear washer wiper
  • Rear defogger
  • Auto AC
  • Height-adjustable driver seat

Delta

MARUTI SUZUKI IGNIS SIGMA vs DELTA | PRICE COMPARISON

 

Sigma

Difference

Delta

Petrol-Manual

Rs. 5,35,000

Rs. 64,000

Rs. 5,99,000

Difference

-

 

Rs. 50,000

Petrol-Auto

-

-

Rs. 6,49,000

While it’s missing a few features, we’ll still suggest budget buyers to accommodate at least the Delta variant for a decent ownership experience. In terms of value, it just about justifies the incremental asking price. However, if you can stretch your budget a little further, then we will suggest buying the Zeta. Let’s jump into the next section to find out the reason behind this recommendation.

MARUTI SUZUKI IGNIS DELTA

FEATURES OVER SIGMA

Safety & Entertainment

Functional

Style

Music System

Day/night inside mirror

Wheel Covers

2x Speakers

Front passenger vanity mirror

Turn signal on outside mirrors

Bluetooth, CD, USB, FM, Aux

60-40 split rear seatbacks

Wheel arch cladding

Steering-mounted Controls

Adjustable rear headrests

Rear spoiler

Remote Central Locking

Tachometer

Roof rails

Boot light

Rear parcel tray

Dual-tone dashboard

Anti-theft alarm

Power mirrors

 

Remote for music system

Rear power windows

 

Maruti Suzuki Ignis Petrol Delta vs Zeta Variant - Price, Features Comparison

Zeta

The Maruti Suzuki Ignis Zeta costs Rs. 6.47 lakh with the manual and Rs. 6.97 lakh with the automatic. The Zeta variant is Rs. 48,000 more expensive than the Delta.

It adds the following notable features over the Delta variant:

  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • 2 extra speakers and 2 tweeters
  • Fog lamps
  • Power folding mirrors
  • Keyless entry with push-button start/stop
  • 15-inch alloy wheels

In this variant, you may miss features like:

  • Auto AC
  • Front armrest
  • Rear AC vents
  • Height-adjustable driver seat
  • Rear camera

Zeta

MARUTI SUZUKI IGNIS DELTA vs ZETA | PRICE COMPARISON

 

Delta

Difference

Zeta

Petrol-Manual

Rs. 5,99,000

Rs. 48,000

Rs. 6,47,000

Difference

Rs. 50,000

 

Rs. 50,000

Petrol-Auto

Rs. 6,49,000

Rs. 48,000

Rs. 6,97,000

Because of some high-value features like touchscreen and alloy wheels, the Zeta variant more than justifies the incremental cost over the lower variants and offers the best value for money.

For this reason, the Zeta variant is our top recommendation for all Ignis petrol-manual and petrol-automatic buyers.

MARUTI SUZUKI IGNIS ZETA

FEATURES OVER DELTA

Entertainment

Functional

7-inch touchscreen

Keyless entry w/ push-button start/stop

Wired Android Auto

Power folding outside mirrors

Wired Apple Carplay

Front fog lamps

2x speakers

Rear Wiper & Washer

2x tweeters

Rear Defogger

(-) CD player

15-inch alloy wheels

Navigation

Chrome grille surround

Maruti Suzuki Ignis Petrol Zeta vs Alpha Variant - Price, Features Comparison

Allpha

The Maruti Suzuki Ignis Alpha variant costs Rs. 7.22 lakh with the manual and Rs. 7.72 lakh with the automatic. It’s Rs. 75,000 more expensive than the Zeta trim and gets the following notable additional features:

  • LED projector headlamps
  • LED DRLs
  • Auto AC
  • Puddle lamps
  • Rear camera
  • Height-adjustable driver seat

Even in the well-loaded Alpha trim, you may miss features like:

Allpha

MARUTI SUZUKI IGNIS ZETA vs ALPHA | PRICE COMPARISON

 

Zeta

Difference

Alpha

Petrol-Manual

Rs. 6,47,000

Rs. 75,000

Rs. 7,22,000

Difference

Rs. 50,000

 

Rs. 50,000

Petrol-Auto

Rs. 6,97,000

Rs. 75,000

Rs. 7,72,000

The Alpha variant justifies the incremental cost over even the base Sigma variant, but it doesn’t offer the kind of value for money that the Zeta does. The Alpha is a value for money variant. However, you should buy it only if you can easily afford this variant and absolutely want these features.

MARUTI SUZUKI IGNIS ALPHA

FEATURES OVER ZETA

Others

Functional

Rear Camera

Puddle lamp

LED projector headlamps

Height-adjustable driver seat

LED DRLs

Auto AC

Which Variant Of The Maruti Nexa Ignis Petrol Should You Buy?

The base Sigma variant of the Maruti Nexa Ignis misses out on several must-have features and will provide a poor ownership experience. So, we don’t recommend buying the base Sigma variant of the Nexa Ignis. The next Delta variant offers a decent value for money and many must-have features. So, we’ll suggest budget buyers to consider at least the Delta variant.

However, if you can afford a higher variant, then the Zeta is our top recommendation. It offers the best value for money because of high-value features like alloy wheels, touchscreen and keyless entry.

The top Alpha variant is also a value upgrade but, in our opinion, it’s only for those who can easily afford it and want those extra features.

MARUTI SUZUKI IGNIS MANUAL | RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

Sigma

Rank 3

Rs. 5,35,000

Not recommended.

Delta

Rank 4

Rs. 5,99,000

Minimum variant to buy for budget buyers. Upgrading to Zeta is strongly recommended.

Zeta

Rank 1

Rs. 6,47,000

Top recommended.

Alpha

Rank 2

Rs. 7,22,000

VFM variant. Worth considering for the features.

Similarly, for Ignis automatic buyers, the Delta is a suitable option if you don’t want to stretch your budget any further. The Zeta variant is our top recommendation from a value standpoint. Finally, the Alpha variant is worth considering for its exclusive features.

MARUTI SUZUKI IGNIS AMT | RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

Delta

Rank 3

Rs. 6,49,000

Suitable for budget buyers. Upgrading to Zeta is strongly recommended.

Zeta

Rank 1

Rs. 6,97,000

Top recommended.

Alpha

Rank 2

Rs. 7,72,000

VFM variant. Worth considering for the features.

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

In terms of engine specs, the performance of the Ignis is on par with other 1.2L normal petrol crossovers like the Tiago NRG, Tata Punch and Citroen C3. However, its torque-to-weight ratio is the best in class and so is its mileage figure of almost 21kmpl. Given its relatively light weight and decent torque output, you can expect Ignis to offer better drivability than the Punch, C3 and Tiago NRG. The Tiago NRG also has a respectable figure of 20.09kmpl and is only 0.8kmpl shy of the Ignis’ mileage. The C3 also has the option of a turbo petrol engine, which we’ve not included in this comparison.

 

MARUTI SUZUKI IGNIS VS RIVALS

PETROL ENGINE SPECS COMPARISON

 

Ignis

Tiago NRG

Citroen C3

Punch

Engine

1.2L Normal

1.2L Normal

1.2L Normal

1.2L Normal

Cylinder

4

3

3

3

Displacement

1197cc

1199cc

1198cc

1199cc

Power

83PS @ 6000rpm

86PS @ 6000rpm

82PS @ 5750rpm

86PS @ 6000rpm

Power:Weight

97.08PS/t

85.49PS/t

87.33PS/t

86PS/t

Torque

113Nm @ 4200rpm

113Nm @ 3300rpm

115Nm @ 3750rpm

113Nm @ 3300rpm

Torque:Weight

132.16Nm/t

112.33Nm/t

122.47Nm/t

113Nm/t

Manual

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

Manual FE

20.89kmpl

20.09kmpl

19.8kmpl

18.97kmpl

Automatic

5-speed AMT

5-speed AMT

-

5-speed AMT

Auto FE

20.89kmpl

20.09kmpl

-

18.82kmpl

*Estimated

What Are The Dimensions Of The Maruti Suzuki Ignis?

In terms of dimensions, the C3 is a larger, B2 segment car. The Punch and C3 have comparable widths and boot spaces. The Ignis, Tiago NRG and C3 have comparable ground clearances while the Punch offers a slightly better clearance. The Ignis and Tiago NRG have comparable tyre sizes while the C3 and Punch offer wider tyres.

MARUTI SUZUKI IGNIS VS COMPETITION

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Ignis

Tiago NRG

Citroen C3

Punch

Length

3700mm

3802mm

3981mm

3827mm

Width

1690mm

1677mm

1733mm

1742mm

Height

1595mm

1537mm

1604mm

1615mm

Wheelbase

2435mm

2400mm

2540mm

2445mm

Ground Clearance

180mm

181mm

180mm

187mm

Boot space

260L

242L

315L

319L

Fuel Tank

32L

35L

30L

37L

Tyre Size (base)

175/65 R15

175/60 R15

195/65 R15

185/70 R15

Tyre Size (top)

175/65 R15

175/60 R15

195/65 R15

195/60 R16

What Are The Colour Options Of The Maruti Suzuki Ignis?

The 2022 Ignis is available in the following 7 colours:

  • White
  • Silver
  • Grey
  • Blue (not available in base variant)
  • Orange (available only in top 2 variants)

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, Grand i10, Nios, Swift, Tiago, Punch

       

B Segment

B2

3850 - 3999mm

Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza

       

C Segment

C

4000 - 4499mm

Exception: Slavia, Virtus, New City

Creta, Seltos, Compass, Ertiga

       

D Segment

D1

4500 - 4750mm

Octavia, XUV700, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, Scorpio N

       

D Segment

D2

> 4750mm

Fortuner, Superb, Gloster, 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.

1 Comments

  1. A Anand says:
    July 26 2022 09:17:36

    Thanks for the excellent details

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