For 2019, the Ignis gets some more safety tech across the range and roof rails (on higher variants only) but remains unchanged mechanically.
India's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki has updated its compact hatchback Ignis for 2019. While there are no dimensional or mechanical changes, the 2019 Ignis gains a couple of new safety features. The list of added safety features includes a Reverse-Parking Assist, a seatbelt reminder and also a high-speed alert system. These safety features, in any case, are a part of the list which will become mandatory for all new cars sold in India from April 2019. The remaining safety tech, like dual front airbags, ABS and EBD, seat belt pre-tensioners and ISOFIX child seat mounts are already available on the Ignis as standard equipment, ever since its launch. Maruti Suzuki also claims that the Ignis has already passed the frontal offset and side-impact crash tests successfully, making it ready for the future. To add visual appeal, the Zeta and Alpha variants now come with roof rails.
At the launch of the 2019 Ignis, Mr R S Kalsi, Senior Executive Director (Marketing and Sales) at Maruti Suzuki India, said, 'Today, Ignis has changed the way customers look at the premium compact segment. The Ignis has established itself as a complete package for those who seek the unconventional. Taking passenger safety to next level, we have loaded Ignis with more safety features. These will be offered as standard across all variants. To enhance the design of Ignis and give it a strong road presence, new roof rails are offered in Zeta and Alpha variants. We are confident that the updated version of Ignis will be even more attractive for the premium urban car user.'
The Ignis continues to be powered by Maruti's 1.2-litre VVT petrol motor, which develops 82bhp and 113nm of torque. Except for the base Sigma variant, all other variants of the Ignis (Delta, Zeta and Alpha) are available with either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed AMT gearbox.
Prices for the 2019 Ignis are listed below (all prices are Ex-showroom, Delhi):
|Sigma MT||₹ 4.79 lakh|
|Delta MT||₹ 5.40 lakh|
|Zeta MT||₹ 5.82 lakh|
|Alpha MT||₹ 6.67 lakh|
|Delta AMT||₹ 5.87 lakh|
|Zeta AMT||₹ 6.29 lakh|
|Alpha AMT||₹ 7.14 lakh|