The awaited model Maruti Suzuki Ignis to get a CVT instead of automatic manual transmission, according to the fresh news from the automotive sources. The CVT option will be available in the petrol variants of the Ignis, which has been previewed at the Delhi motor show, 2016 Auto Expo. The automatic gearbox (CVT option) is expected to be received from the Baleno petrol variants, which receive more demand in the global market.
The Maruti Ignis is mostly similar to the Japan-specific Suzuki Ignis, which is available in the company’s home market. The Ignis will feature the new roof rails, slight design tweaks and the additional equipment for the new appearance in the car industry. The upcoming car measures 3,700mm length, 1660mm width, 1595mm height and comes with the 2435mm long wheelbase and the high ground clearance of 180mm.
The Indian-specific Ignis will be available in both fuel types, petrol and diesel engines, which will be mated with the 5-speed manual transmission as a standard gearbox. Additionally, the CVT option will offer in the petrol variants, which cost higher than the manual cars. The two engine options, 1.3-litre diesel engine motor retrieved from the best-selling S-Cross crossover and 1.2-litre K12B petrol motor with the VVT.
The Maruti Ignis will be joined in the Nexa network’s product range as the company is planning to introduce it via the premium outlets. Currently, the Baleno hatchback and the S-Cross sold in the Indian market via the Nexa outlets that provide excellent hospitality services and user experience to the customers. Maruti Suzuki said that the Nexa network will be expanded to 250 outlets by the fiscal year end, from 127.
Along with the Nexa outlets, the carmaker to open the premium service centres (workshops) with the high-range service facilities across the country. No official information about Ignis launch, but the sources reported that it will be introduced in the festival months to get more bookings and sales from the potential buyers.
The Ignis will be positioned as a unique product of Maruti Suzuki in the Indian car market with the new platform and a CVT automatic gearbox. Till the date, the locally-developed Baleno gets more positive compliments from all worldwide markets. In a similar way, the Ignis will get top bookings after its launch and compete with the new Mahindra KUV 100, best-selling Mahindra car and Tata Tiago Aktiv.
Maruti Ignis will cost around Rs. 4.8Lakh to Rs. 7lakh depends on the engine option and variants at the Maruti Suzuki showrooms.