Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest car maker, is expected to add a new compact SUV Ignis to its India portfolio next year. Ahead of its market debut in 2016, a fresh round of rumours has hit the web about the new Ignis, this time throwing some light on the engine details of the model.
MotorOctane reports that the under the bonnet, Ignis is likely to get a new 1.2 litre three cylinder diesel mill, which is expected to churn out about 100bhp of power. The engine is reportedly based on Maruti's 3-cylinder 800cc engine that does duty in the Celerio diesel of the company.
Unveiled at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show, Suzuki Ignis compact SUV is expected to make its India debut in September 2016. From what we know, Ignis will measure 3,700mm in length, 1,660mm in width, 1,595mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,438mm and will be pinned to rival Renault Kwid hatchback and the upcoming Mahindra S101 (codename) in terms of pricing and dimensions. Rumours are also rife that Maruti Suzuki Ignis would make its debut in India at the upcoming Auto Expo, 2016.
Maruti Ignis is expected to be sold through the company's new premium dealership chain Nexa in India. Previous reports had said that the engine line-up of Ignis will include a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel SHVS engines and there will be both 4WD and 2WD versions on offer.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis, which is expected to come to the Indian market with 95% localisation, is likely to get a price tag between Rs 4.8 lakh and Rs 6.8 lakh.