Image Gallery: Maruti Suzuki Ignis First Drive - Overdrive
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Image gallery: Maruti Suzuki Ignis first drive

20 Jan 2017 / 0

Maruti Suzuki recently launched its latest hatchback, the Ignis, at a starting price of Rs 4.59 lakh (ex-Delhi). Straight away, we can say that it’s one of the quirkiest cars in the sub-10 lakh price bracket thanks to its overall design. It’s a fun little car that’s sure to put a smile on your face, says Rahul in the first drive review. The two engine options in the Maruti Suzuki Ignis are ones that we in India are very familiar with — the 1.3-litre 75PS/190Nm Multijet turbodiesel and the 1.2-litre 83PS/113Nm petrol. Both can be optioned with either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT.

To get a closer look at what the Maruti Suzuki Ignis has to offer, here’s an image gallery from our first drive in Chennai:

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The Maruti Suzuki Ignis’ funky design sets it apart from the crowd of conventional looking hatchbacks in the market

 

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There’s not single angle from which the Ignis looks bland or boring

 

The design of the floating headlamps is quite cool, and looks nice even with the halogen lamps

The design of the floating headlamps is quite cool, and looks nice even with the halogen lamps on the lower variant

 

That said, the LED headlamps with the DRLs take that look one step further

That said, the LED headlamps with the DRLs in the top-spec Alpha variant take that look one step further

 

The all-black wheels look great and tie up the side profile very well

The all-black 15-inch wheels look great and tie up the side profile very well

 

The progressive traid, as Suzuki calls it, helps fill up the empty space between the rear windows and the tailgate. It's design cue inspired by the Suzuki Cervo, a two-door coupe from the early 70s

The progressive traid, as Suzuki calls it, helps fill up the empty space between the rear windows and the tailgate. Its design is inspired by the Suzuki Cervo, a two-door coupe from the late 70s

 

Even the angled tailgate and the taillight elements bear resemblance to the Cervo. The only thing that looks a bit out of place here is the plain black plastic cladding on the bumper

Even the angled tailgate and the taillight elements bear resemblance to the Cervo. The only thing that looks a bit out of place here is the plain black plastic cladding on the bumper

 

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Like the exterior, the interior of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis looks very unconventional and funky

 

Maruti Suzuki has finally given us a new steering wheel in Ignis. It looks way cooler than the design used in the Swift, Baleno, Ciaz, Vitara Brezza and the S-Cross

Maruti Suzuki has finally given us a new steering wheel in Ignis. It looks way cooler than the design used in the Swift, Baleno, Ciaz, Vitara Brezza and the S-Cross

 

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The tablet-like touchscreen unit is simple idea that adds a lot of flair

 

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Even the toggle-like switches in the floating AC console are a very nice touch

 

The lower Zeta variant doesn't get the touchscreen unit. But Maruti has done a decent job of neatly integrating a double-DIN unit in its place

The lower Zeta variant doesn’t get the touchscreen unit. But Maruti has done a decent job of neatly integrating a double-DIN unit in its place

 

There's no climate control either on the Zeta variant. Instead, you get these comparatively boring manual controls

There’s no climate control either on the Zeta variant. Instead, you get these comparatively boring manual controls

 

Rear knee room is very impressive for a car which has a wheelbase which is very similar to that of the Swift. However, shoulder room at the rear seat is quite poor and can accommodate just two adults comfortably

Rear knee room is very impressive for a car which has a wheelbase which is very similar to that of the Swift. However, the rear seat can accommodate just two adults comfortably thanks to poor shoulder room

 

The rear door opening isn't big enough, making ingress and egress a bit inconvenient

The rear door opening isn’t big enough, making ingress and egress a bit inconvenient

 

The Ignis' boot has a 260l capacity, which is significantly more than the Swift's 204l

The Ignis’ boot has a 260l capacity, which is significantly more than the Swift’s 204l



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