Maruti Suzuki’s latest roll-out under the premium Nexa branding, the Ignis has emerged strong in the Indian market. The automaker reportedly received over 15,000 bookings for the vehicle even before it was launched in the country. This time around, citing surging demand for the model, the waiting period has now extended to three months. The base Sigma variant has received the maximum orders, thereby attracting the longest waiting period.
Under the hood, Maruti Suzuki Ignis is powered by a 1.2-litre four cylinder petrol engine mated to a five-speed manual gearbox generates that develops 83bhp at 6000rpm and 115Nm torque at 4000rpm. The 1.3-litre Multijet diesel also comes mated to a five-speed manual and develops 74bhp of power and 190Nm of torque. Interestingly, the vehicle is offered with automatic AGS gearbox in both petrol as well as diesel engines, but this is limited to the Zeta and Delta trims and not the top-spec Alpha trim.
To make it interesting for buyers, the Indian automaker has offered customisation options on the new model. Maruti offers factory fitted roof wraps along with exterior colour coded elements inside the car such as door handles and the centre console. The top-spec variant features dual-tone exterior colour option along with the interior colour coded elements in shades of Uptown Red and Tinsel Blue.
The Ignis is produced at the Maruti Suzuki Gurugram facility which reportedly has a production capacity of 5,000 units every month. However, in January alone the Indian automaker reportedly sold around 4,830 units. With the start of its new facility in Gujarat the waiting period is likely to come down in the next few months.