Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest manufacturer, told carandbike that it has bagged over 5000 bookings for the Ignis facelift, which went on sale in India just about a month before the lockdown was announced. Talking about the response for the Ignis facelift, on the latest episode of Freewheeling With SVP, Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director - Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki India said, "The Ignis has done well. Much better than the previous version, I think we have around 5000 to 6000 bookings already."
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Srivastava further added, "People said it has to be a more SUV-ish type of vehicle, and it has to have more of a different character added to it. So, our marketing campaign does reflect that. We are pushing it, of course, as we push all models, but Ignis I believe has a very big potential. Because, some people say that it was probably ahead of what the Indian consumer wanted, but I think the market is maturing. The Ignis is doing remarkably well in some of the other parts of the world."
The updated 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ignis comes with a host of cosmetic updates, including revised bumpers with new silver faux skid plates that add to the car's SUV-inspired styling. The face also features a more prominent grille with 4-slots and a re-styled headlamp cluster that features projector headlamps and LED daytime running lamps. The profile and rear remain unchanged. In terms of features, the car gets the company's new 7-inch Smartplay Studio 2.0 infotainment system, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a new MID unit for the instrument cluster. Rest of the features largely remain similar to the pre-facelift Ignis. The model also comes with ISOFIX seats, seatbelt pre-tensioners, dual airbags, ABS with EBD as standard.
Under the hood, the 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ignis comes with a BS6 compliant 1.2-litre, four-cylinder VVT petrol engine from the Swift and Baleno that develops 82 bhp and 113 Nm of peak torque and is mated to a five-speed manual transmission while the AMT gearbox is optional.