Maruti launches the Ignis car in India. Photograph: (WION)
This is the entry-level car for the premium Nexa chain
India's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has finally launched the much-awaited Ignis in the country. The car, which happens to be Maruti's first sub-compact crossover in India, is priced at Rs 4.59 lakh onwards. The high-end model of the Ignis costs Rs 7.46 lakh.
The car is available for e-booking with an initial payment of Rs 11,000. Maruti, for the first time, has introduced an option of online booking through Nexa's exclusive website.
The Ignis is available in 1.2 litre petrol and 1.3 litre diesel engine options. It also offers automatic gearshift options in both.
This is the entry-level car for the premium Nexa chain, which also sells Baleno and S-Cross models of the company.
At present, MSI has 197 Nexa outlets in close to 115 cities in India.
The Ignis will be produced at MSI's Gurugram (earlier known as Gurgaon) plant and is meant mainly for the domestic market.