Maruti Suzuki, India’s most loved car maker of India has recently added another very attractive model to its lineup – the new Ignis. The Indo-Japanese car major has launched the Ignis aimed at the younger audience, and targets those with an eye for the offbeat and unique while not crossing their budget. So, the new Maruti Suzuki Ignis is a fresh and unique looking sub-4 meter compact cross-hatch that is offers a tallboy design and SUV-like traits such as high ground clearance and a boxy highly attractive styling. While the new Maruti Ignis mini crossover claims to be different from any hatchback in the Indian car market and is a direct rival of the Mahindra KUV100 micro-SUV, it actually goes up against quite a few popular compact hatchbacks available currently in India. One such Maruti Ignis rivals is the hugely popular Hyundai Grand i10 which has been around for some time and has recently launched in its new updated avatar. This is true since both the models fall in the same price bracket.
Find out how the Maruti Suzuki Ignis is pitched against the Hyundai Grand i10, as we compare the two cars with each other in terms of styling, mechanical specs, features and price.
So here’s all that you need to know how the Ignis goes up against Grand i10. Read on:
Maruti Ignis vs Hyundai Grand i10
Mechanical Specifications & Mileage
Both the Maruti Suzuki Ignis and the Hyundai Grand i10 come in petrol and diesel choices.
The Maruti Ignis Diesel gets powered by a 1.3-liter Diesel motor that delivers a max power of 74 bhp and a peak torque of 190 Nm. The petrol version of the car packs in a 1.2-liter Petrol engine that offers 83 bhp of power and 113 Nm of torque. Both the engines come paired to a 5 speed manual transmission and a 5 speed AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) gearbox choice. The Ignis diesel offers fuel efficiency of 26.80 kmpl, while the petrol avatar delivers a mileage of 20.89 kmpl.
On the other hand, the Hyundai Grand i10 gets powered by a 1.2-liter Diesel motor that pumps out 74 bhp and 190 Nm of torque, while its petrol version gets a 1.2-liter Petrol mill offering 81 bhp and 114 Nm. Both the engine options get coupled with a standard 5 speed manual transmission, while the petrol also offers the option of a 4 speed automatic transmission. The Grand i10 diesel offers a fuel efficiency of around 24.4 kmpl and petrol offers around 19.77 kmpl of mileage.
Thus, in terms of engines and power figures, the Maruti Ignis and the Hyundai Grand i10 are very similar. However, the convenience of the AMT gearbox is available on both the petrol and diesel versions of Ignis, while the Grand i10 diesel doesn’t offer any AT options. As per ARAI, the Ignis diesel delivers around 27 kmpl which is more than the Grand i10’s mileage, while the petrol Ignis is also more frugal than the Grand i10 petrol variants.
The Ignis has a very offbeat crossover styling that is bold, upright, aggressive, boxy, contemporary and retro all at the same time, which makes it a head turner and a standalone model. Maruti Suzuki is touting this unique aspect of the Ignis as its greatest attraction. The car flaunts a very aggressive and unique front fascia with a stylized grille and LED headlights along with LED DRLs. Overall, the Ignis might be really loved by some, while others might not think it impressive to look on. However, it is a highly eye-catching model and is sure to draw attention.
The good looking Grand i10 has recently received an update and it now looks more stylish than before with its subtle but good updates. The car boasts of a sportier front fascia with a new grille, new front bumper and LED DRLs. The Grand i10 has been always known for its smart, good looks and now it looks even more charming.
In terms of dimensions, although the Ignis is tad smaller than the Grand i10, it offers a larger boot area and bigger 15-inch alloy wheels to impress.
Interiors & Features
The Ignis comes with a very fresh and contemporarily designed dashboard. Neither the touchscreen infotainment system nor the audio system of the Ignis is flushed with the car’s centre console. The Ignis also offers nice body colored highlights in its cabin to make things more interesting.
On the other hand, Grand i10 offers a functional and clean looking high quality dashboard. The already feature-rich Grand i10 has become more loaded in its refreshed new model.
Hyundai has now added features like and a touchscreen infotainment system as well.
In terms of features, the Ignis being a premium Nexa product comes packed with a lot of attractive equipments projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, touchscreen infotainment system, dual front airbags, ABS and much more. The new 2017 Grand i10 comes with new added features which include LED DRLs, automatic climate control and touchscreen infotainment system. However, the Grand i10 does not get offer the crucial safety features of dual front airbags and ABS as standard as the Ignis.
The new Maruti Suzuki Ignis has a price range of Rs. 4.59 lakhs that goes up to Rs. 7.46 lakhs for the top-end diesel model.
The new updated 2017 Hyundai Grand i10’s price range starts from Rs. 4.58 lakhs and goes all the way up to Rs. 7.33 lakhs.
The new Maruti Suzuki Ignis has everything to turn out to be another phenomenal success from the company’s stable, and it is selling like hot cakes. However, market competition is rather tough for this car, as it has established rivals like the very capable Hyundai Grand i10. Nevertheless, the Ignis has a few advantages over the Grand i10 such as automatic variants on both petrol and diesel options, a bit longer and slightly more premium features list, and better safety features. Although the Maruti Ignis is really different and aggressive looking and we do think it offers a better visual stance than the Hyundai Grand i10; we decided not to comment on it finally as the 2017 Grand i10 is sportier and looks are very subjective.