In yet another effort to expand the two-pedal technology in its portfolio, Maruti Suzuki India today announced the introduction of Auto Gear Shift (AGS) option in top-end Alpha trim of its urban compact vehicle – IGNIS. The Ignis Alpha variant with the petrol engine is available at Rs 7 lakh and with the diesel engine at Rs 8 lakh.
IGNIS, built on a new generation Suzuki Total Effective Control Technology (TECT) for occupant protection, was launched in January 2017. AGS technology made two-pedal transmission more affordable, offering fuel efficiency at par with manual transmission. AGS technology is easy on maintenance and convenience.
Introducing AGS on IGNIS Alpha variant, R S Kalsi, Senior Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, “Automatic Gear Shift (AGS) on the IGNIS, so far offered in the Delta and Zeta trims, has been widely appreciated by customers and accounts for 27% of IGNIS sales. We are now offering AGS in the top trim as well – IGNIS Alpha. We expect this to strengthen brand IGNIS and enhance the popularity of AGS amongst millennials.”
AGS is offered in both petrol and diesel variants of IGNIS.
IGNIS comes equipped with dual airbags, seatbelts with pre-tensioner force limiter (PTFL) and ABS with EBD as standard fitments. It also gets ISOFIX Anchorage, a child seat restraint system, as standard equipment in all variants.
IGNIS comes with two engine options---petrol fitted with the proven VVT engine (1.2L) delivering power of 61kW at 6000rpm with a torque of 113Nm at 4200rpm. The engine is tuned to offer better low-end torque, enabling better drivability in various conditions. The diesel IGNIS gets the power of the acclaimed DDiS 190 diesel engine (1.3L) delivering power of 55.2 kW at 4000 rpm with a torque of 190Nm at 2000 rpm.