Maruti Suzuki is working on a compact crossover SUV car called Ignis, and it is expected to launch sometime in late 2016 in India. It is a car the whole nation is waiting for, sometime ago the car was spotted in Europe and recently enthusiasts have spotted the car in disguised state in Delhi. The company has explored the crossover market with Suzuki S-Cross and now heaps of attraction is drifted towards Ignis. The competition level of the SUV segment has increased to a new level in recent times evident by the launch of Hyundai Creta, Honda BR-V, upcoming Tata Nexon and so on.

The Ignis is a new surprise launch of Maruti Suzuki, and it is certain that scores of customers are extremely eager to drive the car. Now what about the competition power of the car, and which would be its fiercest rival, a majority would think about Mahindra KUV100, a compact SUV vehicle that was launched in January 2016 and is now currently in high demand. In 2016 May, KUV100 was the fourth top selling vehicle. Will the popularity levels of KUV100 be tarnished by the forthcoming Ignis? Let us compare the two cars and find out.


Ignis is a chic compact SUV, and it looks amazingly stylish and picture perfect, and it is designed in a way that is very attractive to the young and highly professional demographic. The exterior architecture looks impressively boxy and compact and it is a different design creation from other Maruti Suzuki cars. The styling of the headlights is elegant and so is the grille and the layout of the bumper is striking as well. The vehicle on the whole flaunts a neat design and it just gives an impression of classiness at first sight.

The KUV100 looks great and Mahindra has styled the car to make it look menacingly sporty, and it is just awesome for people who are into sporty SUV’s. The design of the KUV100 remains different from other Mahindra vehicles. The incredible sporty effect is created by the pulled back headlights and thin front grille and the small tail lights also makes the car look exceptionally stylish and sporty.


The exterior of Ignis looks so novel and different from other products of Maruti Suzuki, and now how is the interior going to look. The inner décor is going to be vibrant and well-suited for the young and highly ambitious demographic. The dashboard is going to have a new design varied from any other Maruti Suzuki car that exist. The styling of the steering wheel is new as well and is expected to be something similar to upcoming Suzuki cars. The other possible interesting features are touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and SmartPlay and dual tone color combination. The car is going to be vastly spacious and can easily accommodate five passengers. An important point to remember is the Ignis interiors is going to be engineered with a new level of aesthetics.

The interior of KUV100 compact crossover is comfortable and well-designed, the handling of steering wheel is convenient and the instrument cluster is easy to read. On the center console is three powerful air cons and gear lever. For music lovers the in-dash audio system is just spectacular and it has USB, Bluetooth and AUX connectivity. There is ample space inside to just sit comfortably and relax.


The Ignis is likely to be powered with a robust four-cylinder 1.2-liter petrol engine and it will be engineered with the advanced SHVS mild hybrid technology and it facilitates greater fuel efficiency for four-wheel drive and two-wheel drive cars. There will also be an efficient Boosterjet 1.0-liter turbo petrol mill that will yield powerful mileage and the other engine is a 1.2-liter CVT mill and it will be connected to an automatic transmission system. There is going to be a diesel engine as well and it is a 1.3-liter DDiS engine.

Mahindra has incorporated the KUV100 with petrol and diesel power-trains, the petrol vehicle is fitted with a three-cylinder G80 1.2-liter mFalcon engine and it churns 82bhp and the diesel car runs on a 1.2 liter D75 mFalcon engine that generates 77bhp. The engines are connected to 5-speed manual transmission.


The expected price range of Maruti Suzuki Ignis is Rs 5 to 7 lakh and KUV 100 is sold at Rs 4.5-7.1 lakhs.

Maruti Suzuki Ignis is the most anticipated new car launch, and it does look amazing and when you view the car, it will remind you of an incredible one of a kind design, so different from other Maruti Suzuki cars and even other models in the market. The exterior styling of Ignis is first rate and KUV100 is creatively styled as well, but to create a sportier effect and Ignis is designed to develop a youthful and elegant effect.

The interior of Ignis is going to be as exciting as the exterior, and the quality of décor and equipment will be top-class and futuristic and it will run on superb engine power. The insides of KUV100 is vibrant and not too claustrophobic and there is ample room for five occupants to just have a blast.

The Ignis is expected to launch sometime during the end of the year, which is sometime during the festive season, and what better time to buy the car. The Ignis is on the whole a desirable upcoming car that looks so different and innovative, its appearance is something similar to those fantasy cars we all dream of owning. Mahindra has engineered the KUV100 differently as well, and here too the styling is hi-tech.

Is the Ignis going to be the most-wanted compact crossover SUV car in the market, it is likely to be so because it looks so remarkably different and creative. There is yet so much to be discovered about the car and it is expected to be great value for money. For now, let us patiently wait for the launch of Ignis and it is going to be one stunning new launch that has ever existed.

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