Maruti is slowly equipping its range with new variants where buyers have a choice of having the automatic gearbox with the top-end trims. They did with the Baleno sometime now and now the Ignis with the AMT is now available on the top-end Alpha trim. The addition of the top-end Alpha trim means the AMT gearbox can be specced with features like the SmartPlay infotainment system, climate control, LED DRLs etc. The engine options are same with the 1.2 petrol and 1.3 diesel. The Ignis Alpha 1.2 petrol AMT is Rs 7.01 lakh while the Alpha diesel is 8.08 lakh ex-showroom.
Introducing AGS on IGNIS Alpha variant, Mr R S Kalsi, Senior Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, Our premium urban compact vehicle IGNIS has been created for millennials, a none of a kind brand in the Indian market. 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.
Words- Sunil Kumar