The Maruti Suzuki Ignis, the Indo-Japanese automaker’s latest product entry in the Indian car market is attracting the attention of many thanks to its ‘love it or hate it’ looks. The Ignis is, for sure, one of the most contemporary looking Maruti’s with its puppy eyed looks and a rather hunched up character due to its crossover-ish profile. Also Read - Maruti Suzuki Ignis Alpha AMT launched; Price in India starts at INR 7.01 lakh
But what if we were to tell you to imagine the Ignis, accentuating its crossover-ish profile into something pure off-road bred? Finding it difficult to do so? Well, fret not, Indonesian designer Raditya Brahmanah has created a rendering of an Ignis 4×4, a pure blue blooded off-roader. Also Read - Maruti Suzuki records 20.6 percent growth in sales for July 2017: Vitara Brezza, Baleno, Swift & Ertiga emerge as major players
The rendering shows majority of the Ignis’s exterior profile being similar to that of the standard urban compact hatchback. But Raditya Brahmanah’s creation gets a high ridding frame, chunkier all weather tires, re-reinforced chassis, high mounted snorkel, new rugged looking-high mounted bumper with integrated fog-lamps, steel tow hook and a six slat grille which seems to take its inspiration from the Jimny. Do Read: Maruti Suzuki Ignis Delta variant in high demand; comprises of 50 percent of total bookings Also Read - Maruti Suzuki updates it's Smartplay infotainment system with Android Auto
This creation, born out of the sheer creativity of its creator, shows the Ignis in a completely different avatar than what we usually get to see and can indeed provide an inspiration for those willing to modify this stylish hatchback into a dedicated off-roader. Also Read: Maruti Suzuki Ignis sells 10,000 units within a month of its launch
In India, the Maruti Suzuki Ignis is currently available with a host of customization kits, but none of them matches the sheer outrageous creation of Raditya Brahmanah. Do Read: Ignis is the safest Maruti in its segment in India
The Maruti Ignis, is currently available in both petrol and diesel engines. The former being propelled by a 1.2-litre engine with the latter getting a 1.3-litre unit. But if ever this Ignis 4×4 takes form, the best suited engine for this machine will be Suzuki’s 1.0-litre BoosterJet motor.
So, Maruti Suzuki Ignis 4×4 off-roader; Yay or nay?