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The New Maruti Ertiga India launch is just around the corner, it will share its engines with the Maruti Ciaz and will target the Mahindra Marazzo

The 2019 Maruti Ertiga launch expected in mid-November likely on 18 November. The second generation of the popular MPV will be a complete model replacement for the current model. That said, the current generation will serve the taxi market as a ‘Tour’ model. Based on the HEARTECT platform, the new model is already on sale in Indonesia.

The 2019 Maruti Ertiga will be featuring SHVS mild-hybrid technology for both of its engine variants. The petrol version will be powered by the 1.5-litre motor from the Ciaz. It develops a maximum power of 105 hp and a peak torque of 138 Nm.

On the other hand, the diesel version will be powered by a 1.3-litre diesel engine that produces 89 bhp and 200 Nm. Both the engines will be mated to a five-speed manual transmission as standard. The petrol variant will be also available with a four-speed automatic.

Later on, Maruti Suzuki could replace the Fiat-sourced diesel engine with its own 1.5-litre motor that will offer 110 PS and 270 Nm. The new motor will be BSVI-compliant and will feature SHVS mild hybrid technology. The new engine should launch by October next year.

A bigger highlight of the 2019 Maruti Ertiga will be its features list. Expect the new car to offer many premium features, other than the mild-hybrid system. These would include Bi-Xenon projector headlamps, keyless entry, push start button, touchscreen infotainment unit with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Cruise Control, etc.

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You can safely get prepared for a slight increase in the prices. Thanks to the introduction of the larger petrol engine, a more modern platform, and more features, the new version of the country’s highest selling MPV could have a starting price of more than Rs 7 lakh.

However, we think that the premium will be justified through the more premium interior, a much more modern platform, and the more powerful petrol engine with a mild hybrid system. Stay tuned to Gaadiwaadi for latest news updates on the 2019 Maruti Ertiga India launch.