Maruti has begun production of second-generation Ertiga in India ahead of the launch on November 21, around 100 units are produced each day initially
The second generation of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is going to be launched on November 21 in India. We can exclusively reveal that the company has commenced production of the new model in India and 100 units are manufactured each day. We are expecting official bookings to commence early next month.
Suzuki officially revealed the new Ertiga earlier this year at Indonesia International Motor Show and sales have begun in some countries. The new Ertiga is based on Heartect platform, which helps the MPV to shed some weight and it is bigger than outgoing model as length increased by 99 mm, width by 40 mm and height by 5 mm.
But the company didn’t increase wheelbase and to improve cabin space, Suzuki reduced boot volume by 32 litres and it helped to liberate more knee room in the second and third row. The design of Ertiga is completely different from the outgoing model with new projector headlamps and grille along with an updated bumper at front.
The rear gets tail lamps, which took inspirations from some Volvo models. The interior design gives a premium feel for the MPV and some of the elements on the dashboard remind us of Audi models. The overall quality has gone up, but Ertiga will continue to use some parts from other models to reduce cost.
The interior will be packaged with lots of features like touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, climate control, multi-function steering wheel, automatic headlamps, rain sensing wipers, rear camera with parking sensors and more. The MPV will come with standard safety features like dual airbags, ABS, EBD and Brake Assist.
The Ertiga will be powered by a new 1.5 L petrol engine from Ciaz producing 105 hp and 138 Nm. The diesel engine will be the same 1.3 L unit from current model with 89 hp and 200 Nm. These engines will be mated to 5 speed manual as standard and 4 speed auto with the petrol engine. Maruti will introduce its new 1.5 L diesel engine on Ertiga late next year.