The seven-seater MPV will likely get the newly developed 1.5-litre DDiS 225 diesel engine producing 95 PS and 225 Nm, and is mated to a new six-speed transmission
Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) waited more than six years to replace the first generation Ertiga with a comprehensive new avatar. Launched in November 2018, the second-gen Ertiga’s arrival was eagerly anticipated. Ever since it made its debut in April 2018 in Thailand, it had caught domestic buyers’ attention.
The Ertiga has been the best-selling sub-10 lakh MPV in India and the new model was expected to scale newer heights. After making a steady start to its life, in March 2019, nearly 9,000 units of the Ertiga were retailed and it was the highest ever recorded in a SINGLE month for the people carrier since its debut 7 years ago.
The new Ertiga is based on the lightweight fifth generation Heartect platform that underpins models like Swift, Baleno, Ignis and Wagon R. It has proved to be successful in India over the years and helped Ertiga to have increased dimensions allowing for a more spacious cabin.
Another highlighting aspect of the 2018 19Ertiga is its styling as the largest automaker in the country completely overhauled the exterior to make it more modern ditching the primitive looks. As for the performance, the 1.4-litre petrol engine gave way for a brand new 1.5-litre SHVS four-cylinder gasoline unit with a dual-battery setup that debuted in the facelifted Ciaz.
The more powerful engine is good enough to develop 104.7 PS and 138 Nm and is connected to the familiar five-speed manual and four-speed torque converter automatic transmission option. The long-existing 1.3-litre diesel will be soon replaced by an all-new 1.5-litre DDiS 225 due to the oncoming stringent emission standards.
The powertrain has found its way into the Ciaz already and it will more likely pump out similar power and torque outputs in the Ertiga. It generates 95 PS and 225 Nm and is mated to a new six-speed manual transmission. Due to the presence of dual mass flywheel, the engine will be responsible for delivering lowered NVH levels.