New Maruti Ertiga Waiting Period Rises To 6 Months Depending On Variants

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The all-new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is increasing in popularity and the waiting period of the car has reached a maximum of 24 weeks

Maruti Suzuki launched the all-new Ertiga in the Indian market late last year. The demand for the Ertiga has always remained stable in the market, but the all-new Ertiga is becoming more popular with time. Depending on the variant, the all-new Ertiga now has a waiting period between 12 weeks to 24 weeks.

That’s a long waiting period but also tells us about the popularity of the all-new model. The all-new Ertiga is based on the new lightweight HEARTECT platform that also underpins most new-age Maruti Suzuki cars including the Swift, Dzire, Baleno and Ignis. It makes the Ertiga lighter and stronger than before.

The MUV has also increased in size compared to the previous generation model. It now offers more cabin space. Maruti Suzuki offers the all-new MUV in 10 different variants, and it gets powered by both petrol and diesel engine options in the market. The petrol variants also get an optional automatic transmission, but the diesel variants are only available with a manual transmission.

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The petrol variants of the Ertiga are powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine that debuted in the Indian market with the few Ciaz facelift. It generates a maximum power of 104 Bhp and a peak torque of 138 Nm. It gets a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic transmission.

The manual petrol variant returns a maximum of 19.34 km/l while the automatic version returns a maximum of 18.69 km/l. There is a 1.3-litre diesel engine too. It generates a maximum of 89 Bhp and a peak torque of 200 Nm. It gets a 5-speed manual transmission. The diesel variants return a maximum of 25.47 km/l mileage as per ARAI test.

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Maruti Suzuki will soon launch the all-new 1.5-litre diesel engine that was developed in-house by the brand with the Ertiga and the Ciaz. The all-new Ertiga takes directly on the Mahindra Marazzo in the segment. Even Marazzo is getting a good response from the market but the waiting period is much lower than that of the Ertiga.