272018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
Maruti Suzuki is keen to strengthen its hold in the Indian UV market and for that, the Indo-Japanese auto manufacturer is betting big on the Ertiga MPV. The carmaker has already started testing new Ertiga on Indian roads and it could be launched by June 2018. New Ertiga comes with significant design updates at the exterior and inside the cabin as well. Also, we may see it as a nine-seater making space for extra occupants.
The all-new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga comes with a more stylish and bold looking exterior that features a larger front grille, a sculpted hood and larger headlamps with projector units. Also, there will be integrated LED daytime running lights. The front bumper too has been updated to give the car a bold look. It gets a muscular stance and features neatly positioned fog lamps and a central intake.
At the side profile, the MPV gets new design alloy wheels, subtle character lines, chrome finished door handles. Apart from that, it gets turn indicator integrated ORVMs, blackened glass area. Moving to the rear profile, new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga gets revised LED taillights and a new bumper as well.
Being based on a new lightweight platform, the new Ertiga will offer a refreshed interior as well. It gets updated multifunction steering wheel, analogue and digital display consisting instrument cluster and a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Also, expect the MPV to offer generous space and comfort to the occupants.
On the powertrain front, 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga will be available in both petrol and diesel engine options. All new 1.5-litre petrol engine will kick out 104 hp of peak power and 138 Nm of peak torque, while the 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine will be able to pump out 89 hp of peak power and 200 Nm of peak torque along with an all new 1.5L diesel engine is expected too. Transmission options will include for 1.3L diesel is 5-speed manual gearbox while for 1.5l, it will be a 6-speed gearbox expected to be mated to AMT as well. The MPV is likely to be priced between Rs. 7 lakh and Rs. 11 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
Expected India Launch: 21st November 2018
Expected India Price: Rs. 7 lakh – Rs. 11 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)