The new Maruti Ertiga will launch next month, here is all you should know about design, specs, features, interior & dimensions of Mahindra Marazzo-rival
The new Maruti Ertiga will launch on November 21. The second generation of the company’s hot-selling MPV is larger in dimensions, has better specifications, and should even offer a higher mileage.
However, it will have a slightly higher price and will be sold through the Nexa premium dealerships. Here are the Top 5 things you should know about the new Maruti Ertiga –
1. Looks Sophisticated
The new Maruti Ertiga looks a lot more desirable than the current model. This is majorly due to an exterior design that seems to have been inspired from the Volvo XC60 and the V90 Cross Country. Plus, the larger dimensions also help the new model have a higher street presence. The company has used additional chrome for the India-spec model, whcih means you get a really premium appearance that is sure to be received well by the buyers.
2. Better Specs
The new Maruti Ertiga will be much better in terms of specifications than the model it is about to replace. It will be underpinned by the lightweight HEARTECT platform, which means there won’t be any weight gain in spite of the increased dimensions. The petrol version will be powered by a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated engine that will replace the current 1.4-litre motor.
This engine outputs a maximum power of 104 PS and a peak torque of 138 Nm. This is an increased of 12 PS and 8 Nm. Transmission options for this engine include a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 4-speed automatic one.
For now, the 2018 Ertiga will be sold with the current model’s 1.3-litre turbocharged diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 90 PS and a peak torque of 200 Nm. However, this engine will be changed by a BSVI-compliant 1.5-litre turbo motor at a later stage. Both the models will be equipped with the second generation of the SHVS smart hybrid technology. This will lead to a better mileage.
The new Maruti Ertiga will be sold with a lot many additional features. The interior of the new car will be more premium due to the higher equipment and a better fit and finish. The dashboard will hold a 6.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that will support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
It will double up as a display for the rear camera. The new MPV will have a flat-bottomed multi-function steering wheel with a faux wood trim. The 2018 Ertiga will also offer push start button, a bigger Multi-information Display, automatic climate control, rear AC vents, and electrically adjustable and foldable outside rear view mirrors.
The interior of the new model Maruti Ertiga will be a lot more upmarket than what the current version has on offer. The design of the dashboard seems to have been inspired by the latest Audi models. Also, it has a better fit and finish and is made up of better quality materials. The ample use of the faux wood trim enhances the premium look of the entire cabin.
Another area in which the interior of the new Maruti Ertiga will hold an advantage over that of the existing car is the equipment on offer. Like we said above, the cabin will be better equipped and will have several premium features like a touchscreen infotainment unit that has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. It will also be more spacious than before, which means the passengers in the third row will no longer complain of lack of enough space.
The 2018 Maruti Ertiga is a much bigger vehicle than the car it is about to replace. It has made decent gains in several dimensional parameters. For example, it now measures 4,395 mm in length, which is an increase of 99 mm over the previous model. At 1,735 mm, it’s also full 40 mm wider than the previous model. It has a height of 1,690 mm, which makes it 5 mm taller than before.
All said and done, its wheelbase, at 2,740 mm, remains the same as before. However, what this actually means is that the new car has larger overhangs, which leads to a higher passenger space. Even its boot capacity with all the seats up remains unchanged at 153-litres. However, with the last row of seats folder, it offers a bigger boot than the current version.
Overall, the new Maruti Ertiga is a definite improvement over the previous model. Thanks to these qualities, it should become a strong rival to the Mahindra Marazzo. Also, all these attributes should help the 2018 Ertiga justify the higher price tag.