New-gen Maruti Suzuki Ertiga starts arriving at dealerships ahead of launch
Soon after news broke that bookings for the second-generation Maruti Suzuki Ertiga had begun in India, spy images have surfaced which show that the MPV has been stocked in dealerships to prepare for the launch on November 21. Maruti Suzuki Arena dealerships across India are accepting bookings for the new Ertiga against an initial payment of Rs 11,000.
Mechanically, the most significant addition to the new Ertiga is a new K15B 1.5-litre petrol motor. This puts out 104PS and 138Nm. Increases of 13PS and 8Nm over the current car. This will be paired with either a five-speed manual or four-speed auto. In India, the 1.3-litre diesel motor should also be available. The car is based on the Heartect platform that also underpins the Swift, Baleno and Ignis. Fuel consumption for the Indonesian market model is rated at 18kmpl for the manual and 16.7kmpl for the automatic. The car sits on 15-inch alloy wheels.
Dimensionally, the new Ertiga is quite larger than the current car. The new car is 130 mm longer, 40 mm wider and 5 mm taller than its predecessor but the wheelbase remains the same at 2,740 mm. The Indonesian-spec car has 180mm ground clearance but this will probably increase by 5mm for the Indian version. Boot space is 153 litres (up 18 litres from before) with all seats up, expandable to 550 litres (up 50 litres) with the third-row seats folded and 803 litres (up 68 litres) with all rear seats down.
Maruti Suzuki has revealed that the Indian car will come in five colour options. The first of these is the new Auburn Red shade seen above, alongside this, the MPV will be available in Magma Grey, Oxford Blue, Arctic White and Silky Silver. In terms of variants, the petrol Ertiga will come in LXi, VXi, ZXi and ZXi+ trims. The auto will be available on the VXi and ZXi trims. The diesel will be available in LDi, VDi, ZDi and ZDi+ variants. See the car's feature highlights here.
The pricing hasn't been announced yet but you can expect a Rs 20,000 to 30,000 hike over the current car's Rs 6.81 lakh to Rs 8.71 lakh price range.
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Also see: The new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is a matured people-carrier | First Drive Review
Starts Rs 7.55 Lakhs
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