Maruti Suzuki Ertiga to be available in both petrol and diesel engine options…

After more than half a year since its unveil in Indonesia, Maruti Suzuki has finally launched the all new Ertiga MPV in India. The first iteration of the car was launched in here in 2012 and this is the first major upgrade given to it ever. And this upgrade is no nip and tuck job, the new Ertiga is substantially different from its predecessor on many counts. The car will be available in both petrol and diesel variants. Further, the petrol version of the MPV will also be available in an automatic avatar. The petrol variants are priced between Rs.7.44 Lakh and Rs.9.5 Lakhs while the diesel variants will be available at Rs. 8.84 Lakh to Rs. 10.9 Lakh. The bookings of the car have already commenced and the deliveries will begin in the coming weeks.

2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Design & Size

The previous generation Ertiga was based on the Swift hatchback and was the first monocoque MPV in India. Now, the new Ertiga is based on Maruti Suzuki’s Heartect platform which, incidentally, is the platform of the latest generation Swift as well. What this platform has helped Maruti Suzuki to achieve is a reduction in weight by around 20 Kgs as compared to the outgoing model. The design of the car has also been revised completely and it looks way sharper than the outgoing model. The new Ertiga is 4395mm in length, 1735mm wide, 1690mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2740mm.

Not just the outside, the car also features a completely redesigned interiors, The dashboard is all new and the interiors feature a combination of wood & beige colour theme. There are some bits of leather thrown in as well like on the steering wheel. Overall, it looks plush and interesting on the inside.

2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Features
The biggest difference between the Indonesian Ertiga and Indian Ertiga is the feature list, we get way more features than our Indonesian friends. The new Ertiga comes loaded with many interesting goodies. Here is a quick list of what is on offer:
  • Maruti Suzuki’s Smartplay infotainment system with Apple Carplay, Android Auto, Navigation
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Rear Parking Camera and Sensors
  • Push Button Start
  • Driver seat height adjust
  • Dual Airbags and ABS standard across all variants
  • ESP and Hill Hold on automatic variants
  • 15-inch Alloy Wheels
  • Ciaz like colour MID on top variants

The new MPV will be available in 5 colour options which are Grey, White, Silver, Red and Blue.

2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Engine & Transmission

The all new Ertiga will come powered by the 1.5L K15B petrol engine as seen on the new Ciaz and the tried & tested 1.3L DDiS diesel engine. The petrol motor produces 105HP power and 138Nm torque. This will come mated to a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The diesel engine is good for 90BHP power and 200Nm torque. It will come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox only. Both petrol and diesel Ertigas will feature Maruti Suzuki’s SHVS micro hybrid technology which will make them extremely fuel efficient cars.

2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Pricing

Here is a quick rundown of the pricing for the different variants of the new car

Variant Price
LXi Rs. 7.44 Lakh
VXi Rs. 8.16 Lakh
VXi AT Rs. 9.18 Lakh
ZXi Rs. 8.99 Lakh
ZXi At Rs. 9.95 Lakh
ZXi + Rs. 9.50 Lakh
LDi Rs. 8.84 Lakh
VDi Rs. 9.56 Lakh
ZDi Rs. 10.39 Lakh
ZDi + Rs. 10.90 Lakh

The naming convention of its variants makes it pretty clear that the new Ertiga is going to be sold through Maruti’s Arena channel.

The main competition for the Ertiga in our market is the recently launched Mahindra Marazzo and Renault Lodgy. The thing to note here is Ertiga is significantly cheaper than both of them but, is smaller in size as well. Having said this, it has been a performer for Maruti in its previous avatar and with all the added bells & whistles, it is bound to do well in our market again.


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