Mobilio’s sales have been dropping and for the month of February 2015, it plummeted to an all-time low domestic figure of 1697 units. The country’s most fuel efficient MPV was launched in July 2014 with a lot of fanfare.
The success of the Mobilio is a serious problem for Maruti. Just until recently, the Ertiga seemed to be practically ruling the segment this side of the Innova. With more competition coming soon in the form of the Renault Lodgy, the 7-seater MPV segment is only bound to get tougher. The Life Utility Vehicle, as Maruti calls the Ertiga, was launched in April 2012 and is finally due to get a minor facelift to keep it looking fresh in the face of the upcoming competition.
Well, the first ever spy shots of this upcoming Ertiga refresh have started surfacing on the web, thanks to Gaadiwaadi.com. Don’t expect any dramatic changes though as the facelift would comprise minor alterations to the front-end and rear bumper.
Maruti Suzuki’s people mover Ertiga, the only MPV in its line-up, is at present powered by the 1.3L DDiS diesel mill sourced from Fiat, just like all the other diesel powered cars in the portfolio. This engine does duty not just in Maruti cars but also on a host of other manufacturer cars.
Maruti Ertiga has taken the utility segment by storm, and has won over quite a few hearts with its “LUV Appeal” ever since it was launched.