Maruti Ertiga 2018 Overview
If the grapevine is to be believed, the new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga will be retailed via Nexa showrooms. The 2018 Ertiga is an all-new model based on a new platform and will get new engines as well. It is expected to share the 1.5-litre K15B petrol engine with the Ciaz, and feature a new 1.5-litre diesel engine as well. Both engines are likely to feature Suzuki’s “SHVS” mild-hybrid tech. The 7-seater MPV is bigger than before, has more space (and bootspace) and is also packed with a lot more features. We’re expecting prices to go north, and possibly start around the Rs 7.5 lakh mark.
Maruti Ertiga 2018 Price
Maruti Ertiga 2018 is going to launch in India with an estimated price of Rs. 9.00 lakh
Maruti Ertiga 2018 Highlights
The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has been revealed. Though the MPV showcased is the Indonesia-spec car, the one coming to India will remain largely similar to it. In terms of changes, the second-generation Ertiga is based on a new platform which we have seen on the Ignis, Swift, Baleno and the Dzire in India. In the mechanical department it will remain similar, with a 1.3-litre diesel with a manual and a 1.4-litre petrol engine with the choice of an automatic. The diesel will also continue to feature the SHVS mild-hybrid tech. And like all new Maruti models, expect the Ertiga to return even more mileage. The current figures stand at 17.5kmpl and 24.5kmpl. We expect the Ertiga to debut sometime around Diwali 2018 with a price hike of around Rs 10,000.
Exterior and Interior
To be honest, a lot of elements in the Ertiga seems to be borrowed from other cars, especially the Toyota Innova Crysta, Honda WR-V and the car with the funny name, the Mitsubishi Xpander. But, luckily, these various elements do gel well together. Suzuki has kept the silhouette largely similar to the current gen car but all the panels you see are brand new. In terms of size, the Ertiga has grown by 99mm in length, 40mm in width and 5mm in height. But the wheelbase has remained the same at 2740mm. With the new, wider dimensions, the boot space (with the third row of seats up) has increased by 18 litres to 153 litres. In terms of new features, the new Ertiga gets twin-pod headlights with projector lamps, chrome grille, new front bumper, a muscular hood, new 15-inch alloy wheels, a new rear three-quarter glass design and new tail lamps which look like they have been directly lifted from the Honda WR-V. Overall, the new Ertiga looks quite fancy on the outside.
Inside, the Ertiga still features the beige interiors but on a completely redesigned dashboard. It features a three-tier design with the upper layer featuring end-to-end A/C vents like the new Audis. Also, like the new Dzire, there is a thick section of faux wood. The Indonesia-spec car gets a 6.8-inch touchscreen infotainment screen but the Indian model will have the 7.0-inch Smartplay system. The steering wheel is the same flat-bottom unit as that on the Swift and the Dzire, and so is the new instrument cluster.
In India, the new Ertiga will continue to be powered by the same 1.4-litre, 4-cylinder 92PS/130Nm K14B petrol, and the 1.3-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged 90PS/200Nm D13A Smart-Hybrid engine. Both will be paired with a 5-speed manual transmission, with the petrol getting a 4-speed automatic option.
Honda BR-V: Though Honda claims the BR-V to be an SUV, the word crossover defines it perfectly. It too has a 7-seater configuration and is priced between Rs 9.22 lakh and Rs 13.39 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.
Renault Lodgy: Renault's only 7-seater in India, the Lodgy is known for being spacious and practical. The sensible choice then?
Maruti Ertiga 2018 News
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