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Latest on Maruti Suzuki Ertiga: 06 February, 2015
We informed you earlier that Maruti Suzuki India is planning to launch at least 8 cars this year. The company will launch various new cars and facelifts of existing cars in the country in the next 9 months. While the Swift Dzire facelift will be the first car to hit the market, another facelift product - the 2015 Ertiga is expected to go on sale in Q2 of the calendar year 2015 (Possibly- June/July). The images of the updated Ertiga have already hit the web world, giving us some details about the changes on offer.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, a Mpv/Muv has 9 versions available in India. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has 4 Petrol cars, 3 Diesel cars and 2 CNG cars. Other popular cars in the similar price range of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga are Mahindra Quanto, Tata Sumo Grande MK II and Ford EcoSport. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga comes in 7 colours, namely, Dusky Brown, Ecru Beige, Fire Brick Red, Granite Grey, Serene Blue, Silky Silver, Superio White.
Maruti Ertiga MPV is one of the most comfortable and spacious Maruti Suzuki cars in India. Based on the new Swift platform, the Ertiga looks bigger and taller than its hatchback sibling. The hood design and front grille are inspired from the Ritz, while the rear end looks entirely new. The top-end trims are offered with the 15-inches alloys, while rest of the variants get full wheel covers. The interior too looks like the Swift, though it’s more spacious and practical from inside. Seats feel comfortable with ample legroom and headroom. The MPV gets various comfort-enhancing features such as an audio system with tweeters, USB and AUX connectivity, front and rear AC vents and more. Powering the Ertiga is a 1.4-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel engines that deliver 93.7bhp and 88.7bhp with torque of 130Nm and 202.2Nm, respectively. Both the engines are paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Though, it isn’t one of the most fuel efficient Maruti Suzuki cars in India, it delivers a decent mileage. Overall handling and driving dynamics of the car are impressive. Ride is comfortable too.
Further to this, read Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Road Test details by our expert.
The various fuel trims in Maruti Suzuki Ertiga are priced differently. The Diesel trims are priced between Rs. 7,90,377/- to Rs. 9,23,448/-. The Petrol trims of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga start at Rs. 6,45,920/-. Finally, CNG trims have a lowest price of Rs. 7,01,682/-.
Designed on the new Swift’s platform, the MPV looks very outgoing, despite having a typical MPV shape. The front-fascia of the car features large headlamps, honeycomb grille, large airdam fog lamps housing in vertical plastic shell. The pronounced wheel arches with 15-inches alloys, boxy doors’ design and ribbed roof enhance is side profile, while the tail design and rear lamps are inspired from the old Honda Jazz. It measures 4265 in length, 1695mm in width and 1685mm in height with a wheelbase of 2740mm
The MPV is very spacious from inside. Material quality is good. The front seats are 6-ways adjustable and comfortable, though the 2nd row of seats is little cramped. There are various storage compartments and comfort-enhancing features such as power window controls, front and rear AC vents, silver chromed dial arrangement, music system with tweeters, USB and AUX connectivity etc.
The Ertiga is available in two engine options - a 1.4-litre petrol and a 1.3-litre diesel. The 1.4litre, K14b petrol engine produces a maximum power of 93.7bhp with 130Nm of torque. It offers a mileage of 14kmpl in city and 16.02kmpl on highways. The 1.3litre multijet turbo diesel engine produces a peak power of 88.7bhp @ 4000rpm with a torque of 202.2Nm @ 1750rpm. It isn’t one of the most fuel-efficient Maruti Suzuki cars in India, but returns a decent mileage of 18kmpl and 20.77kmpl in city and highways, respectively. Both the engines are coupled with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Performance and Handling
Driving dynamics and handling are pretty impressive, thanks to its agile suspension and monocoque chassis. The car’s mid-range performance is good, though it requires extra efforts on highways. It accelerates 0-100kmph in 15 seconds with a top speed of 155kmph. Like most Maruti Suzuki car models, the Ertiga is easy to drive on both city and highways.
Brakes are confidence-inspiring. The ABS with EBD and brake assist handles sudden braking situations.
The MPV comes loaded with various safety features such as ABS with EBD and brake assist, airbags (for driver and front passengers), engine immobilizer, high tensile roof, seat belts etc.
The 1373 cc CNG - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 20 km/kg in city and 22 km/kg on highways, while the Diesel variant offers a mileage of 18 kmpl on urban roads and 20 kmpl and freeways, respectively.
The Ertiga is an easy to drive and spacious family car. Having a seating configuration of 5+2, the MPV offers ample legroom and headroom, though the 2nd row and 3rd row of seats could have been slightly more spacious. Drivability and engine performance of the car are much better than most of its competitors.
Maruti Ertiga Vs Chevrolet Enjoy
The Maruti Ertiga, based on the new Swift platform, looks bigger, taller and very outgoing than the Chevrolet Enjoy. With simple stance, the Enjoy ends up looking like a van. However, the Enjoy is more spacious, and offers ample headroom even the for 3rd row seats’ passengers. The Ertiga’s K-series engine offers decent torque output and mileage with low carbon emission, the diesel motor is equally powerful. The practicality, drivability and performance of the Ertiga justify its pricing, though, the Enjoy is slightly less-expensive.
Note: Specifications for Ertiga ZDI BS IV(WITH ALLOY) (Diesel) have been mentioned
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