The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is a seven seater MPV developed jointly by Maruti Suzuki India and Suzuki Japan. The MPV is based on an extended SX4 platform and is expected to be launched in 2012. It will use a 1.3-litre diesel and a 1.4-litre petrol engine and will compete with the Mahindra Xylo, Toyota Innova and the Tata Sumo Grande
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2015 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga (Facelift)by Riju Ganguly , on October 18, 2015, 01:43
The Maruti Ertiga was launched back in 2012 and It went on to become one of the popular MPVs of all time. Be it looks or interior space, the Ertiga had it all. What was even more exiting was the way it was priced. Later in the year 2013, Honda introduced the Mobilio, which became the biggest competitor of this MPV. The Mobilio had a powerful yet fuel efficient diesel engine on offer, which perhaps was the biggest USP of the particular MPV. Later in the year 2015, Renault introduced the Lodgy, which was way more spacious, than the other two.
All these new launches were perhaps the reason for decline in sales of the popular Ertiga MPV. The Ertiga has been here for almost three years now, and Maruti Suzuki had to make some updates to actually make their popular product work for longer period, until and unless the next generation vehicle hits the market. It was revealed for the first time in the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show in 20th August, this year. Now there is nothing much to cheer about, because the facelift Ertiga gets few minor cosmetic updates to its exterior and interior. But recently we also came to know that the diesel variant will get the SHVS mild hybrid technology, which was recently introduced in the new Ciaz sedan.
Update 18.10.15:- Maruti Launched the facelift Ertiga in the Indian market and it comes with Smart Hybrid, technology and many other features. We have updated this review with all the details
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The Ertiga was one of the finest looking MPV’s of India, it also carried some of the design clues from the Suzuki family. The facelifted MPV does not get any major exterior changes except few.
The facelift Ertiga gets a redesigned three slat grille towards the front, while the air dam towards has also been redesigned, the front fog lamps also gets engulfed in chrome bezel. With the new changes the facelift Ertiga front profile looks more aggressive. The side profile of the MPV gets no major changes except a new set of alloy wheels which helps in enhancing its on road appeal. The rear profile of the MPV gets a new updated taillamp cluster as well. It also gets reflector elements on top of the boot opening and lastly a chrome garnish towards the license plate.
Length 4265 mm Width 1695 mm Height 1685 mm Wheelbase 2740 mm
The already plush interior of the Ertiga MPV further received further boost with the addition of high grade seats and door trim fabric. The third row seats can be split in 50:50 ways which adds more versatility inside the cabin and also more convenience for the passengers inside. The Ertiga interiors also gets a premium SmartPlay infotainment system which consists of TFT touch screen display, bluetooth, voice command, navigation system and a reverse parking camera . The TFT screen also acts as a screen for reversing camera.
The other interesting additional features that you get inside the new Ertiga include Push-Start/Stop with smart key, electrical foldable ORVM, Bluetooth audio. While the second row passengers also gets an accessory socket.
Although the Ertiga facelift carries over the same drivetrain options from the pre-facelift variant which includes the 1.4 Litre K-Series petrol unit and the 1.3 Litre DDIS 200 diesel unit. The DDIS200 diesel unit now gets Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki (SHVS) technology which has helped deliver enhanced fuel efficiency figures of 24.52 km/l, which also is actually 18 percent higher than the pre-facelift variant. The SHVS technology consists of Start Stop, Torque Assist, Brake Energy Regeneration and Gear Shift Indicator which not only provides better fuel efficiency but also provide the best driving comfort and convenience to the person driving the car.
Aprt from the diesel engine the petrol trim also gets reduced friction level and better compression ratio. Moreover the petrol variant is offered with the options of a 4 speed automatic transmission apart from the 5 speed manual transmission.
K14B VVT Petrol Engine DDiS 200 Diesel Engine Engine 1.4 litre 1.3 litre Transmission 5MT / 4AT 5MT Fuel efficiency* (km/l) 17.50 / 17.03 24.52 Power 68 @ 6,000 66 @ 4000 Torque 130 @ 4000 200 @ 1750
The Ertiga facelift also gets enhanced safety features as well which includes driver airbag and driver side seat belt reminder with buzzer as standard even the base variant as well. The higher trims gets additional safety equipments which includes co-driver airbag, ABS with EBD and seat-belt with pre-tensioner & force limiter while these features are also available as an option even in the base variants as well.
The Ertiga facelift prices have been provided below:
variant ( Petrol) INR Variant (Diesel) INR Lxi 599,907 Smart Hybrid Ldi 755,826 Lxi (O) 635,339 Smart Hybrid Ldi (O) 762,778 Vxi 726,257 Smart Hybrid Vdi 826,300 Zxi 785,561 Smart Hybrid Zdi 882,540 Zxi+ 842,572 Smart Hybrid Zdi+ 925,358 Vxi AT 826,257 - -
As we already said, the prime competitor against Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is the Honda Mobilio.
As we already told, the Honda Mobilio comes with a powerful yet fuel efficient diesel engine compare to the Ertiga, which has became the biggest USP of the Mobilio. It comes with both petrol and diesel engines, displacing 1498 cc. The power and torque output from the 16 valve engines are also quite good. Mobilio also comes with good space inside the cabin, and the outer look and design is also quite sporty and attractive.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has always been a perfect car for the Indian market, as people in the country most of the time look for big spacious car with several features installed in it. Ertiga speaks volume in that ground. The new Ertiga too doesn’t let down anyone at all. This time Maruti Suzuki brings a few more variants along with new features. So far, it comes spacious, it has several features, good safety features, and mostly, it comes with value for money.
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