Maruti Showcases Premium Ertiga SUV, India Debut Later This Year

  • Jul 22, 2019

Maruti Suzuki lent the second generation Ertiga multipurpose vehicle (MPV) a thorough update in 2018. A more premium version of the car is slated to be launched in India later this year which is currently being showcased at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Motor Show (GIIMS).

The Ertiga premium MPV is touted to have six seats though the vehicle showcased in the motor show doesn’t feature that. The car, instead, has 40:20:40 second-row split-folding seats that effectively transforms the Ertiga into a six-passenger MPV. That aside, the car looks more upmarket from the outside with an updated bumper design and front grille, new side skirts and new taillights. The car runs on 18-inch alloy wheels which lend the vehicle a sportier feel than the current model.

The Ertiga concept car is hauled by the same powertrain of the current seven-passenger model. The 1.5-litre petrol engine outputs 105PS maximum power and 138Nm peak torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gear system with a 4-speed automatic transmission unit coming as optional.

The current India-specific Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is also available with the 1.3-litre and 1.5-litre diesel motors. The Indo-Japanese manufacturer, however, has announced that it won’t sell any diesel car after the BS-VI emission standard is implemented from 1 April. The two diesel motors produce 90PS and 95PS maximum power, and 220Nm and 225Nm peak torque respectively. The 1.3-litre and 1.5-litre motors are mated to a 5-speed and 6-speed manual gear system respectively.

The Ertiga premium MPV is expected to have more features and a better cabin than its current version. Pictures of the car’s interior from the concept version are yet to be released. However, when launched in India, Maruti Suzuki may sell the car by a different name through its Nexa dealerships since the vehicle would be placed in the premium segment. The car will face competition from the Mahindra Marazzo which has an entry-level price of ₹9 lakh.


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