In a scintillating ceremony in New Delhi; the most awaited family mover of the country, all-new Maruti Ertiga MPV was launched by the No.1 passenger carmaker, Maruti Suzuki. The compact utility vehicle that is termed as LUV-- Life Utility Vehicle by the company is sure to create a new niche for itself, as currently no such vehicle exists in the arsenal of any automaker in India. The 7 seater made-in-India and made-for-India MPV bears resemblance and compactness of a hatch along with aptly comfortable three-row seating arrangement with fresh interiors that have ample space for carrying a large family.
The solid outside and spacious inside car is labelled aggressively at an introductory price of Rs 5.89 Lakh for the base LXI petrol, while LDI-- entry level diesel version is tagged as Rs 7.30 Lakh. The high end models of Maruti Ertiga petrol (ZXI) and diesel (ZDI) versions sit at Rs 7.30 Lakh and Rs 8.45 Lakh respectively. All prices are of ex showroom, Delhi.
This feature packed MPV offers some marvellous mileage figures of 16.02 kmpl with petrol as fuel, whilst an incredible 20.77 kmpl with diesel powered engine. Let’s check out the exciting features of Maruti Ertiga:
The outer surface will make you fall in LUV as it holds excellent exterior design engineering by Maruti. The frontage plays between Swift and Ritz that has swept back headlights and jet black radiator grille along with clear fog lamps on the modern body colored bumper.
Around the sides there are adoring fine cues flowing that lets a pulse skip, while there are stylish turn indicator mounted ORVMs along with that extended wheel arches that have modish alloys.
Inside the roomy cabin interiors are of beige theme that gives an up market feel to the car. ith large AC vents for rear passengers mounted on the roof just before the second row of seats.
The plastic used at the dash and instrument panel of the car is a combo of beige & light color theme that gives an airy feel in the three-rowed cabin. The perfect looking central console has an integrated 2-din music system with 4-speakers and support of CD, auxiliary port and USB. There is a sporty gear-knob, currently seen in SX4 sedan, besides beige colored 3-spoke steering wheel that posses audio controls for better convenience. The middle and last row can be entirely folded in order to enhance the cargo space at the back.
Furthermore, the other enthralling elements comprise of power steering, accessory socket, tilt adjustable steering, front & rear power windows and rear window defogger with rear wiper + washer along with electrically adjustable ORVMs and more.
The safety features includes dual SRS airbags, Antilock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), an advanced engine immobilizer. While there is remote keyless entry alongside seat belts for all with pretensioners.
The petrol powered Ertiga has got 1.4L or 1373cc, 4-cylinders in-line smoking 94 bhp of maxpower at 6000 rpm, whereas the topmost torque is 130 Nm at 4000 rpm.
The Diesel power train 1.3L or 1248cc has four cylinders in-line that yield a promising 88.5 bhp of pure power at 4000 rpm besides 200 Nm of utmost torque at 1750 rpm. Both the engines are coupled with 5-speed manual transmissions.