The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga out now!
The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has launched today. The Ertiga is the first premium MUV from Maruti Suzuki. The company has smartly made a new segment for itself with the Ertiga. This MUV isn’t as cheap as the Taveras and at the same time, it isn’t as long and expensive as the Innova. It fits in between, creating a new segment for itself. The Ertiga is an ideal pick for someone who needs a seven-seater MUV but things that the Xylo and the Innova are too big as it is mainly for urban usage.
The new Ertiga will continue to be sold from Maruti’s Arena channel of dealerships. The Ertiga has received its first mid-life update to keep it relevant in the ever-evolving Indian market. The MUV gets new hybrid technology for the diesel variants along with feature cosmetic changes to both exterior and interior.
Design & Feature
The new Ertiga will also come with a host of improved safety features and like most Maruti models, it will also get dual airbags and ABS with EBD as standard. The automatic trim will come with ESP and Hill Hold function as well. The cabin of the facelifted car retains the same layout and upholstery. However, there are a few additional features like the ones we saw on the Dzire facelift. The start-stop button is standard on the top-end variant and it gets the new music system with touch-screen and navigation.
The Ertiga is an MPV and it does look like one in its design. The side profile isn’t very sporty or different. It resembles the already existing MPV styling. The rear gets a thick chrome strip and this has Ertiga embossed on it. This makes it look sporty and stylish. There isn’t a major change in the design of the Ertiga after the facelift expects for an addition of chrome.
The powertrain, there are no changes to the petrol versions of the Ertiga facelift. It continues to derive power from the 1.4-liter petrol engine producing 94bhp and 130Nm of torque. However, apart from the five-speed manual transmission, the VXi version is also available with the four-speed automatic transmission. The official fuel efficiency of the petrol MT is 17.05kmpl.
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