Fresh spy shots of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga!

Fresh spy shots of the interiors of Maruti Suzuki’s Ertiga MPV have been found on the internet. The spy photos taken seem to be of a test mule carrying a HR temporary registration number.

Maruti Suzaki R3

As per spy photos the dashboard of the Ertiga has a Swift inspired design. The central console, AC vents, steering wheel, gear knob are all carried over from the Swift. This hints that with a higher level of part sharing, Maruti Suzuki will likely price the Ertiga competitively.

With a length of around 4,200 mm, and a wheelbase of 2,740 mm, the Ertiga has been designed to accommodate seven occupants on board with a three row seating arrangement in 2+3+2 format.

Maruti Suzaki R3 interior

The spy shot taken from the third row seats also clearly suggests that the front two rows will house five occupants with three passengers at the second row. There is a 60:40 split in the second row of seats. Like the Innova, to access to the third row can be gained only by folding the left seat of the second row.

The Ertiga’s front looks like a buffed up Ritz, which is evident as the Ertiga is built on the Ritz platform. The side profile reveals the pull type door handles as in the Ritz and Swift while the rising shoulder line breaks the otherwise monotonous design. The rear of the Ertiga has Honda Jazz like taillamps and a bland boot door. Clear images of the Ertiga’s exterior have already been discussed here.

Maruti Suzaki R3 Dash board

Coming to the engine department, expect Maruti Suzuki to plonk in the same 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine that powers the diesel version of SX4 that makes 89 bhp of power.  There may be a petrol engine option as well. The mileage of Ertiga is expected to be around 15 kmpl for the diesel version. This will give the Ertiga an edge over its rivals when it comes to running cost.

The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has to face stiff competition in the form of the Mahindra Xylo and the segment leader, Toyota Innova. The big plus for Ertiga should be its pricing and fuel economy.  Do you think the Ertiga can pull Toyota Innova buyers?

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