Maruti Suzuki has released the first teaser of the upcoming 2022 XL6. It could be launched on the 21st of April alongside the 2022 Ertiga. In the teaser video of the XL6, we can only see the MPV is going through a hilly section. There would be slight cosmetic and major mechanical changes to the 2022 XL6. Maruti Suzuki has started accepting bookings for the XL6 and Ertiga. The booking amount has been set to Rs. 11,000.
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Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “The XL6 is a unique proposition that perfectly marries a strong SUV-like design and the convenience of a spacious 6-seater MPV. The All-New XL6 embodies NEXA’s vision of being an aspirational lifestyle brand and creating an indulgent driving experience. It appeals to the discerning NEXA buyer who is looking for a perfect mix of style, comfort, performance and sophistication. We have seen demand grow for premium MPVs over the past couple of years. We are confident that the All-New XL6 with its bold styling, host of new and advanced technologies along with enhanced safety will deliver an indulgent and stylish experience for our NEXA customers.”
The biggest change to the XL6 Facelift will be the new engine and gearbox. As of now, the XL6 comes with a K15B petrol engine which will now be replaced with a K15C petrol engine. Both are 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, naturally aspirated units.
However, the difference lies in the number of injectors that Suzuki is using in the K15C engine. The K15B gets one injector per cylinder but the K15C engine gets two injectors per cylinder which means that there is more control over fueling. There is also an idle start/stop system. Both of them help in improving the fuel efficiency of the engine.
Because of the new engine, the power output will be bumped to 115 PS from 105 PS. The torque output of the K15B engine is 138 Nm. It might also get around 140 Nm with the new K15C engine. As standard, the engine will come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Then there is the new 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission, which will be replacing the 4-speed torque converter which debuted back in 2003. The 4-speed auto lacks sports mode and a number of gears. The new transmission would help Maruti Suzuki in getting better fuel economy and overcoming the new emission norms. Moreover, there would also be paddle shifters mounted behind the steering wheel.
There could be some cosmetic changes too. For instance, new alloy wheels and a new grille that will be similar to the one we have seen on the Baleno. There could be some new exterior paint shades as well. The interior could get revised upholstery and a multi-information display. There would be a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that will run a new user interface. We have already seen the infotainment system on the new Baleno.
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