2022 Maruti XL6 to launch soon: Gets new engine and gearbox

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.


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.

2022 Maruti XL6 to launch soon: Gets new engine and gearbox

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.

2022 Maruti XL6 to launch soon: Gets new engine and 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.

Paarth Khatri

Paarth's passion for cars started by collecting newspaper clippings when he was just a toddler. He is obsessed with cars and technology and can talk about them all day. He has an undying love for cars with a manual transmission and is always ready to drive anything with 2 or 4 wheels. Being an audiophile his dream car is Lexus LFA, considering it is the best sounding car ever made. He would happily burn the last gallon of petrol for a lap in the Ariel Atom 500. (Full bio)