Maruti Suzuki is currently the biggest car manufacturer in the country. They have a variety of models spread across several segments in the country. Maruti Suzuki sells their models via Arena and Nexa chain of dealerships. Nexa deals in premium models like Ciaz, S-Cross. One of the models that Maruti sells via Nexa is XL6 MPV. It is basically a much more premium looking version of the Ertiga MPV. XL6 is sold as XL7 in the international markets. The main difference between Indian and international version is the seat layout. The XL7 gets bench seats whereas the Indian version gets captain seats. Here we have a video where a regular XL6 has been modified into a 7-seater MPV.
The video has been uploaded by VIG AUTO ACCESSORIES on their YouTube channel. The vlogger starts by showing all the modifications and customisations that are done to the car. First and the most important modification has been done on the inside. Maruti Suzuki XL6 comes with captain seats for extra comfort or added premium look.
The customer wanted it to be a bit more practical and VIG Auto Accessories squeezed in more seat. Now XL6 can seat three people in the second row seat on paper. Whether a person can actually fit in that space is something that we doubt. The stock seats on the XL6 were not removed and the space for third passenger has been created by fulling the space between the seats. The newly installed seat can actually folded down to convert it into a large armrest with cup holder. Individual armrests are also installed on the captain seats.
The seats are wrapped in ultra soft seat covers. This gives the seats a premium look and feel. Even the newly installed seat gets the same type of upholstery to maintain a uniform look inside the cabin. Other than that, XL6 gets an illuminated scuff plate on the doors. The cabin also gets multi colour ambient lighting that can be controlled using a mobile application. All the door panels get leather padding with grey stitching. It is similar to the stitching that is seen on the seats. The plastic panels on the door get carbon fiber finish.
Damping work has been done on all the door to improve the insulation inside the cabin. VIG Auto Accessories have also upgraded speakers and tweeters to improve the audio quality of the infotainment system. On the outside, the vlogger mentions that, they have installed High Infrared heat rejection film. They have also installed an aftermarket LED DRL inside the headlamp.
Maruti Suzuki XL6 was introduced in the market as an option for those who are looking for an MPV that would would look premium and won’t cost too much. Maruti launched the XL6 back in 2019 and is available with a petrol engine only. The petrol engine in XL6 is the same unit that is seen in many other Maruti vehicles. It is a 1.5 litre naturally aspirated unit that generates 105 Ps and 138 Nm of peak torque. It is available with both manual and 4-speed automatic gearbox option.