Maruti Suzuki is busy testing the all-new, 2018 Ertiga MPV on Indian roads ahead of the car’s launch here later this year. Suzuki Indonesia has already launched the all-new, 2018 Ertiga in Indonesia, and we at Cartoq have covered this MPV extensively. So, almost everyone who has been following us knows what the new Ertiga will look like and what it will offer to buyers. A new set of spyshots reveal more about the all-new, upcoming MPV.
Maruti Suzuki has just begun testing the all-new Ertiga’s automatic variant on Indian roads. The MPV is likely to get a 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox on the petrol variants. The petrol motor will also have a 5-speed manual gearbox. The motor is a 1.5-litre, K-Series unit with 106 PS-138 Nm on tap.
The diesel engine is likely to be an all-new unit as well, details of which are sketchy as of now except for the fact that it will be a 1.5-litre unit. We expect the new diesel motor to make more power and torque than the 1.3-litre Fiat Multijet turbocharged diesel engine, which makes 89 Bhp-200 Nm.
The larger displacement and additional power and torque on the diesel engine will be quite welcome by prospective Ertiga owners across India. The Ertiga MPV will pack in a bunch of new features. From the Indonesia unveil, we do know that the MPV will look a lot different from the one it replaces.
The 2018 Ertiga is based on the HEARTECT platform. The India-spec variant will be offered with ABS and twin airbags as standard across the range. The interiors get an all-beige trim and a new dashboard design. A touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay will be offered on the top-end trims. The new MPV is likely to be offered in a CNG version too, for the Indian market.