Maruti Suzuki will launch the all-new Ertiga in India on the 21st of November, 2018. The second generation MPV will replace the current version for the private car market. However, the current Ertiga is likely to continue in production for the taxi market, in Tour guise.
The all-new Maruti Ertiga has already been launched in Indonesia as the Suzuki Ertiga. The MPV sold here will be similar to the Indonesian version but will also offer a diesel engine option. It’ll offer a brand new petrol engine option, which will be a lot more powerful than the older version’s 1.4 liter K-Series motor.
The engine in question is the 1.5 liter K-Series unit that’s already been launched with the new Ciaz sedan. This motor makes 104 PS and 138 Nm, and will be paired to 5 speed manual and 4 speed torque converter automatic gearbox options. This petrol engine will get a mild hybrid system as standard.
As for the other engine, the 1.3 liter Fiat sourced Multijet diesel motor along with a mild hybrid unit will be offered. The diesel engine will continue to output 89 Bhp-200 Nm, and will be offered with a 5 speed manual gearbox as standard.
The all-new Ertiga will use the HEARTECT platform, and is likely to be lighter and stronger than the outgoing version . The MPV will be offered with 7 seats in a three row layout as standard. Roof mounted AC vents will be offered on the MPV, a carry over from the current version.
Twin airbags, ABS, a speed alert system, seat belt reminder alert, provision for ISOFIX child seats and will be standard across all variants of the new Ertiga. The MPV will also meet the Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program (BNVSAP) safety norms.
The new Ertiga gets totally revamped styling and has also grown in size although the wheelbase remains the same at 2,740 mm. The body gets longer, and this has allowed designers to make the cabin roomier. The top-end variants of the MPV will get a new Smartplay touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
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