In weeks from now, Maruti Suzuki will launch the all-new Ertiga MPV in India. The second generation MPV will use the HEARTECT platform, and will get larger and lighter than before. Here are a bunch of promotional videos that Suzuki of Indonesia has put out, showing various facets of the MPV. As far as India is concerned, all these videos are quite relevant considering that we’ll be getting the same MPV, albeit in right-hand drive form.
As the videos indicate, the all-new Ertiga gets a totally revamped design. The MPV now looks more grown up, and has revised styling at the front and rear.
In terms of dimensions, it retains the 2,640 mm wheelbase but gets a longer body, and this has allowed Maruti Suzuki to create more space on the inside. The new Ertiga will continue to offer three rows of seats, and capacity for 7 adults.
The MPV will get a brand new dashboard that takes a more premium route with faux wood paneling on the dashboard and door trims. There is a new touchscreen infotainment unit that occupies the center console. The SmartPlay infotainment unit gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Ertiga also gets a slew of other new features on the inside, making it feature-rich and more equipped than the outgoing model.
Mechanically, the new Ertiga will get many changes as well. A new, 1.5 litre K-Series petrol engine will replace the 1.4 litre unit. The new motor makes 104 Bhp-138 Nm, a marked improvement over the 94 Bhp-130 Nm outputs of the older unit. The new engine is also accompanied by a mild hybrid system, which improves fuel efficiency further. The mild hybrid system gets idle stop, brake energy regeneration and torque assist features.
Initially, the new Maruti Ertiga is likely to feature the same 1.3 litre Fiat Multijet turbocharged diesel engine found on the outgoing model. This engine will eventually be replaced by a 1.5 litre turbocharged diesel engine newly developed in-house by Suzuki. While the older diesel engine will use a 5 speed manual gearbox, the new motor is expected to offer a 6 speeder. The petrol engine will continue with 5 speed manual and 4 speed automatic gearboxes.