Maruti Suzuki XL6 received a mid-life update in April this year; The range starts from Rs. 11.29 lakh and goes all the way up to Rs. 14.55 lakh (ex-showroom); Let’s have a glance at the safety features of the 6-seater MPV.
Maruti Suzuki launched the XL6 in 2019 and gave it a mid-life facelift in 2022. The 6-seater MPV is positioned as a premium product in the brand’s line-up and it is sold alongside its more budget-friendly 7-seater cousin, the Ertiga. Talking about the safety aspect, the premium MPV has not been crash tested yet but its sibling Ertiga scored a satisfactory 3-star safety rating in GNCAP (Global New Car Assessment Program) crash test results. So we are safe to assume that the XL6 will score a similar rating as both the MPVs are based on the same platform and use an identical body shell. The Japanese carmaker offers a host of active and passive safety equipment with the XL6. Here is a quick run-through of the entire safety aspect of the XL6 in a short YouTube video by Maruti Suzuki.
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Maruti Suzuki XL6: Safety Features
To begin with, the premium 6-seater MPV gets a quad airbag setup which includes 2 front and 2 front-seat side airbags. ISOFIX child seat anchors in the second row ensure optimum safety for the children. In addition to this, Suzuki’s TECT (Total Effective Control Technology) platform provides 10% more torsional rigidity and is lighter by 15%. These minor improvements result in better safety in case of an impact and the lighter body weight enhances the fuel efficiency of the MPV. Other important active safety features highlighted in the video include ESP (Electronic Stability Program), Hill Hold Assist, ABS with EBD and rear parking sensors.
Maruti Suzuki XL6: Powertrain, Features and Other Details
The XL6 is sold via Maruti Suzuki’s premium dealership chain NEXA. Powering the MPV is a 1.5 litre K15C four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine, churning out 103 bhp and 138 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. It comes equipped with Maruti Suzuki’s Progressive Smart Hybrid Technology which uses an integrated starter generator paired with a Lithium-ion and a lead acid battery. This system regenerates braking energy and provides torque assist to the engine during acceleration. The claimed fuel efficiency for the manual transmission is 20.97 kmpl while the automatic returns a claimed mileage of 20.27 kmpl.
The MPV sports quite a long list of features such as ventilated front seats, TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System), ventilated cup holders, UV cut glass, SmartPlay Pro infotainment system, LED fog lamps, 2nd row AC, foot lamp illumination, door courtesy lamp, backdoor spoiler and more. Other important feature on board the XL6 includes an Instrument cluster with digital MID, Auto foldable and adjustable ORVMs, 360-degree parking camera, paddle shifters (AT), cruise control and captain seats amongst others.
The four-wheeler is offered in total of six variants and nine colour choices.
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