The launch of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has once again rekindled the MPV sales in the country. Up till now, the MPV baton was being help high by the Toyota Innova which sold in good numbers as always. However, it was way too expensive for many and for the same, Mahindra released the Marazzo MPV in September.
The demand for MPV is growing more everyday because most of the people have realized that they don’t need a SUV to get 7 or 8 seats as the same is offered by MPVs too. Additionally, MPVs offer car like dynamics, better fuel efficiency and take up comparatively lesser space. If you are planning to buy an MPV soon, here are the waiting periods of three most popular MPVs in market, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Mahindra Marazzo and Toyota Innova.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
The waiting period of the Ertiga, which was launched just a month back, has already reached around 3 months and the demand does not seem to slow down anytime soon. According to company representatives, Maruti is receiving around 800 bookings per day. So if you want one for yourself, rush to the showrooms now before the bookings close down due to heavy wait periods. Prices for the Ertiga start at Rs. 7.44 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base LXi variant.
Talking of the car, the all-new Ertiga is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine and a 1.3-litre multijet diesel engine. The SVHS mild hybrid petrol engine produces a maximum power of 104 Bhp and peak torque of 138 Nm. The diesel engine, on the other hand, produces 89 Bhp of power along with 200 Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission is available with both the engine options along with a 4-speed torque converter automatic transmission on the petrol variants.
The Mahindra Marazzo is the most worked and researched model by the company in recent times and features a unique ladder frame chassis with transverse mounted engine with front wheel drive. Mahindra claims the Marazzo is the first car in the world to make use of such combination. The MPV is doing quite well too and has touched about 18,000 bookings since its launch in September this year.
The exact waiting period for the Marazzo is around 1 month to 1.5 months, which is much less compared to the Ertiga. The MPV is powered by a brand new 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine that’s been jointly developed by Mahindra and Ssangyong under a new engine family. The diesel motor produces 121 Bhp of power along with 300 Nm of torque. It comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. However, the Marazzo neither has a petrol engine nor an automatic gearbox as of now. Prices for the Marazzo start at Rs. 9.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base 7 seater M2 variant.
Toyota Innova Crysta
The Toyota Innova has been a strong seller ever since its inception in India. Though it is the most expensive vehicle on the list, Toyota stil manages to sell a pretty good number of Innovas every month. The current generation Innova Crysta has a waiting period ranging from 1 month to 2 months across India. In some regions like Gujarat, the petrol variants can even take 3-6 months to deliver. Prices for the Innova Crysta start at Rs. 14. 65 (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base 7 seater GX petrol manual variant.
The Innova Crysta comes with 3 engine options which consists of a petrol engine and two diesel engines. The 2.7 litre petrol unit produces 164 Bhp of power along with 245 Nm of torque and is mated to 5 speed manual gearbox. Diesel options include a 2.4 litre engine and a 2.8 litre engine, producing 148 Bhp-343 Nm and 172 Bhp-360 Bhp power outputs respectively. While the smaller diesel gets only a 5-speed manual, the bigger diesel engines gets a 6-speed torque converter automatic gear box too.