Maruti Suzuki launched the all-new Ertiga in the Indian market last year and it has become quite popular. The seven-seater MPV is based on the all-new HEARTECT platform that gives it bigger dimensions and makes it more spacious. Soon, Maruti Suzuki will launch the 6-seater version of the Ertiga, which is expected to be much more premium than the 7-seater version of the car. But Maruti Suzuki would not stop there. The brand also plans to launch a crossover version of the Ertiga in the Indian market.
A leaked document from Suzuki Indonesia shows the Ertiga crossover in the sketches. It was earlier being speculated that the all-new Ertiga will also get a crossover version but this leaked document confirms the vehicle now. The Suzuki Ertiga crossover will get the same look but overall, it will become much more rugged than the regular version of the car. The upcoming Ertiga is expected to get thick mouldings across the body and meatier bumpers to add the rugged look to the vehicle. It may also offer higher ground clearance than the regular version of the car. According to ACI, the crossover version will be revealed by the end of this year.
The vehicle will not look much different from the Ertiga. It is expected to follow the same lines of the Celerio and the Celerio X in the Indian market. Other details are not known but the global team is working on the product and it may soon be officially revealed in the market. It should be noted that the all-new Ertiga was first launched in the Indonesian market before launching in India. This new version of the Ertiga may follow the same route.
The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga will soon receive the all-new 1.5-litre diesel engine in the Indian market. The new engine has been developed in-house and will offer excellent NVH levels. The all-new 1.5-litre diesel engine of the Ertiga will continue to be offered alongside the 1.3-litre Multijet diesel engine that is available with the current version of the car. However, post BS-VI emission norm implementation, the 1.3-litre diesel engine will be removed from the line-up. The all-new engine is expected to produce around 95 Bhp and returns a high fuel efficiency of more than 26 km/l. It will first launch with the Ciaz, which is expected to happen next month.
Maruti Suzuki will also launch the 6-seater version of the Ertiga in the Indian market with the new engine. It will offer captain seats in the middle-row and will be much plusher than the regular version of the car. It is not known if Maruti Suzuki will bring the new Ertiga crossover in the Indian market but looking at the success of the Ertiga, the crossover version can attract a lot of customers.