Maruti Suzuki, yesterday launched the second-generation Ertiga in India. Prices for the new 2018 Maruti Ertiga start at Rs 7.44 lakh. Cartoq’s Bunny Punia got to spend some time with the all-new Ertiga at the launch and in the video below, he takes you on a walkaround tour of the Exterior and interior of the new Maruti MPV.
The new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has undergone a host of changes compared to its predecessor. Up front, it looks more like its much larger and more expensive rival, the Toyota Innova with its sculpted projector headlamps. The headlamps flank either side of a much larger grille that is embellished heavily with chrome. The front bumper is quite sculpted as well and features black inserts around the fog lamps.
At the sides, the extra length on the new Ertiga is definitely noticeable. The major change on the side is the extra metal on the D-Pillar which could hamper visibility for those in the final row of seats. The Ertiga sits on a new set of alloy wheels, which are quite pleasing to look at.
The rear end of the Ertiga is quite sculpted. The L-shaped taillamps look like something out of a Volvo and there is a sharp hood line that connects the two lights together. Also seen on the top section of the boot is the new position for the third brake light.
Step inside the Ertiga and you’re greeted by a dual-tone theme with the being on the bottom complimented by the darker toned section on the top half of the dash. The Ertiga features faux wood inserts on the door cards, dash and the steering wheel, which gives it a more premium look. The instrument console too is new. The Petrol versions of the Ertiga also get a TFT screen in the instrument console that can show how the mild-hybrid system is working. The Ertiga offers more space on the inside thanks to its larger dimensions. The MPV also gets automatic climate control, cooled cupholders, a sliding armrest, multiple storage options and a raised seating position for the driver.
Maruti is offering the Ertiga in 10 different variant options. There are four variants each of the petrol and diesel Ertiga that make use of the manual gearbox. There are two more extra variants of the petrol Ertiga which make use of a 4-speed automatic gearbox. The top two variants of the Ertiga (ZXI, ZXi+ petrol along with ZDI and ZDI+ diesel) get a host of features like keyless entry with start-stop button, automatic climate control, a sliding driver’s armrest with storage space, rear defogger with washer and wiper and the 15-inch alloy wheels. The top-spec ZXI+ and ZDI+ variants also get the touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay along with a rear parking camera and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. All Ertiga models come standard with dual airbags and ABS with EBD along ISOFIX child seat mounts and rear parking sensors as standard.