The new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is just a day away from its launch now. The current generation Ertiga was one of the first vehicle of its type in India. As an stylish and attractive compact MPV, the Ertiga turned out to be a new alternative to people who wanted space but not a very big vehicle or SUV. The new Ertiga will be bigger and better than the current model in every aspect. While we already had brought you the interior and exterior closeups of the new Ertiga before, here is a full walkaround video of the MPV. Also, we thank our reader Rohan Prasad for sending us some exclusive stills of the production ready Ertiga.
Starting from the front, the new Ertiga gets a broader and bolder face as compared to the current model. It gets a chrome lined grille studded with more chrome on the inside. The grille is flanked by sleek projector headlamps on either side. There is no LED DRL present on the car and it makes do with conventional fog lamps. The sides have newly designed alloy wheels, though the wheel size remains the same. The side also features a crease running through the shoulder line.
The C-pillar glass design reminds you of the current generation car and despite its growth in size, the designers have managed to give it a typical Ertiga like profile all over. The rear side features Volvo-esque L-shaped lamps that look quite good. Overall, the car looks more matured and intimidating than ever.
On the inside, the new Ertiga gets a host of changes. The instrument console is new and has two blue themed dials, rev counter and speedometer to be particular. There is a Multi-Information-Display (MID) in the middle, which gives out a tonne of information. The flat bottomed, leather wrapped steering wheels looks premium and also has faux wood inserts. The centre space on dashboard is taken by the 6.8 inch infotainment system with Apple Car Play and Android Auto support. The dash design itself is quite simple with a faux wood bar running through the length of it. Another interesting feature is the cooled cupholders, placed in front of the gear lever.
Space on inside is now much better thanks to the increased size of the vehicle. The extra space has been used to increase room in the third row and the boot, both of which are the sore points in the current generation Ertiga. There are roof-mounted rear AC vents and a charging point below the armrest for the rear passengers. Third row passengers don’t get dedicated vents but rely on the second row vents to keep cool.
The new Ertiga gets a new 1.5-litre petrol engine under the hood, with SHVS mild hybrid system. This is the same engine which is found under the Ciaz sedan as well. Transmission option available for the petrol motor include a 5-speed manual transmission and a 4-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The 1.3-litre diesel engine on the other hand is the same. However, it now features the hybrid technology too. The diesel engine will come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
Maruti Suzuki will announce the official price of the all-new Ertiga on tomorrow with deliveries starting soon. We expect the base model to be around the Rs. 6.5 lakhs figure. The new Ertiga gets no direct competition as of yet but will see some challenge in form of the Mahindra Marazzo and the Datsun GO+, both of which are a segment higher and lower respectively.