The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has yet again grabbed the top sales spot for the month of October. The popular MPV from Maruti was given a generation update last year and ever since then, the MPV has been on the top of the sales game. In the month of October, Maruti Suzuki sold more unit of Ertiga than any other MPV in the market which includes the Toyota Innova Crysta, Mahindra Marazzo, and the Renault Triber among others. The XL6, which is a more luxurious version of the Ertiga, also received a good response from buyers.
Talking about the Ertiga, Maruti Suzuki sold 7,197 units of Ertiga last month. This is around 419% more than what Maruti sold same month last year. Next up is Toyota which sold 5,062 units of the Innova Crysta last month. However, the sales of the Innova Crysta are lower than what Toyota sold in the same month last year (6,700). Mahindra, on the other hand, sold 1,044 units of the Marazzo in October this year which is lower by 73% compared to what Mahindra sold the same month last year.
The recently launched Renault Triber did reasonably well. The French manufacturer sold 5,240 units of the compact MPV in October which is a pretty good number for the company. Lastly, the Maruti Suzuki XL6 has received a decent response from buyers as Maruti sold 4,382 units of the MPV in October this year. The XL6 is pitched as a more luxurious version of the Ertiga and directly rivals the Mahindra Marazzo in its price range. Going by the sales numbers, the XL6 has beaten the Marazzo by quite a margin in terms of sales last month.
The new-gen Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is built on Maruti’s HEARTECT platform which is also used on several other cars including the Swift. The new Ertiga is bigger, more spacious and more feature-rich than the model it replaced. Earlier this year, Maruti Suzuki also introduced the 1.5-litre diesel engine with the Ertiga that is also available with the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. Maruti Suzuki had already discontinued the Fiat-sourced 1.3L diesel engine and is only available in 1.5L petrol and 1.5l diesel engine which is BS6 compliant. This engine produces a maximum power of 94 Bhp at 4,000 rpm and peak torque of 225 Nm between 1,500 and 2,500 rpm. It is only available with a 6-speed manual transmission.
The Maruti Suzuki XL6, on the other hand, is available with only a single-engine option, which is the 1.5-litre petrol unit that is also available with the Ertiga. This mild-hybrid SHVS technology engine belts out 105 Bhp of power and 138 Nm of torque. The manual transmission version offers maximum fuel efficiency of 19.01 km/l while the 4-speed automatic version returns a maximum of 17.99 km/l.