The all-new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has continued the excellent sales record of the past Ertiga model and is currently the best selling MPV in India. The new Ertiga is larger, more powerful and feature-rich than the model it replaces and the base LXi variant has been priced at just Rs. 7.45 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The base model makes sense for those who don’t want to use it as a long term family car as it comes with very few features. The video below by Ujjwal Saxena shows the accessories that can be opted for the base variant of the Ertiga along with a walkaround review of the car.
The Ertiga has no natural rivals at its price point. Its closest rival is the Mahindra Marazzo, which starts upwards of Rs. 10 lakh. However, the upcoming Renault Triber could give it some competition but it will be smaller than the Ertiga and also priced lower than it. Talking about the accessories on the car, this base Ertiga variant has been fitted with a lot of subtle accessories which enhance its practicality. First up are the fog lamps which cost Rs. 4,199. Next up are the bumper corner protectors which cost Rs. 690 for a 4 piece pack.
Then there are door visors (6 pieces) available for Rs. 1,490 along with 4 pieces of side rub strips which cost Rs. 3,799. The black ORVMs can be fitted with turn indicator for a price of Rs. 3590. Moving on to the interior accessories, on offer here are illuminated door scuff plates (4 pieces) that can be had for Rs. 3,490 along with the remote locking kit which is priced at Rs. 6,590. The leather seat covers too are fitted as an accessory here and cost Rs. 8,790, remote locking kit 6,590.
Speaking about the engine options available on the new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, it was initially offered with two engine options – a 1.3-litre diesel and a 1.5-litre petrol – both of which are paired with Maruti’s SHVS mild-hybrid setup. However, recently the company added the new 1.5-litre diesel unit on the Ertiga as an option. The 1.5-litre petrol engine is the same one that debuted on the facelifted Ciaz and produces 104 Bhp and 138 Nm of torque. The new Ertiga’s petrol engine comes paired with either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 4-speed automatic transmission. The petrol-manual Ertiga returns a 19.34 mileage of Kmpl while the petrol-automatic variant offers 18.69 Kmpl.
The 1.3-litre turbocharged diesel engine produces 89 Bhp of power along with 200 Nm of torque and comes only with a 5-speed manual transmission. The diesel Ertiga returns a mileage of 25.47 Kmpl. Lastly, the 1.5-litre diesel engine churns out 94 Bhp of power along with 225 Nm of torque. It comes only with the manual gearbox option and the fuel efficiency is pegged at 24.2 km/l. This engine, however, is not offered on the base L trims variants, like the one featured here, and comes only on VDi, ZDi and ZDi+ variants.