Maruti launched the all-new Ertiga in the Indian market earlier this year and the car has become quite popular in the market. The Ertiga takes on the likes of Mahindra Marazzo and Renault Lodgy directly in the market and outsells both of them by a huge margin. The popularity of the Ertiga is so high that it is selling more than the once-best-selling MPV in the market – Toyota Innova.
In the month of May 2019, the Maruti sold as many as 8,864 units of the Ertiga while Toyota sold 5,631 units of the Innova Crysta. In comparison, Mahindra sold 1,381 units of the Marazzo while Renault only sold 49 units of the Lodgy in the whole market. The Ertiga is way ahead of any other MPV in the Indian market at the moment and expected to stay like that in the future too.
Maruti launched the all-new Ertiga in the Indian market last year. Before that, for a long time, Toyota Innova Crysta was the best-selling MPV in the Indian market. The all-new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is much bigger in size than the first-generation version of the car and offers much better looks too. It is based on the HEARTECT platform that also underpins vehicles like Swift, Ignis, Baleno and others. With the increased dimensions, the Ertiga now offers a much bigger cabin space that further attracts the customers. In fact, the all-new Ertiga is 99mm longer, 40mm wider and 5mm taller than the outgoing version.
The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is also the only affordable MPV in India that offers a mild-hybrid system. 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. With the new addition, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is currently available with three engine options. There is a 1.5-litre petrol, 1.5-litre diesel and a 1.3-litre diesel engine option. In April 2020, Maruti Suzuki will officially discontinue the diesel variants of all the Maruti Suzuki vehicles in the market due to the implementation of the stricter BS6 emission norms.
The all-new, in-house developed 1.5-litre diesel engine available with the Ertiga produces a maximum power of 94 Bhp at 4,000 rpm and peak torque of 225 Nm between 1,500 and 2,500 rpm. The new engine gets a dual-mass flywheel linkage between the engine and the transmission that helps to channelize the torque evenly and adds refinement too. The 1.5-litre diesel engine is only available with a 6-speed manual transmission.
There is a 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine too that generates a maximum of 89 Bhp and peak torque of 200 Nm. It gets SHVS mild hybrid system that takes the fuel efficiency to 25.47 km/l. The petrol variants of the Ertiga are powered by a 1.5-litre engine that develops a maximum of 104 Bhp and peak torque of 138 Nm. It gets a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic.