Maruti Suzuki is working on a facelift of the Ertiga. It is expected to launch sometime next year. Now, the Ertiga Facelift has been spotted again. We expect it boasts only some cosmetic changes, mechanically it will stay the same as the current Ertiga.
In the pictures, we can see the only part that has been camouflaged is the grille. So, Maruti Suzuki will be using a new grille design that we expect will have a new mesh pattern and will take inspiration from the 2022 Baleno.
The bumper design, projector headlamps, bonnet and foglamps have been carried over. There are still no LED Daytime Running Lamps and Maruti will not use LED units for the headlamps. Even the rear is exactly the same as the current Ertiga. The alloy wheels and the side profile is also the same.
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The interior layout and dashboard design will stay the same, but the materials are expected to be changed. The seat design will also stay the same, but we can expect some new upholstery design to freshen up the look of the interior.
No changes to the engine
There will be no changes to the Ertiga facelift mechanically. It will continue to come with a 1.5-litre, four cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol engine. It produces 105 PS of max power and 138 Nm of peak torque. It will be offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. It is highly unlikely that Maruti Suzuki introduces their new 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox unit.
The petrol engines also come with SHVS or Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki mild hybrid technology. The SHVS system provides additional torque assist at lower speeds, idle start/stop system to increase fuel efficiency and brake energy regeneration.
Ertiga will continue to be offered with a factory-fitted CNG option. As of now, it is offered only with the VXi variant. However, with the facelift, Maruti Suzuki might add more variants that come with factory-fitted CNG. While running on CNG, the engine produces 92 PS of max power and 122 Nm of peak torque. It is offered only with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
XL6 Facelift also coming soon
Maruti Suzuki is also working on a facelift of the XL6. It is expected to get more updates than the Ertiga because the whole vehicle was camouflaged. There would be a new front grille that resembles the 2022 S-Cross that has been revealed in the global market. Maruti might also change the front and rear bumpers and slightly tweak the LED headlamps.
According to the rumours, Maruti Suzuki will now be offering the XL6 as a 7-seater vehicle also. It would come with a bench seat in the middle row. As of now, the XL6 is only sold as a 6-seater vehicle that gets two captain seats in the second row. Interestingly, the 7-seater version of XL6 is already being sold in the global markets and it is called XL7. There would be no mechanical changes to the XL6. It will continue to come with the same 1.5-litre petrol engine.
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