Maruti Suzuki has just launched the facelifted Ertiga MPV, the best seller in its class, and the second best selling MPV in India, after the Toyota Innova. The Ertiga’s facelift is not just cosmetic. More features have been added and there are mechanical changes too. Also, the Ertiga is India’s first hybrid MPV, and also the most fuel efficient one. But before getting into all that, here are the all-important prices. The facelifted Ertiga starts from 6 lakh rupees, going all the way up to 9.25 lakh rupees, ex-showroom Delhi. Bookings are open and deliveries will start from today.
Variant-wise Ertiga Facelift prices:
Petrol – LXi – 6 lakh rupees LXi(O) – 6.35 lakh rupees, VXi – 7.26 lakh rupees ZXi – 7.86 lakh rupees ZXi+ – 8.43 lakh rupees and VXi AT – 8.26 lakh rupees.
Diesel – LDi – 7.56 lakh rupees , LDi(O) – 7.63 lakh rupees, VDi – 8.26 lakh rupees, ZDi – 8.83 lakh rupees and ZDi+ – 9.25 lakh rupees.
ARAI certified mileage
Petrol 17.5 Kmpl, Petrol AT – 17.03 Kmpl and Diesel Hybrid – 24.52 Kmpl
In design terms, the revised vehicle gets a tweaked front end, with a new chromed grille, bumpers and fog lamp inserts. The rear gets a new bumper with integrated reflectors. The flanks remain unchanged, except for the change in wheel cap/alloy wheel designs.
The Ertiga continues to retain 7 seats in a 3 row layout. The interiors get a slew of new features. A driver airbag is standard across variants, and Maruti now offers an option pack, allowing the buyers of the base LXi/LDi variants to add a passenger airbag and ABS+EBD.
A push button start, keyless entry, Maruti’s 7 inch TouchPlay infotainment unit with satellite navigation,Bluetooth connectivity, AUX and USB functions for the stereo, steering mounted audio controls, adjustable wing mirrors with the folding function, reverse parking sensors, multiple 12V sockets and a AC blower for 2nd row passengers are the other features on the facelifted MPV.
Mechanical changes on the Ertiga include the addition of the Suzuki Hybrid Vehicle System (SHVS) on the diesel variants. These changes add a start-stop mechanism, brake energy regeneration and a power boost system. With these additions, the 1.3 liter Fiat Multijet turbo diesel engine (89 Bhp-200 Nm), becomes peppier and frugal.
The petrol engined Ertiga retains the 1.4 liter K-Series mill (94 Bhp-130 Nm), and adds a 4 speed torque converter automatic gearbox (first budget Automatic MPV in India) to the VXi variant. Other than this change, 5 speed manual gearboxes are standard on both the petrol and diesel engines.