Maruti Suzuki, the largest car manufacturer in India launched the new Vitara Brezza in the Indian market earlier this year. They earlier announced that all the diesel models will be discontinued in the market post BS6 implementation and had updated almost all their models to meet the new emission regulations. Maruti Suzuki has now silently updated the Swift and the Ertiga with the new SmartPlay infotainment system. Both the cars are listed on the official website.
The SmartPlay infotainment system packs more features and offers a smoother interface. The new SmartPlay infotainment system also allows features like a video player and image viewer. There is a dedicated SmartPlay Studio app that can be downloaded to the smartphone in the Apple and Android phones. It also allows the phone to become a remote control for the infotainment system. Other features include the AHA radio that allows that music streaming, weather and news updates too.
Both the cars – Swift and Ertiga continue to offer the 7.0-inch screen as before. However, only the top-end ZXI+ variants of the models offer this new feature. Apart from the new SmartPlay infotainment system, everything else remains identical to the previous version of the car. Currently, only the Ciaz is not available with the SmartPlay infotainment system and Maruti Suzuki is expected to update it in recent times. Also, Maruti Suzuki will soon launch the petrol version of the S-Cross, which will be BS6 compliant. Even the new vehicle will be available with the new SmartPlay infotainment system.
Maruti Suzuki has discontinued all the diesel-powered models in the market. The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is powered by a 1.5-litre K15B petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 105 PS and peak torque of 138 Nm. It gets SHVS mild-hybrid technology that increases the fuel efficiency of the car. Maruti Suzuki offers a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission with the Ertiga. There’s a Smart CNG fuel option available with the car too.
The Swift comes powered by a 1.2-litre K12B four-cylinder petrol engine that generates a maximum of 82 PS of maximum power. It gets a five-speed manual and AMT automatic transmission. Maruti Suzuki recently launched the Dzire sedan with the updated K12C engine that powers the Baleno hatchback. It generates a maximum of 90 PS of power and offers a better fuel-efficiency too. In the coming months, Maruti Suzuki may plonk the same engine to the Swift too.
Maruti Suzuki will launch the S-Cross in the Indian market in the coming month while the manufacturer will also launch the India-spec Jimny in 2021.