Maruti Suzuki XL6 (Ertiga Crossover): Variant details out

Maruti Suzuki XL6 will be launched in the Indian market next month. The new car based on the regular Ertiga has been spotted testing a few times on the roads and quite a few details are out in the open now. The new car will be launched on 21st August in the Indian market.

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The new XL6 will be available only through the premium dealership network of the brand – Nexa. The Ertiga is currently sold through the Arena dealership network on the brand. Since it will be a premium product targeted at the niche buyers, only two top-end variants of the car will be available in the market – Alpha and Zeta. This information comes from ACI, who have also reported the engine details of the upcoming XL6.

Earlier, the pictures of the XL6 showed us that the car gets a different styling, which makes it look unique and very different from the Ertiga. The changes include a new grille, new bumpers with skid plate, new headlamps and a thick black plastic cladding all around. With these changes, the XL6 looks extremely different from the front. At the rear, it has only received a changed bumper with skid plates. The vehicle also gets factory-installed blacked-out alloy wheels that add a rough-n-tough look. To further add to the crossover look so of the vehicle, Maruti Suzuki will also offer factory-installed roof-rails with the XL6.

There are pictures of the interior of the Ertiga available too. The pictures reveal the new car will get an all-black theme unlike the beige interior of the Ertiga. The new cabin looks very sporty in beige colour and gets captain seats in the middle row. There is a lot of chrome accents that can be spotted on the dashboard and the gear lever too. Even the interior door handles are dipped in chrome. The dashboard also showed a hint of wooden inserts, just like the Dzire and the Ciaz.

The XL6 will get full LED headlamps, full LED DRL, full LED tail lamps, height-adjustable driver seat, and a rear wash-wiper. Both the variants of the XL6 will get the standard SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system. The top-end variant will extra features over the Zeta variant including reverse camera, leather seats and cruise control. Maruti Suzuki will also offer a dual-tone colour scheme with the top-end variant.

Since Maruti Suzuki will not sell any diesel-powered vehicles in the Indian market after the implementation of the BS6 norms, the XL6 will get powered only by the 1.5-litre BS6 compliant petrol engine. It will get the SHVS mild-hybrid system that increases the overall mileage. Maruti Suzuki will offer both 5-speed manual transmission and a 4-speed automatic transmission with the XL6.