Maruti Suzuki will launch a new MPV based on the Ertiga on the 21st of this month. Named the XL6, it is a more luxurious version of the regular Ertiga and gets two captain seats at in the middle row apart from other changes on the interiors and exteriors. In terms of price and positioning, the XL6 will again be positioned higher than the Ertiga and will be sold from Maruti Suzuki’s NEXA chain of premium car dealerships. A major query we had been receiving since the past week was regarding the size of the XL6 as several were curious whether it will be larger than the Ertiga or not. Now, we are here with the answers and in a word, Yes, the XL6 is larger than the Ertiga. The table below gives the dimensions of the XL6 against those of the Ertiga with the difference them
Dimensions XL6 Ertiga Difference
Length : 4,445 mm 4,395 mm 50 mm
Width : 1,775 mm 1,735 mm 40 mm
Height : 1,700 mm 1,690 mm 10 mm
Wheelbase : 2,740 mm 2,740 mm –
Turning Radius : 5.2 metres 5.2 metres –
The dimensions were revealed by a recent report by ACI and as one can see, the difference is not much. Also, the wheelbase of both vehicles is the same along with the turning radius. For those wondering why Maruti Suzuki didn’t extend the wheelbase of the XL6 since it is being touted as a more luxurious version of the Ertiga, let me tell you that changing the wheelbase means that the manufacturer would also have to alter the chassis. Doing so will result in an additional cost of development as well as a higher selling price.
Talking about the XL6, it gets a new front end design which is much bolder than the Ertiga. It gets a prominent grille along with new headlights that look similar to the Toyota Innova Crysta. Other design changes on the XL6 include roof rails and refreshed bits on the rear as well. The teasers revealed the interiors and exteriors of the XL6 a couple of days back showing captain seat layout with individual armrests. The interiors of the XL6 sport a plum and black colour scheme instead of the beige theme seen on the Ertiga.
The dashboard of the XL6 gets a black finish, and the SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system will form a prominent part of the centre console. Talking about the engine, the XL6 will sport the same engine as found on the Ertiga. The 1.5 litre petrol mild-hybrid K-Series engine that churns out 104 Bhp of power along with 138 Nm of torque is likely to be the only powertrain offered on the XL6. It is likely to get 5-speed manual and 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox options.