Earlier this month, we brought you a scoop that Ranveer Singh would be starring in a new TVC for the Maruti Suzuki XL6 MPV based on the new Ertiga. Here’s a new teaser that confirms this. The Maruti Suzuki XL6 is just days away from launch and the automaker is taking bookings for the luxury MPV across all its NEXA dealerships in India. That’s right, the XL6 will be sold through NEXA dealerships while the new Ertiga will continue to sell from the Arena line up of dealerships. Here, check out the new teaser.
The Maruti XL6 MPV will be a petrol-only offering but will be a lot more luxurious than the Ertiga. It’s meant for private car buyers who want a stylish and comfortable family MPV that is quite refined. Maruti decision to not offer a diesel engine with the XL6 has to do with the fact that the automaker does not have a Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) emission norms compliant diesel engine presently.
In fact, Maruti Suzuki has even discontinued the 1.3 liter Fiat Multijet turbo diesel engine from the 2nd generation Ertiga, which is now available with the 1.5 liter K-Series petrol mild hybrid powertrain and the 1.5 liter turbocharged diesel engine. The Ertiga’s 1.5 liter diesel engine coould also be discontinued close to April 2020. However, Maruti Suzuki’s chairman RC Bhargava has signaled that a BS6 compliant 1.5 liter diesel engine is in the works, and could be introduced a few months after the April 2020 deadline in a slew of Maruti Suzuki cars.
Coming back to the XL6, the MPV will be a petrol mild hybrid. It’ll use the 1.5 liter-4 cylinder K-Series naturally aspirated petrol engine with 104 Bhp-138 Nm. This motor will be paired to 5 speed manual and 4 speed torque converter automatic gearboxes. The XL6 will get styling that’s revised, and that makes it look quite different from the new Ertiga. However, it will share most mechanicals and underpinnings from the new Ertiga. The HEARTECT platform will continue to be used on the new MPV.
Only the styling and interiors will be different. The headlamps and grill get a new design while roof rails add to the street presence. The rear-end styling has also changed. A 6 seat layout, with four captain seats will be a major selling point of this MPV, which will also get a black and plum interior colour scheme. The XL6 is likely to be sold only in top-end trim. It’ll be positioned as a much more cheaper alternative to the Toyota Innova Crysta, whose prices start a few lakhs over those of the new Ertiga.