The new-gen Maruti Ertiga will launch in August this year. The new Ertiga will not only look more modern but will also offer a bigger cabin, more features, and newer engines. While one of these will be the new 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, naturally aspirated motor that will replace the current K14 mill, the other will be the company’s new 1.5-litre, turbo diesel motor that will replace the Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre MJD.
The recent batch of spy pics reveals that the upcoming diesel engine will come mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Other than this, the new MPV will be built on the HEARTECT platform that makes the car lighter than the current version in spite of the increase in size. The new version of the MPV is 99 mm longer, 40 mm wider, and 5 mm taller than the existing version. Thanks to the increase in size, the cabin is now more spacious and will probably offer more space to occupants in the third row of seats.
The new 1.5-litre engine outputs a maximum power of 105 PS at 6,500 RPM along with a peak torque of 138 Nm at 4,400 RPM. The engine will come mated to a five-speed manual transmission as standard and a four-speed automatic as optional. The new diesel engine, on the other hand, will displace 1.5-litre. Power and torque outputs aren’t available at the moment but thanks to the latest spy pic, it looks like the new motor will come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. This should make the MPV slightly more fuel efficient on long drives.
The new-gen Ertiga has already been revealed in Indonesia, which means we now know how it will look like. The India-spec variant will look much like its Indonesia-spec cousin. The latest generation Ertiga comes with a much fresher design that helps it look more upmarket. The new version looks sharper than before and even reminds us of the Toyota Innova Crysta and the Volvo XC60 when viewed at certain angles.
Even the interior is totally new and apart from being roomier, the MPV also offers many new features. The top-end trim will come with the Smartplay infotainment system that will support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The MPV will offer standard safety features like ABS with EBD and dual front airbags across all the trims.