Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, which was recently launched in an all-new avatar has become quite popular in the Indian market in the first month of its launch. The all-new Ertiga was launched on the new HEARTECT platform that also underpins the likes of Baleno, Swift and more Maruti cars in the Indian market.
The Ertiga competes directly with the Mahindra Marazzo in the Indian market but sits below the extremely popular Toyota Innova Crysta in the Indian market.
Maruti Suzuki India dispatched 6,362 units of the Ertiga in the month of November to the dealerships across India. Toyota sold as many as 5,425 units of the Innova Crysta while 3,387 units of the Mahindra Marazzo were sold in the Indian market in the same month. This is the first month of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and the due to pre-bookings of the MPV, a large number of units were dispatched in the first month. It would take 3-4 months for the sales figure to settle down after clearing the pre-booking orders.
Even though Maruti Ertiga has remained the top-selling MPV in its segment in India, the sales figures almost always stayed below the Toyota Innova Crysta in the market. However, the all-new Ertiga is much bigger than the model it replaced and offers ample boot space and third-row space, which is expected to attract a lot more customers than what the previous generation Ertiga could manage. The all-new Ertiga may even get a few customers from the Toyota Innova Crysta as it is priced much lower and offers a good amount of space.
The all-new Ertiga is priced at Rs. 7.44 lakhs, ex-showroom, making is cheaper by Rs. 2.55 lakhs than the Mahindra Marazzo, which is only available with diesel engine option. There are ten variants of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga on sale – six variants powered by petrol engines and four variants powered by the diesel engine. The automatic option is only available with the petrol models.
The petrol variants get the all-new 1.5-litre unit that made its debut in the Ciaz earlier this year. The diesel-powered variants get the same 1.3-litre diesel engine unit sourced from FCA. Both petrol and diesel engine options get the Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki (SHVS) mild hybrid system that increases the fuel efficiency of the vehicle. The 1.5-litre engine of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga generates a maximum power of 104 Bhp and a peak torque of 138 Nm.
The engine gets paired with either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic transmission. The diesel engine is the good old 1.3-litre turbocharged unit that generates a maximum of 89 Bhp and 200 Nm of peak torque. It only gets a 5-speed manual transmission. The petrol manual returns a maximum of 19.34 km/l while the petrol automatic offers a maximum of 18.69 km/l of fuel efficiency. The diesel Ertiga returns a maximum of 25.47 km/l. All figures are ARAI-tested figures.