Maruti Suzuki launched the all-new Ertiga in the Indian market by the end of 2018. The all-new vehicle is much roomier when it comes to cabin size and also offers a host of new features over the previous-generation car. In the month of March 2019, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga posted its best-ever sales record. Maruti Suzuki dispatched a whopping 8,995 units of the car in the Indian market, much higher than any other MPV in the Indian market including the Toyota Innova Crysta.
There was a time when Toyota Innova Crysta used to sell more than the Ertiga but the all-new model has changed that. In comparison, the direct competitor – Mahindra Marazzo sold around 2,751 units in the same period.
The Toyota Innova Crysta sold 6,984 units in the same month, which is similar to the March 2018 sales figure of 6,952 units. However, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has posted over 76% Year-on-Year growth from the 5,086 units sold in the same period last year.
The all-new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is based on the new HEARTECT platform that also underpins the new-age vehicles the Swift, Ignis, Baleno and more. With the new platform, the all-new Ertiga has also increased in the dimensions and offers much more cabin space compared to the outgoing version. It is 99mm longer, 40mm wider and 5mm taller than the 1st generation model. The Ertiga is also much lower in price when compared to the Mahindra Marazzo that is only powered by a diesel engine option.
The Maruti Suzuki all-new Ertiga is priced at Rs 7.44 lakh and the top-end diesel version of the MPV gets a price tag of Rs 10.9 lakh. It is currently available with two engine options. The petrol variants are powered by the all-new 1.5-litre petrol engine that debuted with the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz in the Indian market. It generates a maximum power of 104 Bhp and a peak torque of 138 Nm. Maruti offers a 5-speed manual transmission and a 4-speed automatic transmission with the petrol variant. The diesel engine is the same 1.3-litre DDiS unit that generates a maximum power of 89 Bhp and a peak torque of 200 Nm. It gets a 5-speed manual transmission. The diesel version gets the SHVS mild hybrid system that helps the MPV to return a phenomenal fuel efficiency. The diesel version returns a maximum of 25.47 km/l while the petrol version returns a maximum of 19.34 km/l with the manual and 18.69 km/l with the automatic transmission.
The all-new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga also comes with a host of changes inside the cabin. The all-new cabin now gets wooden inserts throughout for a more premium feel and look. Even the steering wheel gets wooden inserts. There is a touchscreen infotainment system placed in the middle that gets both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Currently, the Mahindra Bolero is in the second position when it comes to the best-selling MPVs in the Indian market.