Upcoming 2018 Maruti Ertiga MPV caught testing in India before launch [Video]

Maruti will soon launch the upcoming Ertiga in the Indian market. The manufacturer has been extensively testing the new Ertiga in the Indian market for a long time now and we have managed to get a video of the test vehicle. The new Ertiga is an all-new vehicle and will get a new platform, new engines and a new transmission too.

The all-new Ertiga is based on the lightweight HEARTECT platform that also underpins the likes of new Baleno, new Swift and new Dzire in the Indian market. The upcoming MPV will be larger than the current generation of the vehicle which translates into more cabin space. Video of the rear space shows that it will get a bench seat for three people and an armrest too. The upcoming Ertiga will be able to accommodate 7 people comfortably and the space in the last row is also expected to be larger than the current vehicle.

The all-new Ertiga will also get a set of new engines. Maruti Suzuki has been working on new petrol and diesel engines and the Ertiga will get both the new engines. The all-new 1.5-litre K15B and the all-new 1.5-litre diesel engine will be available with the Ertiga. Maruti will offer the new K15B engine with the upcoming facelifted Ciaz too. It is a 1,462cc, four-cylinder engine that produces a maximum of 104 Bhp and 139 Nm. It will be more powerful than the current 1.4-litre engine offered by the brand. It gets a 5-speed manual transmission.

The diesel-powered Ertiga will get the all-new 1.5-litre engine that will replace the Fiat 1.3-litre Multijet engine. The power output of the new engine is not known, but it will get an all-new 6-speed transmission that is expected to increase the fuel efficiency of the car. The lighter Ertiga will be more powerful than the current version and will get return fuel efficiency figures too.

The vehicle has been launched in the Indonesian market and the Indian version will carry a strong resemblance to it. Even the interior of the all-new Ertiga has been revamped with a new design and a new dashboard. It will get standard features like ABS, EBD and dual front airbags across all the trims. The price is expected to be slightly higher than the current version of the vehicle.