The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has been spied again. According to various reports, the new Ertiga will launch by August 2018. Akin to the new Swift and the new Dzire, even the new-gen Ertiga is based on the lightweight HEARTECT platform. While the test mule in the spy images seen so far sports a rather heavy camouflage, there are good chances that the new model will look almost unlike the current generation. The spy images reveal that the new Ertiga will have a longer overhang, which means it will offer more cabin space. It’s not for sure if the new 2018 Ertiga would be present at the fast-approaching Auto Expo 2018 in a pre-production guise.
The new HEARTECT platform will lead to improved performance and fuel efficiency. The new platform not only helps in weight-saving but also offers a higher strength and thereby enhanced crash safety. The current 1.4-litre K-series Petrol engine will be carried over but the Diesel engine variants could get the upcoming new Suzuki 1.5-litre oil-burner. While it might be a bit too early to speculate, the new Ertiga could be sold through the NEXA premium dealerships in order to attract a richer clientele.
2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Launch Date
The company is yet to divulge any sort of details on its plans to launch the new 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga MPV. As you must have observed in the various spy images we have posted so far, the test mules of the new car have been under a heavy camouflage. Hence, the new MPV is definitely some time away from its market launch. The new MPV will first launch in Indonesia, where MPVs enjoy a huge demand. Subsequently, it will even launch in India, which will probably happen by August 2018. Like we just said, it doesn’t look like the company plans to bring a pre-production prototype of the new MPV to this year’s Auto Expo.
2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Price
Currently, the Ertiga is available in a price bracket of Rs 6.03 lakh to Rs 8.49 lakh. There are very good chances that the 2018 model would come to us with a considerably higher price tag. However, the new car will make up for the increase in price through a more modern platform, more features and a more practical cabin. Prices of the next generation model are likely to start at roughly Rs 6.75-7 lakh and go all the way to Rs 9.5 lakh.
2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Specifications
|Petrol||1.4-litre K-series Petrol/1.0 Boosterjet/1.5-litre 4-cylinder Naturally Aspirated|
|Diesel||1.5-litre Turbocharged Diesel|
Currently, the Ertiga is available with two engine options – 1.4-litre petrol and 1.3L MJD Diesel with SHVS mini Hybrid technology. The new 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga will offer both petrol and Diesel engine options. The petrol engine on offer will be the same 1.4-litre K-series engine that is available currently. The Diesel engine, however, will be the much awaited 1.5-litre turbo motor that Suzuki has been developing. Currently, the Ertiga MPV offers the Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre Multijet Diesel engine. Both the engines will come mated to a five-speed manual transmission.
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