The 1.5L petrol engine of Maruti Ertiga has been upgraded with the upcoming BS6 emission norms. It is now Rs 9,000 expensive for the base trim when compared with the BS4 model.
Maruti Suzuki has introduced a BS6 compliant petrol engine to its 7-seater MPV, Ertiga. It is the fifth car from the company’s portfolio to receive the Bharat Stage 6 norms emission certificate after the Baleno, Alto, WagonR, Swift and the Dzire.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga BS6 will be offered in the same 1.5L, four cylinders naturally aspirated petrol engine. It produces a total power of 104 bhp and a peak torque of 138 Nm. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and a four-speed torque converter unit.
The Indian manufacturer has kept the asking price at Rs 7.54 lakh for the base trim to all the way upto Rs 10.05 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This engine comes with SHVS (mild-hybrid) technology.
Other than the petrol engine upgrade, no changes have been done. For those asking if the diesel engine too will see BS6 phase then the answer sticks to ‘no’. Maruti Suzuki will eliminate every diesel car from its portfolio once the BS6 emission norms kick in from April 1, 2020.
However, the manufacturer has said that if the demand for diesel engines grows then they will offer the inhouse 1.5L DDiS engine. It churns out 95 bhp and 225Nm of torque and currently comes with the Ciaz and Ertiga.
Maruti also launched the factory fitted Ertiga CNG for both private buyers and for commercial users, the latter being called as the Tour M. The car is based on the VXi trim and offers basic features like rear AC vents, 12V charger, black and beige interiors, front and rear power windows, projector headlamps, LED taillights and among others. It is priced at Rs 8.83 lakh for Tour M and Rs 8.88 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the private users.
In other news, Maruti will launch the premium version of the Ertiga called, XL6 on August 21. This car will see 6-seat configuration along with an all-black interior. The exteriors of the car see redesigned front fascia with revised headlamps and now sports LED DRLs in the unit. The rear profile sees XL6 badging and now the MPV gets body cladding running all over the sides.