Maruti has officially released the sketches of its upcoming premium MPV, XL6. It has been spied testing and will be launched in the third week of August.
Maruti is going to launch a new premium MPV in India this month which will be placed above the Ertiga and will also be based on it. Ahead of the launch, Maruti has released the official sketches of the new XL6 MPV.
Maruti XL6 sketches show that it gets a bold stance at the front with a new two-slat chrome grille with the branding, flanked by sharp LED headlamps on both sides. Down, you get aluminium faux skid plate and the fog lamps.
The front portion looks a lot different from the regular Ertiga but the tail portion looks a bit similar. You get a redesigned tail lamp and a skid plate with some revisions to the rear bumper.
Maruti says that the XL6 will have sporty exteriors, sophisticated interiors and a roomy cabin. It will be position as a premium 3-row vehicle with individual captain seats, making it a 6-seater. The regular Ertiga uses a third-row bench instead of captain seats.
The XL6 will be sold through the Nexa showrooms. Reportedly, it will be based on the top-spec Alpha and Zeta variants of the regular Ertiga and will also be priced somewhat higher than the variants.
For sure, Maruti will equip the XL6 with the new 1.5 Litre petrol engine with SHVS system. The engine produces 104 BHP and 138 Nm of peak torque, mated to a 5-speed MT and an optional 4-speed AT. As of now, we are not sure if this MPV will be available with the 1.5 Litre diesel engine.
Inside the cabin, you will be getting an all-black interior with features such as height-adjustable driver seat, the new SmartPlay infotainment system, leather seats and cruise control. Other features from the top-spec variants will b carried forward.
Reports suggest that some dealerships have already started accepting booking amounts for the Maruti XL6. We expect it to be priced between Rs 12 Lakhs to Rs 13 Lakhs (ex-showroom), to provide better competition to the Renault Lodgy and Mahindra Marazzo.