Maruti Ertiga 2018 model iteration will launch in India during the festive season this year. It comes with an all-new exterior and interior design. Along with this, it is based on the new HEARTECT platform and hence it lighter and safer than before. A new petrol engine is on the card as well.
By the festive season this year, Maruti Suzuki is likely to launch the 2018 iteration of the Ertiga MPV in India. The vehicle is already in its testing phase with several sighting of the test mule reported so far. Before its official launch in India, the next-generation Ertiga has already broken cover at the 2018 Indonesia Auto Show. Hence, most of the details regarding this vehicle are already with us. For instance, the new model of the Ertiga is based on Suzuki’s HEARTECT platform and hence is a completely new vehicle from the ground up. In addition to this, the interior and the exterior design have also changed quite considerably. Also, the new Ertiga will score better in terms of its features and safety equipment. Also, we have every reason to believe that the updated version of this MPV is going to come with a new petrol engine.
The 2018 Ertiga features a host of improvements in comparison to the outgoing model. We have every reason to believe that it is going to be considerably up-market than the current generation model. Consequently, Maruti can marginally increase the prices of the next-gen Ertiga. Currently, the base petrol variant of this MPV retails at INR 6.16 Lakh. While the top of the line diesel version costs INR 10.45 Lakh.
|Expected Price||INR 6.5 Lakh to INR 10.5 Lakh|
Maruti Ertiga 2018 Launch Date
As mentioned earlier, we believe that Maruti will launch the new Ertiga during the month of August this year. The automaker is rigorously testing this MPV in India. When launched, it will compete in the budget compact MPV segment. Honestly, we were expecting to see the generation update of this vehicle at the 2018 Auto Expo. However, it seems that the show’s limelight was reserved for the 2018 Swift.
|Launch Date||August 2018|
Maruti Ertiga 2018 Engine Specifications
As far as the engine specifications are concerned, the 2018 Ertiga will retain the current model’s power units. The petrol derivative will get the K-Series 1.4-litre engine. This engine produces 91 BHP along with 130 Nm of peak torque. The diesel derivative is going to come with the Fiat sourced 1.3-litre DDiS oil-burner. This engine’s power output stands at 88 BHP while it produces a torque of 200 Nm. Along with the 5-speed manual gearbox, Maruti will also introduce an AMT gearbox in this vehicle.
|Engine||1.4-litre K-Series||1.3-litre, DDiS|
|Power||91 BHP||88 BHP|
|Torque||130 Nm||200 Nm|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual||5-Speed Manual|
Maruti Ertiga 2018 Mileage
Since the 2018 Ertiga is going to get a lighter platform, we are expecting the fuel-efficiency figures to improve as well. The petrol derivative is likely to give a mileage of around 21km/l. While the mileage for the diesel derivative could be around the mark of 27 km/l.
|Engine||1.4-litre K-Series||1.3-litre DDiS|
|Mileage||21 km/l||27 km/l|
2018 Maruti Ertiga Images
As mentioned before, the next-generation Ertiga was recently unveiled at the 2018 Indonesian Auto Show. Going by the images, we can clearly see that it looks quite up-market and modern than before.
Maruti Ertiga 2018 Exteriors Review
The next-generation Ertiga comes with an all-new exterior design. With this update, Suzuki has made sure that this MPV does not look like a mere extension of the Swift. As a result of this, its exterior aesthetics come with their own unique identity. The new Ertiga comes with elongated headlamps which wrap around the front fenders. It gets a large chrome grille. In addition to this, the bumpers are nicely augmented. All of this combined gives the MPV a premium appeal. The side profile comes with a bold shoulder crease which runs all the way to the back. At the rear, the latest iteration of this MPV gets a mature fascia.
Maruti Ertiga 2018 Interiors Review
According to recent media reports, the cabin layout of the 2018 Ertiga is going to take its inspiration from the new Dzire. This means that it will get a very modern and sleek dashboard design. In addition to this, it will get a dual-tone colour scheme of black and beige. Also, the interiors are going to get faux wood inserts to increase its overall appeal. The Ertiga, being an MPV will come in a 7-seater configuration. Going by the spy images circulating on the internet, next-generation Etiga appears to be slightly longer than the current spec version. If this turns out to be true, it will result in more space inside the vehicle. The quality levels of the materials used are expected to improve with this update.
Maruti Ertiga 2018 Variants
The 2018 Ertiga is going to retail through Maruti Arena dealership outlets. Consequently, it will follow the automaker’s regular variant nomenclature. Following are the variants in which the new iteration of this vehicle will sell.
Maruti Ertiga 2018 Features
The 2018 Ertiga is going to get a sizable jump in terms of its equipment list. Expect the car to come with Maruti’s new Smartplay Infotainment System, automatic climate control, keyless entry, push-button start-stop and other such features. Furthermore, on the exteriors, the top-end variant will get projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights and LEd tail-lamps.
- Projector Headlamps
- LED Daytime Running Lights
- LED Tail-lamps
- SmartPlay Infotainment System
- Automatic Climate Control
- Electrically Adjustable ORVMs
- Tilt Adjustable Steering Wheel
- Height Adjustable Driver’s Seat
- Roof-Mounted Air-Con Vents
Maruti Ertiga 2018 Safety Features
The 2018 Ertiga will get dual airbags along with ABS with EBD as standard across the range. Furthermore, it will come with ISOFIX child seat mounts. Top-Spec variants can get up to four airbags.
- Dual Airbags
- ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System)
- EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution)
- ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
Maruti Ertiga 2018Competition
The 2018 Maruti Ertiga will continue to compete with the likes of budget MPV and other vehicles according to its price point. These include the likes of Datsun Go Plus, Renault Lodgy and the Mahindra TUV300.
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