The new Maruti Ertiga 2018 model comes with a completely new exterior and interior design. India spec version to continue with the same engine specifications. 2018 Ertiga is based on Suzuki’s new lightweight HEARTECT platform. Expect India launch to happen in the month of August this year.
The 2018 Maruti Ertiga finally made its global debut last week at the Indonesian Auto Show. The next-generation iteration of this compact MPV comes with an all-new design, both on the exteriors and the interiors. The new Ertiga looks quite a lot more modern and premium than its predecessor. In addition to this, it comes with a whole array of new features and creature comforts on board. The Indonesian spec model gets a new 1.5-litre petrol engine. When the new Ertiga comes to India, it is likely to continue with the same engine specifications. However, there are chances that Maruti might introduce a new diesel engine in the MPV line-up. Thanks to the new platform, we expect the 2018 Ertiga to be considerably more fuel-efficient than before. In this report, we bring you all the information that you need to know about the new Maruti Ertiga 2018. Read Along.
New 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 new Ertiga at the 2018 Auto Expo. However, it seems that the show’s limelight was reserved for the 2018 Swift.
|Launch Date||August 2018|
New Maruti Ertiga 2018 Price
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|
New 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 the new Ertiga.
|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|
New 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|
New Maruti Ertiga 2018 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 the new Ertiga looks quite up-market and modern than before.
New Maruti Ertiga 2018 Exteriors
As mentioned before, the next-generation Maruti Ertiga is going to get a completely new exterior profile. We are expecting to see a more mature and premium design. Just like the current spec model, the aesthetics can take their inspiration from the 2018 Swift and the new Dzire. Furthermore, the MPV is going to have a decent number of chrome highlights to provide it with an up-market look.
New Maruti Ertiga 2018 Interiors
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.
New 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
New 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
New Maruti Ertiga 2018 Competition
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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