The 2018 Maruti Ertiga has finally made its official debut in India today!
The second generation iteration of this MPV is now available at a starting price of INR 7.44 lakh. While the top-of-the-line variant costs INR 10.90 lakh.
With this upgrade, in addition to a new platform, new exterior and interiors added features and safety, the Ertiga also offers an all-new 1.5-litre petrol engine coupled with Suzuki’s new mild-hybrid SHV technology.
The new chassis along with the more fuel efficient engine has led to an increase in the mileage figures of this MPV by up to 3 km/l.
Want to know more about the all-new Ertiga? Read along!
With this generation update, the prices of the Ertiga has also gone up slightly. The base variant now costs INR 7.44 lakhs. While the top-of-the-line trim goes up to a price of INR 10.50 lakh.
|Petrol Variants||Diesel Variants|
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||1.5-Litre K15B||1.3-litre, DDiS|
|Power||107 BHP||88 BHP|
|Torque||138 Nm||200 Nm|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual||5-Speed Manual|
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||1.5-Litre K15B||1.3-litre DDiS|
|Mileage||21 km/l||27 km/l|
Dimensionally, the new Ertiga is going to measure 4,395 mm in length, 1,735 mm in width and 1,690 mm in height. The wheelbase of the MPV is said to remain unchanged at 2,740 mm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Model||Maruti Ertiga 2018|
|Launch Date||21st November 2018|
|Price||INR 7.4 Lakh to INR 10.90 Lakh|
|Fuel||Petrol / Diesel|
|Engine||1.5-Litre K15B / 1.3-litre DDiS|
|Power||107 BHP / 88 BHP|
|Torque||138 Nm / 200 Nm|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual & 4 AT / 5-Speed Manual|
|Mileage||21 km/l / 27 km/l|
|Features||Touchscreen Infotainment System, Auto Climate, Projector headlamps, LED DRLs, Alloy Wheels|
|Safety Features||Dual Airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, Reverse Parking Sensors, Reverse Parking Camera|