The all-new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga compact 7-seater MPV was launched in India on Wednesday. New Maruti Ertiga is underpinned by the same Suzuki Heartact platform, which is also seen on the Swift hatchback and Dzire sedan. This new platform has allowed the engineers to make the Ertiga longer and wider than before. This means, the car will offer more space on the inside.
What is new?
The new 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is longer, wider and taller, but has the same wheelbase length. Passengers on 2nd and 3rd row will now have more shoulder room, head room and leg room. Both rows also have reclining seats. The windows are larger than before, giving the passengers a much improved cabin experience.
The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is longer at 4395 mm, wider at 1735 mm, and taller at 1690 mm. The wheelbase remains unchanged at 2740 mm while the ground clearance has been reduced to 180 mm.
The new avtar of the MPV also comes equipped with four AC vents in the front, along with a roof-mounted AC vent at the rear. Mobile charger point is on offer for all three rows, and so are cup holders. In the front, there is a touchscreen infotainment system, which supports Bluetooth, Apple Carplay and Android Auto. The system is also the display for rear camera, and converts to parking assist when needed.
Price and Mileage
Powering the new Maruti Ertiga is a 1.5 liter petrol engine which delivers 104 PS and 138 Nm. Transmission is via 4 speed auto and 5 speed manual. Mileage claimed is 18 kmpl. Diesel Ertiga is powered by a 1.3 liter engine which delivers 90 PS and 200 Nm via 5 speed MT. Mileage is 25 kmpl. Price of new Ertiga are expected to be in the region of Rs 6.5 lakhs to Rs 10 lakhs.