2018 Maruti Ertiga crash tested – Meets Bharat NCAP safety norms

New Maruti Ertiga is lighter than before, but is also more safer thanks to new platform and stronger lightweight materials used.

Maruti Suzuki India has revealed that their new Ertiga MPV has been crash tested and meets all the required Bharat NCAP safety norms. 2018 Maruti Ertiga comes with a host of safety features.

Driving convenience is backed with hill assist and Electronic Stability Programme (ESP). ISOFIX child seat anchorage, Anti-Lock braking System (ABS) to prevent the wheels from locking up when braking while driving, coupled with EBD.

It also gets front seat belt pre-tensioners with force limiters, front dual airbags, Suzuki Total Effective Control Technology (TECT) body structure, high speed warning alert, and reverse parking assist features are offered as standard fitment across all Ertiga variants.

As India prepares for Bharat NCAP, the journey towards safer cars as a norm becomes more real. The build up has at the very least seen the introduction of dual airbags as a standard feature for a multitude of cars. As per Maruti Suzuki, new Ertiga meets frontal offset impact compliance, side impact compliance and pedestrian protection compliance.

New Ertiga gets K15 petrol 1.5 liter engine, combined with smart hybrid tech. When compared to the outgoing model, new Ertiga returns 13 percent more power, and 6 percent more torque. Diesel Ertiga is powered by the same 1.3 liter engine as before. It delivers 90 PS and 200 Nm; mated to a 5 speed MT. Fuel efficiency is improved 10 percent over the outgoing model at 25.47 kmpl for the diesel, 19.34 kmpl for the petrol MT, and 18.69 kmpl for the petrol AT.

New Ertiga sits on Suzuki’s 5th gen Heartect platform. Ertiga dimensions stand as follows: length – 4395 mm; height – 1690 mm; width – 1735 mm; and wheelbase of 2740 mm. The new car is 40 mm wider, 5 mm taller and 99 mm longer than the outgoing model. The 209 liter boot is expandable to 803 liter by folding the third row. Prices of new Ertiga ranges from Rs 7.44 lakhs to Rs 10.9 lakhs, ex-showroom.