The second generation Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, which made its world debut at Indonesia in April 2018, is now set to go on sale in India. Heading towards a festive launch next month, the new Ertiga will be sold exclusively through NEXA showrooms.
This will make the new Ertiga the company’s fifth model to be sold via NEXA showrooms after the Ignis, Baleno, Ciaz and S-Cross. The current Ertiga will continue to be on sale, via the regular dealers. It will cater to the taxi segment.
Automotive enthusiast and Team-BHP member Raj Dubey has managed to click the latest spy shots of the soon to be launched Maruti Ertiga in India. These spy photos clearly show that the new Ertiga is being tested for meeting emission norms. As it is getting new petrol and diesel engines, emission testing is compulsory.
As compared to the 1.4 liter petrol engine seen on the current Ertiga, the new 2018 Ertiga will receive a more powerful 1.5 liter petrol engine offering 104.7 PS power and 138 Nm torque. This is the same engine which has been on offer with the new Ciaz.
It will also get powered by a 1.5 diesel engine developed in-house. Diesel engine will be mated to 6 speed manual transmission, while petrol will get 5 speed MT and AT. Expect mileage for petrol Ertiga to be around 20 kmpl, and that for diesel Ertiga to be around 25 kmpl.
As compared to its current variant, the new Ertiga will receive added features not seen on its current generation model. It will be positioned on the Suzuki’s Heartect platform which also underpins the Baleno, Swift, DZire. It will have increased dimensions as compared to the outgoing model resulting in added interior space and spacious third row seating.
The India spec Ertiga will receive LED projector headlamps, LED tail lamps and will sit on new 16” wheels. Interiors will be seen with a 7” touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and refreshed upholstery.
In terms of safety, the 2018 Ertiga gets pushbutton start/stop, automatic climate controls, dual front airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchors and ABD with EBD. Once officially launched in India, the new Ertiga will compete against the Renault Lodgy and Honda BR-V.