After months of waiting, Maruti has finally launched the CNG variant of Ertiga in India. New Maruti Ertiga CNG variant is on offer to both, passenger as well as the taxi segment. Hat tip to YouTube channel Ujjwal Saxena for sharing the information.
For the passenger segment, Maruti Ertiga CNG is offered in VXi trim. It is priced at Rs 8,87,689. For the commercial vehicle segment, Maruti Ertiga Tour M variant is priced at Rs Rs 8,82,689. All prices are ex-showroom. When comparing price with regular Ertiga VXi, the price of CNG variant is about Rs 65k higher.
2019 Maruti Ertiga CNG will be powered by a 1.5 liter petrol engine which delivers 103 hp and 138 Nm. Transmission is via 5 speed manual. Ertiga Tour M CNG will also be powered by the same engine. Mileage claimed by the CNG variant of Ertiga is 26.2 km/kg.
Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said: “Ertiga has managed to win customer hearts with its focus on safety, design, style, space and performance. In the short span of nearly eight months of its launch, the new Ertiga’s accomplishment of achieving the market leader position in MPV is overwhelming considering the growing competition in this segment.
The robust sales of the new Ertiga prove that it has secured its place in the market as a car that offers its users the perfect companion to go about their everyday lives. We thank all our customers for ‘moving together’ with us in style with Next Gen Ertiga in its successful journey. With the CNG-powered Next Gen Ertiga, customers will be able to enjoy the benefit of better fuel economy and superior technology which is safe, reliable and environment friendly.”
Features on offer the Ertiga CNG variant include dual airbags, ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, engine immobilizer, remote central locking, speed sensor lock, child lock rear door, manual AC, rear air vents, parking sensors, fabric seats, black and beige interiors, 2 DIN integrated music system with 4 speakers, USB, Bluetooth, AUX compatibility, radio, analog instrument cluster with MID screen, steering mounted controls. It comes with 2 yrs / 40k kms standard warranty.
Ertiga Vxi CNG will be available in 5 colours- White, Silver, Magma Gray, Red and Blue. Ertiga Tour M-CNG will be available in 3 colour options- White, Silver and Black.
Launched back in Nov 2018, the new generation Maruti Ertiga MPV has been a huge success. Compared to the old Ertiga, the new Ertiga registers double the sales. Old Ertiga sales were at about 4,000 units on average, whereas new Ertiga sales are at an average of 8,000 units a month.
Thanks to the success of new gen Ertiga, which is not only longer, more spacious and feature loaded, it also gets new set of petrol and diesel 1.5 liter engine options. To get more sales out of the Ertiga brand, apart from CNG, Maruti has planned one more variant based on Ertiga.
This is the all new Maruti XL6. It is a crossover variant of Ertiga, with new alloys, higher ground clearance, body claddings, new front look with new grille, new headlight design with LED DRL, 6 seats with 2nd row captain seats, more premium interiors, etc. It will launch on 21st Aug in India.