Maruti XL6 is a premium MPV which is based on the popular Ertiga 7 seater
Launched last year as a petrol only model, Maruti XL6 has completed 1 year of sales. Today, Maruti Suzuki India is celebrating the 1st anniversary of XL6. In the past 1 year, XL6 MPV has registered sales of over 25,000. Though this is lot less than Ertiga sales, it is still enough for XL6 to be in the list of India’s best selling MPVs.
Based on the new gen Ertiga, the Maruti XL6 borrows some of designs from the former but also gets some exclusive elements that include a new front end, larger grille with chrome accents, new LED headlamps and faux skid plates. The XL6 sits on blacked out 15” alloy wheels and gets roof rails, plastic side body cladding and a revised rear bumper design.
XL6 is larger than the Ertiga on all counts. It stands 4,445mm in length, 1,775mm in width and 1,700 mm in height. This makes it 50mm longer, 40mm wider and 10mm higher as compared to the Ertiga while it sits on a 2,740mm long wheelbase which is the same as that seen on the Ertiga. Exterior colour options include Metallic Premium Silver, Metallic Magma Grey, Prime Auburn Red, Pearl Brave Khaki, Pearl Arctic White and Nexa Blue.
Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “Maruti Suzuki enjoys a leadership position in the MPV segment with over 50% market share (Ertiga + XL6). We are thankful for the immense faith placed in the brand XL6 by our trusted consumers to make it a success.” Sales in July 2020 stood at 2,023 units while sales for period from April 2020 to July 2020 stood at 4,562 units.
The interiors of the XL6 which boasts of a 6 seater layout with captain seats in the middle row gets a dashboard design similar to that seen on the Ertiga but in a black colour scheme. Its premium features also include a 7” touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, leather upholstery, a coloured multi information display unit and safety features among which are cruise control, climate control, push button start and keyless entry.
The top spec Alpha trim gets automatic climate control, rear AC vents and Maruti’s SmartPlay Studio infotainment system with a 7” touchscreen display supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Safety features include speed warning system, keyless entry, automatic wipers, seat belt reminder, rear parking sensors, dual front airbags and ABS and EBD.
Maruti XL6 is powered by the same engine lineup as seen on the Ertiga and Ciaz; which has now been upgraded to comply with BS VI emission norms. This 1.5 liter, naturally aspirate, K15B, Smart Hybrid, petrol engine offers 103 bhp power at 6,000 rpm and 138 Nm torque at 4,400 rpm mated to a 5 speed manual or 4 speed torque converter automatic gearbox. ARAI claims that the engine offers mileage of 19.01 kmpl via its manual transmission and at 17.99 kmpl in AMT format.
Today, prices of Maruti XL6 start from Rs 9.85 lakh for the manual Zeta variant and goes all the way to Rs 11.52 lakh for the AT Alpha variant. All prices are ex-sh, Delhi.