New generation Ertiga is one of the few Maruti cars today, which has managed to post increase in sales, despite of the troubled period Indian auto industry is going through. Ertiga sales have increased by more than 60% YoY. Thanks to this, the new Ertiga, which was launched back in Nov 2018, has managed to register sales of more than 70,000 already. Registering sales of close to 8,000 units a month since launch.
In order to boost sales of the Ertiga further, Maruti launched the Ertiga in a new package today, called XL6. Unlike the current Ertiga, which is sold via Maruti’s regular outlets called Arena, the XL6 will be sold exclusively via NEXA premium outlets. Maruti XL6 variants and prices are as below;
Zeta MT – Rs 9.8 lakhs
Zeta AT – Rs 10.9 lakhs
Alpha MT – Rs 10.36 lakhs
Alpha AT – Rs 11.46 lakhs
All prices ex-sh, Delhi.
As the name suggests, XL6 is a premium MPV which provides seating space for 6. Compared to the regular Ertiga which has a bench in the second row, XL6 has captain seats for added comfort of the occupants. To add to the premium quotient, interiors too have been redone. The XL6 has an all-black cabin which make the MPV look premium.
Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director and CEO, Maruti Suzuki India, said, “There is a considerable increase in demand for premium MPVs owing to the ever- evolving customer needs. At Maruti Suzuki, we always bring out products that match and compliment customer’s demand. Backed by NEXA’s focus on creation and innovation, the XL6 is a testament of our commitment to bring the newest technologies to our customers.
The XL6 strikes a perfect balance of style, space, comfort, performance and safety. We are confident that our exclusive 6-seater, the XL6 will strike a chord with today’s customer who seeks Comfort and Style.”
Thanks to the cosmetic updates on the exteriors, the XL6 looks different than the standard Ertiga. There is a new trapezoidal front grille, a redesigned sculpted bonnet, new LED headlights, LED fog lamps and a faux skid plate, all of which help it look distinctive than the Ertiga, upon which it is actually based upon. The additional body cladding, new alloy wheels and additional details like the blacked out wing mirrors further set the XL6 apart from the Ertiga.
Talking about powertrain options, Maruti will be offering the XL6 solely with a petrol engine only. The 1.5 litre motor is BS-VI compliant and produces 105 PS of power and 138 Nm of torque. The K15B motor also comes along with Suzuki’s Smart Hybrid tech.
Customers will have an option to choose between a 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmission. Fuel efficiency for the MT is pegged at 19.01 kmpl while it stands at 17.99 kmpl for the AT. Maruti won’t be offering a diesel engine option with the XL6.
As far as trim options are concerned, the XL6 will be available in two trims, namely Zeta and Alpha. Due to the availability of both MT and AT options, it will take up the overall variants to 4. Some key features which the Zeta trim misses out upon (when compared with the Alpha trim) are auto headlamps, reverse parking camera, leather seats and a leather wrapped steering wheel.
Due to its unique positioning, there is no direct competitor of the XL6 at the moment. However, it will be facing competition from Mahindra Marazzo as well as the Toyota Innova Crysta – as these cars will be trying to get the same set of customers to their showrooms.