A premium version of Ertiga, Maruti Suzuki XL6 has been launched in the price range of Rs 9.80 lakh – Rs 11.46 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Targeted at an elite customer base, XL6 will be sold through the company’s premium Nexa dealerships. It will compete with its sibling Ertiga and other rivals such as Mahindra Marazzo, Honda BRV and Toyota Innova Crysta.
As compared to Ertiga, XL6 is longer, wider and taller. However, both MPVs have the same wheelbase and boot space. XL6 also has an aggressive profile, as evident in its prominent chrome grille, LED headlamps with DRLs, body cladding, uniquely sculpted hood, LED fog lamps, new bumper, front and rear skid plates, and 15-inch alloy wheels.
Interiors have a sporty character with an all-black theme and come with various premium features such as stone finished dashboard, glossy silver accents, leather seats, and soft touch roof lining. One of the most distinguishing aspects of XL6 is its captain seats in the middle row. Below is the detailed walkaround video by YouTube channel Ujjwal Saxena.
Designed for superior comfort, these come with slide and recline option. Other key features include voice commands, 7.0-inch Smart Play infotainment system, keyless entry, rear power outlet, leather wrapped steering wheel, steering mounted controls, and automatic climate control.
Maruti XL6 is being offered in Zeta and Alpha trims. As of now, only petrol engine option is available with manual as well as automatic transmission. This makes a total of four variants – Zeta MT, Alpha MT, Zeta AT and top-spec Alpha AT.
The engine is the same as that of Ertiga, a 1.5-litre BS-VI compliant unit that generates max power of 103 hp @ 6,000 rpm and max torque of 138 Nm @ 4,400 rpm. Engine is mated to either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. Fuel efficiency of manual variant is 19.01 kmpl whereas the automatic variant makes 17.99 kmpl. It is not yet certain if Maruti Suzuki will introduce a diesel variant of XL6.
In terms of safety, Maruti XL6 gets dual airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensor, reverse parking camera, engine immobilizer, ESP with hill hold, pinch guard power window (driver), high speed alert, central locking, speed sensing auto door lock, LED front fog lamps, and rear defogger.