India’s best selling MPV, Maruti Ertiga is set to be updated in two day’s time. The new Ertiga facelift will get new features and slightly revised exterior design. To be offered in a choice of petrol and diesel engine options, new Maruti Ertiga facelift for India is identical to the model showcased in Indonesia. It will be offered in L, L (O), V, Z and Z+ trim levels.
The second product from Maruti Suzuki to sport SHVS – Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki after the Ciaz, Maruti Ertiga facelift will see some cosmetic updates on its exterior in the form of three slat chrome grille, new chrome accents on fog lamps and a redesigned front bumper. Rear end of the new Ertiga facelift sports a pair of reflectors between tail lamps while side profile remains untouched.
Interiors see some special comfort and infotainment features largely resembling the existing Ertiga. In-Car entertainment, push button start/stop, electrically foldable rear view mirrors and new upholstery are some of the additions. Maruti Ertiga facelift also gets new 7” touchscreen SmartPlay and interior space which is more flexible than before, thanks to 50:50 folding last row seats.
Being second product from the company after Ciaz to sport SHVS mild hybrid technology, the Maruti Ertiga facelift will see this technology work in tandem with 1.3 liter multijet diesel engine offering 89 bhp power and 200 Nm torque mated to a 5 speed manual transmission. The SHVS system uses a lithium ion battery charged by a regenerative braking system which converts kinetic energy of rolling wheels to electricity for charging the battery. The Ertiga facelift also carries forward the 1.4 liter K14B petrol seen on its earlier counterpart.