Identical to its predecessor, the brand new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, launched in November 2018, has seen distinctive demand. It’s longer, wider and taller than the previous-generation automotive and in addition will get extra customary tools and security options. The second-gen Ertiga Z will get options like alloy wheels, automated local weather management, push-button begin, a rear wiper, washer and defogger, 12V charging factors for all three rows and a front-centre armrest. A fast verify with dealerships revealed that it’s the upper trims of the MPV which might be well-liked amongst prospects. Nonetheless, deliveries can take a while. Whereas the ZXi and ZDi trims might be delivered in 4 months from reserving, the top-spec ZXi+ and ZDi+ command a good longer ready interval of six months at most areas.
The Ertiga Z+ variants get Maruti’s SmartPlay infotainment system, a rear parking digital camera and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Sources inform us that Maruti misjudged the demand for the upper variants of the MPV, and that’s what resulted on this delay. The lower-priced LXi and LDi variants are available at some dealerships.
The Ertiga comes with two engine choices – a tried and
examined 1.Three-litre diesel that’s good for 90hp, and the brand new Okay15 105hp, 1.5-litre petrol, much like the one within the Ciaz. Maruti, nonetheless, is anticipated to interchange the 1.Three-litre diesel with a brand new and barely extra highly effective 1.5-litre diesel developed in-house; the engine will make 94hp and 225Nm.
The Ertiga in India takes on the lately launched Mahindra Marazzo, the Honda BR-V and the Renault Lodgy. There are talks of a more expensive and plusher six-seat Ertiga, and it’s anticipated to hit showrooms later this yr.