2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga India launch on November 21
The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has been spotted quite a few times already. After Suzuki unveiled the facelifted Ertiga MUV in Indonesia at the International Motor Show, Maruti Suzuki is slated to launch the much-awaited MPV in the Indian car market on November 21.
With the Toyota Innova Crysta grabbing sales, and the last facelift of the Ertiga a long way back, an update was in the pipeline.
The new Ertiga gets all-new head LED lamps with DRLs, sitting on either side of a revised grille. The grille is not a single-slat one anymore, but more sophisticated with added chrome units. The front bumper has been changed too with aggressive fog lamp housings and front lip and added black mesh. In comparison to the current gen Ertiga, it looks very different and will look different than the current gen Dzire and the Swift as well.
The rear gets a massive revamp as well. Gone are the standard halogen tail lamps, and enter new LED tail lamps which looks aggressive and stretches all the way to the C-pillar. The rear bumper looks revised as well. Other new changes multi-spoke alloys, keyless entry, and turn indicators on ORVMs.
The interior remains almost the same as the Dzire. Features include tilt steering, touchscreen infotainment, dual-airbags on all variants, ISOFIX seats, ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution and Stability Control. However, only the ESP GX variant, which we are guessing is the top-spec variant for the Indonesian market, will be getting stability control.
Under the hood, the Ertiga will be powered by a 1.5-litre petrol, 4-cylinder engine which churns out 104.7bhp and 138Nm of torque. The engine has been developed in-house by Suzuki. The engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic transmission.
Maruti Suzuki's latest HEARTECT platform which currently underpins the Baleno, Swift and the Dzire will also underpin the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. The MPV is slated to get automatic gearbox options for both its petrol and diesel variant, although Maruti Suzuki still has to confirm this.