Maruti Suzuki India today launched XL6, the new six-seater MPV. Maruti Suzuki XL6 will be the carmaker's second MPV after the very popular Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. However, the two would be sold through separate channels. While XL6 will be sold via Nexa dealerships, Ertiga is available at Arena dealerships.
Although both XL6 and Ertiga are MPVs, Maruti Suzuki is aiming to cater to the more premium customers through the new vehicle. We are well aware of the fact that Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is the most popular MPV in its class. So a big question remains as to whether the new XL6 will be able to emulate the success of Ertiga?
Now that Maruti Suzuki XL6 has finally been introduced in India, we find out how it compares with Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. Below are all the details.
Maruti Suzuki XL6 vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga: Price
The first parameter of comparison is the price of both the vehicles. The price range of the new XL6 varies in India between Rs 9.80 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and Rs 11.46 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). On the other hand, Ertiga is available in the price range of Rs 7.55 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and Rs 11.21 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Maruti Suzuki XL6 vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga: Engine
The new XL6 gets only a single engine option, which is a BS6-compliant K15 petrol engine. The 1.5-litre mill makes 105 hp and 138 Nm of peak torque and is offered with a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic transmission. In comparison, Ertiga has both petrol and diesel mills. While the petrol engine is same as the one available in XL6, Ertiga has a CNG option for this mill as well and in CNG option, this motor delivers 92 hp and 122 Nm of torque and is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Ertiga also gets a 1.5-litre, DDiS 225, diesel powertrain that churns out 95 hp and 225 Nm of torque and comes with a 6-speed manual transmission.
Maruti Suzuki XL6 vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga: Variants
Maruti Suzuki XL6 is available in four variants -- Zeta MT, Zeta AT, Alpha MT and Alpha AT. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is available in 10 variants, with six in petrol (Lxi MT, Vxi MT, Vxi AT, Zxi MT, Zxi AT and Zxi+ MT), three in diesel (Vdi, Zdi and Zdi+) and one in CNG (Vxi).
Maruti Suzuki XL6 vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga: Dimensions
Maruti Suzuki XL6 has a boot space of 209 litres with all the three rows up and it increases to 692 litres with the second and third-row folded down. The boot space in Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is also 209 litres with all the three rows up. However, it jumps to 550 litres with the third row folded and 803 litres with the second and third row folded.
Maruti Suzuki XL6 vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga: Features
Maruti Suzuki XL6 gets features like quad LED headlamps, LED DRLs, all-black alloy wheels, roof rails, second-row captain seats, third-row reclining seats, 17.8 cm SmartPlay Studio touchscreen with smartphone connectivity, multifunction leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel and cruise control. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga comes with features like projector headlamp, alloy wheels, body-coloured ORVM, height-adjustable driver seat, MID with coloured TFT, 17.8 cm SmartPlay infotainment system and steering mounted audio and calling controls.