Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Review & First Drive

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Overview

The Maruti Ertiga is one of the most popular 7-seater cars in India because it offers almost everything that a buyer asks for. The first generation car has decent space and comfort and offers low running costs, alongside a list of features that you’d generally expect in a car of this segment. After 6 years of selling the first generation, Maruti Suzuki has now launched the 2nd generation Ertiga, the same car which was launched in overseas markets few months back. How much of an improvement is the new Ertiga over the older car? Time to find out.

The first generation Ertiga was launched in 2012 and a facelift came out couple of years back. Maruti had given the LUV (Life Utility Vehicle) title to this MPV and it was indeed loved by Indian customers which reflected in its sales. The new Ertiga is likely to draw even more customers and bring a good spike in sales. View offers on Maruti Cars from Maruti dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Exterior

The Ertiga is an MPV and it does look like one in its design. Though the less ground clearance makes it look a bit like a bit of an estate. The front of the Ertiga gets a lot of chrome on the front grille with pulled back headlamps. The side profile isn’t very sporty or different. It resembles the already existing MPV styling. The rear gets a thick chrome strip and this has Ertiga embossed on it. This makes it look sporty and stylish. There isn’t a major change in the design of the Ertiga after the facelift expect for addition of chrome. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga comes in 6 colours, namely, Granite Grey, Pearl Blue Blaze, Radient Beige, Serene Blue, Silky Silver, Superior White.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Interior

Maruti has added a number of additional accessories to this special edition model based on the VXi and VDi trims. To begin with, it gets faux wood inserts around the cabin and also on the dashboard, door pads and also on the central console, the seats now gets wrapped in dual tone leather upholstery, while the steering wheel also gets a new wrap. The other additional accessories include ambient footwell lighting. While for the comfort of the passengers inside the MPV also received cushion pillows and also a front center armrest.

The interior space on the Ertiga is good and it is a flexible seven seater. The second row of seats can slide back and front with ease. The interiors of the Ertiga are derived from the new-gen Swift. The black and beige interiors look premium and the Ertiga’s ZXi+ comes with touchscreen system with reverse parking camera, keyless entry, push start and stop button, bluetooth connection, satellite navigation, USB and even aux.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Gearbox

The petrol engine powering the second generation Maruti Ertiga is the new K15B 1.5-litre petrol engine producing 103 HP at 6000 RPM and 138 Nm of torque at 4800 RPM. Offered with this engine is either a 5-speed MT or a 4-speed AT. The engine is super refined and is quiet for most part but starts getting vocal at high RPMs. Power delivery is smooth and punchy and the redline comes in at around 6000 RPM. The engine feels livelier with the 5-speed MT which offers slick shifts and a light clutch while the 4-speed AT feels sluggish in comparison. However, it does its job fairly well under regular driving, though the shifts aren’t lightning quick. Maruti will launch a CNG variant of the petrol engine next year.

The diesel engine powering the Ertiga is the same 1.3-litre unit that we’ve seen on multiple Maruti cars since many years now. It produces 89 HP at 4000 RPM and 200 Nm at 1750 RPM. This engine is available with only a 5-speed MT but there is a possibility of Maruti launching an AMT version in the future. This engine has a lot of turbo lag but thankfully the mid-range has juicy performance. For a diesel engine, it redlines quite high at close to 5000 RPM. Compared to the older Ertiga, refinement has improved on the new car. check for Maruti Suzuki Ertiga in 

The petrol engine comes with the second generation SHVS tech which does 3 things – regenerative braking, torque assist and auto start-stop. Due to this, the multi-information display on the petrol car is different from the diesel variant. The new SHVS gets 2 batteries – a traditional unit and a Lithium-ion unit. It also boosts fuel efficiency. The diesel engine continues to come with the older version of SHVS. The petrol engine delivers between 13-17 km/l (MT) and 12-15 km/l (AT) while the diesel engine delivers 15-20 km/l depending on driving conditions.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Driving

The Ertiga is an MUV and it still drives and handles like a car. It has a strong mid-range and this MUV does a good job when it comes to handling. The ride of the Ertiga is good and it does a good job even on bad roads. The performance of the Ertiga is good, especially of the petrol engine.The Ertiga comes with front disc brakes and the rear has drum brakes. There is ABS with EBD as a feature that helps to stop with control.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Safety

The 2019 Maruti Ertiga is offered in 10 variants – LXi, VXi, ZXi, ZXi+, LDi, VDi, ZDi, ZDi+, VXi AT and ZXi AT all variants come equipped with dual front airbags and ABS. Also, the automatic variants come with ESP and Hill Start Assist. The new Maruti Ertiga is based on the same HEARTECT platform as the Swift and Dzire and the MPV also consists of 39% tensile steel. Global NCAP tests of the new Ertiga are awaited but we hope it secures a good rating like the Vitara Brezza.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Price in Mumbai

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga On-Road Price in Mumbai ranges from 7,75,852 to 11,47,235 for variants Ertiga LXI and Ertiga Smart Hybrid ZDI Plus respectively. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is available in 12 variants and 7 colours. Below are details of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga variants price in Mumbai. Check for Ertiga price in Mumbai at Carzprice.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Round Up

Maruti has launched another blockbuster and the new Ertiga is going to be a sales success just like the older model. It offers good space and comfort, many features and excellent fuel economy. Maruti’s stellar service network is another big plus point. The new Ertiga is also priced attractively and at this price point, there is no other car that comes close to this.

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