Maruti Suzuki is all set to launch the new Ertiga MPV in India. The 2018 Maruti Ertiga comes with a lot of new features and updates compared to the previous model. Bookings were already started a week before for an amount of Rs 11,000.
The latest iteration of the seven-seater Maruti Ertiga gets an entirely new look, with a more prominent bumper design, embossing grille and LED DRLs. The 2018 Ertiga also rides on a set of new 16-inch alloy wheels. Check out our first look review of the new Ertiga, to know more.
The new Maruti Ertiga is based on Suzuki's HEARTECT platform; the same one deriving the new Maruti Swift. The platform has made the 2018 Ertiga lighter yet being much larger than before. In fact, the Maruti MPV is 4,395mm long, 1,735mm wide and 1,690mm high. The wheelbase is the same at 2,740mm, while the ground clearance has reduced to 180mm.
The interiors get a total refresh with a dual-tone theme with faux wood inserts. The new touchscreen infotainment supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and the rear passengers get roof-mounted AC vents.
The 2018 Maruti Ertiga gets two engine choices: 1.5-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel. The mild-hybrid petrol engine (the same as on the new Maruti Ciaz) makes 103bhp and 138Nm of torque. This will be mated to a five-speed manual or an automatic transmission.
The 1.3-litre diesel engine makes 89bhp and 200Nm of torque, and is mated to a five-speed manual. A diesel AMT might come in the future if demand persists.
The 2018 Maruti Ertiga is available in ten variants (four petrol; four diesel; two petrol-auto). Once launched, the new Maruti Ertiga will be a cheaper alternative to the Mahindra Marazzo and Toyota Innova Crysta.
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A Few Things Of The New Maruti Ertiga
The new Ertiga is currently one of the most awaited launches from Maruti Suzuki, since the MPV was teased and showcased multiple times in global markets.
The New HEARTECT Platform
The latest platform from Suzuki is aimed to make cars lighter, without compromising too much on structural strength. Expect a better performance from the new Ertiga.
Perhaps, the design of the Ertiga is the most important change from the previous model.
The new Maruti Ertiga comes with an elegant dashboard design with beige and faux trim inserts.
The new Maruti Ertiga has a 6.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system which supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; an important addition when compared to the previous model.
Still The Favourite Seven-Seater
The Maruti Eritga became instantly popular because of being a small seven-seater. The new Ertiga is larger and fit seven passengers with relative ease.
The Event Has Started
Kenichi Ayukawa, MD & CEO of Maruti Suzuki India, addresses the gathering.
The new Maruti Ertiga was teased once again at the venue. It does look good in this red paint scheme.
The New Ertiga In Detail
R S Kalsi, Senior Executive Director, Marketing And Sales shares all the important details of the new Ertiga.
Lots Of Practicality
The middle-row seats can be adjusted to add more comfort and convenience.
An Attention-Grabber Among MPVs
The design of the new Maruti Ertiga definitely looks charming for an MPV. What do you think?
The New Petrol Engine
The K15 mild-hybrid petrol engine was first available in the new Maruti Ciaz and it is a good performer. It makes a good 103bhp and 138Nm of torque.
The Design Is Nothing Short Of Bold
The design of the new Maruti Ertiga has made it look bigger and more ready-to-perform on the MPV market.
More On What's New!
C V Raman, Senior Executive Director Engineering, explains how the new Maruti Ertiga is different from the rest.
The Three Things Which Define The New Ertiga
"Aspiraional Design, Enhanced Comfort and Superior Performance" are the three things which form the base of the 2018 Maruti Ertiga.
More Room For Everyone
As mentioned before, the new Maruti Eritga is larger than before and this indirectly translates to better headroom and legroom.
The Audience Awaits
The officials are still sharing some key details of the new Ertiga while the audience is waiting for the MPV to make an appearance.
The Interiors In Detail
What do you think of the "plush & expansive interiors" of the new Eritga? It looks elegant, but some might prefer black interiors more.
The Modern Instrument Console
The instrument console on the new Maruti Ertiga comes with a lot of cool features and functions. Check out the torque and power meters as an example.
Chrome And Leather Details
The interiors of the new Maruti Ertiga has a mix of chrome and leather to make it a premium choice.
The Seats In Detail
The new Maruti Ertiga comes with reclining middle-row seats.
Can Store A Lot Too
The boot space of the new Maruti Ertiga, with all the seats upright, is a good 209 litres.
And Here It Is!
The new Maruti Ertiga has arrived at the venue.
The New Maruti Ertiga Has Been Launched
Prices start at Rs 7.44 lakh and go all the way up to Rs 10.90 lakh, ex-showroom (Delhi).
Here Is The Pricing In Detail
Check out the prices of all the Maruti Ertiga variants on offer. Do note that the prices are introductory.
Our Detailed Launch Article Is Up!
To get the full details of the new Ertiga (plus a lot more), head to www.drivespark.com; where we have already published the launch article.