Maruti Suzuki Ertiga — India’s Most Loved MPV Offers Everything You Need & More For #LongWeekendDrives

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is one of India's most-loved MPVs. It was designed to fulfill the needs of the Indian buyer, hence, launched first in the Indian market in the Auto Expo 2012, followed by other countries.

Over the years, riding on the success of compact design, advanced technology like SHVS, Automatic Transmission, comfort and other features, the MPV was given further design updates with a Limited-Edition model in 2017.

Soon after came the next-generation Ertiga in 2018, which turned out to be a game-changer. Combining thoughtful spacious cabin with an aspirational design, the next-gen Ertiga became the perfect package and showed promise to be a stylish 7-seater car that would suit new-age customers' lifestyle.

For the generation who was looking for more space and flexibility but retained the style credential a sedan offers, Ertiga became an instant hit.

This generation wants exciting social experiences. They want to make fun and exciting experiences with their friends and loved ones. Weekends or long weekends are a great escape from the bustling city life. And what best way to plan a trip to nearby holiday spots with the gang.

Enjoying #LongWeekend drives with friends in the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

In the post-COVID world, after the country came out from the lockdown, everyone wanted to head out onto the open road, venturing out on long drives over long weekends. Suggestions, articles, posts for Weekend Getaway trip, top spots for long weekends are nowadays flooding the internet. This frenzy has specially attracted the young urban generation who once every now and then seeks a break to relax from their daily life.

This is where Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has entered as the perfect road-trip companion. The space and utility provided by this MPV make it so perfect. To accommodate five people and their luggage for hundreds of kilometres a day while simultaneously keeping its occupants comfortable is no easy task. But the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga does that with complete ease. The split-folding rear seats enable a greater level of practicality.

Longer trips are more demanding, not only in terms of space and comfort, but also entertainment. What good would be a long journey without some good music. And having different friends with different tastes the experience becomes even more exciting. The Smartplay Studio infotainment in Ertiga takes good care of this. With easy connectivity, everyone can share and play their favourite playlist.

The Android Auto and Apple car play that come in the Smartplay Studio have become a quintessential element for navigation through smartphone for these long trips without stopping your music.

And with the rising fuel prices it's only fair for one to want these long trips not becoming a burden to their pockets. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga interestingly has a solution for this too. It also comes with dual fuel option in some variants. This allows you to fill in CNG and Petrol and this gives the user a greater range. It automatically switches between petrol and CNG on the fly, thereby spending lesser time refueling while on a road trip. The Ertiga is also the only MPV that is available with a factory-fitted CNG kit. Not only does this save money but also makes a conscious effort towards green mobility.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Features, Technology, Style & Other Details

The term Multi-Purpose Vehicle itself sets certain standards in terms of convenience, comfort and utility. And MPVs are judged in terms of how convenient they are for the driver and passengers, not only in long drives over holidays but also during daily city commute.

From third row recliner seats, automatic climate control and air-cooled cup holders, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga doesn't disappoint you when it comes to space or convenience. Adding more to convenience features, the steering mounted audio controls are a boon and prevent any unnecessary distraction while driving.

Smartplay Studio in the Ertiga handles all the infotainment requirements. The touchscreen system allows one to take calls, listen to messages, and also connect to a smartphone via Mirrorlink.

In this ever-advancing world technology cannot be left behind. It surrounds us everywhere, at home, at work, at the malls we visit, in the gyms we go to. Its presence can be easily seen everywhere. And nowadays even automobiles aren't left behind. The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga features the Suzuki Connect advanced telematics solution. This technology enables the user to have vehicle tracking, safety alerts, live vehicle status, driving behaviour analysis, etc.

Driving and vehicle safety go hand in hand. People are more conscious of their safety and do not cut corners when it comes to ticking all the marks for complete safety in their vehicle. And the Ertiga doesn't lack when it comes to safety features as well. The HEARTECT platform that it is based on is designed to enhance safety in case of a crash. It also gets Dual Airbags, ABS with EBD, Hill Hold technology, Electronic Stability Program, etc.

The engine and transmission have also contributed massively to the success story that the Ertiga is. It is powered by the K15B Smart-Hybrid petrol engine. It is a 1.5-litre unit and has a maximum power output of 103bhp and a peak torque output of 138Nm.

Speaking of well-rounded packages, the styling on the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is top-notch too. It is not over the top but is just right. It has the stance of a proper MPV and yet comes with a few design details that make it stand out.

Be it the chrome-studded front grille, the projector headlamps, the unique fog lamp housing, the multi-spoke alloy wheels or the 3D LED tail lamps, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga sure does impress, in the styling department.

When all of this is put together, it is quite obvious that the Ertiga is a brilliant car. It has proven to be India's most-loved MPV and with features and options like these, the Ertiga is bound to retain that position in the hearts of many Indians.

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Article Published On: Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 20:39 [IST]
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