The Maruti Ertiga facelift gets a heavily revised front fascia and a host of new equipment inside the familiar cabin, in addition to improved fuel efficiency figures.
All set to keep the sales figures high for the next couple of years, Maruti Suzuki has officially launched the 2015 Ertiga facelift in the country with prices starting at Rs. 5.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). Arrived in 2012, the Ertiga was quick to become a segment favourite. With this mid-life cycle update, Maruti has added a plethora of new features on the MPV in addition to introducing its new SHVS hybrid system on the diesel motor that debuted on the Ciaz. Here is everything you need to know about the 2015 Ertiga facelift.
Design – Maruti has made a major revision to the styling of the Ertiga while the overall silhouette is retained from the outgoing model. The front fascia is chrome induced with the wide three-slat grille while the bumper gets revised with more prominent fog lamp enclosures that get chrome brows. The side profile remains the same, but the rear gets a chunky chrome bar with the ‘Ertiga’ moniker embossed surrounded by reflectors stuck on the tailgate. The rear bumper has been slightly tweaked with a black underbody while the centre reflector is omitted for a clean appearance. The Ertiga facelift gets two new colours – Radiant Beige and Pearl Blue Blaze.
Interiors – The overall layout has been retained inside the Ertiga facelift’s cabin but gets finished in a new tone of beige and gets updated with a new head unit for the audio system. You also get 50:50 split seats in the second row in addition to the third to maximise cargo space. The seats have been upholstered in new fabric.
New features on the 2015 Maruti Ertiga facelift include start/stop, SmartPlay infotainment system, touch screen with navigation, 50:50 split third row seat, rear accessory socket and front passenger side door handle and a reverse parking camera (all available on the Z+ trim). The other variants come with electrically adjustable ORVMs, Bluetooth enabled audio system with USB and AUX connectivity, keyless entry and reverse parking sensors.
Engines – Power on the Maruti Ertiga facelift comes from the same petrol engine while the diesel is updated with the new SHVS hybrid system for enhanced fuel efficiency. Engine options include –
* 1.4-litre 4-cylinder K-Series VVT petrol producing 95 PS at 6000 RPM and 130 Nm of torque at 4000 RPM, paired to a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic unit (only on VXi trim).
* 1.3-litre 4-cylinder diesel SHVS producing 90 PS at 4000 RPM and 200 Nm of torque at 1750 RPM, paired to a 5-speed manual transmission.
Safety – Maruti Suzuki is now providing the ABS and dual airbags as standard on all variants of the Ertiga facelift save for the base LXi and LDi trims (optional on base trims). There are new LXi (O) and LDi (O) trims added to the lineup with all the safety tech. The higher trims also feature EBD and Brake Assist while a seatbelt reminder buzzer is a part of the updates.
Fuel Efficiency – With the SHVS hybrid tech equipped on the diesel, the MPV returns an ARAI certified –
* Petrol – 17.50 km/l
* Diesel – 24.52 km/l
The Ertiga has always been a consistent seller and the new features will definitely help Maruti Suzuki retail the MPV better, especially during the festive season. The marginal revision has kept prices competitive on most variants of the 7-seater and the extensive tech also makes it much better decorated than competition with the Honda Mobilio and Toyota Innova feeling inadequately equipped now. Deliveries for the new Ertiga will start immediately.
2015 Maruti Ertiga Facelift Petrol Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi) –
* Ertiga 1.4 LXi MT – Rs. 5,99,907/-
* Ertiga 1.4 LXi (O) MT – Rs. 6,35,339/-
* Ertiga 1.4 VXi MT – Rs. 7,26,257/-
* Ertiga 1.4 VXi AT – Rs. 8,26,257/-
* Ertiga 1.4 ZXi MT – Rs. 7,85,561/-
* Ertiga 1.4 ZXi+ MT – Rs. 8,42,572/-
2015 Maruti Ertiga Facelift Diesel Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi) –
* Ertiga 1.4 LDi MT – Rs. 7,55,826/-
* Ertiga 1.4 LDi (O) MT – Rs. 7,62,778/-
* Ertiga 1.4 VDi MT – Rs. 8,26,300/-
* Ertiga 1.4 ZDi MT – Rs. 8,82,540/-
* Ertiga 1.4 ZDi+ MT – Rs. 9,25,358/-