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The XL6 gets the usual safety features

Safety – The XL6 gets the basics like ABS, dual airbags, child seat anchorages and ESP with hill-hold for the automatic variant. Maruti says that the front meets Pedestrian Protection Compliance and the car has been tested to meet the upcoming norms. We think this was a good opportunity for Maruti to add side and curtain airbags, at least as an option.

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The XL6 is nothing more than a premium Ertiga

Verdict – Although Maruti is positioning the XL6 as a premium MPV, there is nothing significantly different compared to the Ertiga and mechanically they are identical. Maruti could have justified the premium tag by offering 6 airbags, wireless charging, auto-dimming rearview mirror and a sunroof. However, the XL6 is worth considering if you are looking for better aesthetics and comfort in an MPV package and are willing to shell out the extra lakh. That said, you have to give it to Maruti for inducing some appeal in the plain jane MPV segment without compromising on the practicality.

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The XL6 is targeted more towards private customers

What’s Cool

* Tough and premium look
* Feature-loaded interior with great space
* Refined petrol engine with linear performance
* Good ride quality and handling

What’s Not So Cool

* Styling at certain places looks overdone
* More airbags and equipment would have been welcome
* No diesel engine

Alternatives:Maruti Ertiga, Mahindra Marazzo, Renault Lodgy, Honda BR-V

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Maruti isn’t offering a diesel engine with the XL6

Maruti XL6 Specifications

* Engine: 1462cc, 4-Cyl, Petrol
* Power: 103 HP @ 6000 RPM
* Torque: 138 Nm @ 4400 RPM
* Transmission: 5-Speed MT | 4-Speed AT
* Fuel Consumption: 10-12 km/l | 8-10 km/l
* Fuel Type: Petrol
* Tyre Size: 185/65/15 (Front & Rear)
* Suspension: McPherson Strut (Front), Torsion Beam (Rear)
* Brakes: Disc (Front), Drum (Rear)
* Safety: 2 Airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP

Maruti XL6 Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 4445 mm X 1775 mm X 1700 mm
* Wheelbase: 2740 mm
* Ground Clearance: 180 mm
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 45-litres
* Kerb Weight: 1180 kgs

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Would you pay the premium over the Ertiga to get the XL6?

Further Reading

2019 Maruti Ertiga Video Review
2019 Maruti Ertiga Review

Testers’ Note:

“The Maruti XL6 does come across as aesthetically pleasing, an area where the Ertiga lacks but India’s largest car maker could have taken this opportunity to go the premium route by offering a whole lot more in terms of features, thereby justifying the price. For an MPV, a diesel is highly awaited.” Faisal Khan, Editor-in-Chief, MotorBeam.

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