BS6 Maruti Ertiga Diesel Variant Spotted On Test
The MPV is powered by the BS6-compliant version of the 1.5-litre diesel that used to power it before new emissions norms kicked in.
A Maruti Suzuki Ertiga MPV powered by a BS6 diesel engine has been spotted testing on Indian roads, again. A video of the same has been uploaded on YouTube.
The model that was spotted was the Tour M variant, indicating that the commercial segment will be the first to receive the BS6 Ertiga diesel.
Seen tesing inside the city and on the freeway, the development mule was undisguised. However, it did have the glue residue on the front fenders, where the DDiS badges would normally sit (someone made a poor job of removing the badges), that can be seen as clear as day.
We have also reported about the BS6 Maruti Ertiga diesel spotted testing way back in February this year and you can read about it here.
Under the bonnet, powering the popular MPV, is the firm’s 1.5-litre 4-cylinder diesel motor, now in BS6-compliant form.
In BS4 guise, the motor put out 94 BHP and 225 Nm and it came mated to a 6-speed gearbox. We can expect similar power and torque outputs from the engine even in its BS6 form.
Before the BS6 norms were effected, the engine and was offered on the Ciaz and the Ertiga. But since Maruti has taken so long to tune the engine, that might change.
We can expect the motor, when it returns to the market, to power a range of Maruti cars, including the XL6, S-Cross, Vitara Brezza and quite possibly the Baleno.
Maruti Suzuki’s models that are rebadged and sold by Toyota will most likely get this engine as well. Expect the BS6 Ertiga diesel launch to take place by next year.
Source – 91Wheels.com