Maruti Suzuki will be unveiling the production version of the Ertiga MPV at the 2012 Auto Expo. The car has been spotted multiple times under test and now Vaibhav ShouryaVeer Gupta has snapped the car in Gurgaon, near the Maruti Suzuki factory. The pictures reveal the high influence the car has to the Ritz from the outside, while the interiors seem largely influence from the Swift. There is no doubt that Maruti Suzuki will be sharing the parts bin with its other products to price the Ertiga competitively. Speaking of which, the Maruti Ertiga MPV is expected to be priced between Rs. 7-9 lakhs.
The Maruti Ertiga will see the debut of a new K14 engine, which produces 95 BHP of power and 13 Kgm of torque. Naturally the Fiat Multijet motor will find its way into the Ertiga, which produces 89 BHP of power and 200 Nm of torque. Measuring a lenght of 4265mm, the Ertiga will not benefit from small car excise duties but will offer decent seating in the three rows of seats. Its main competitor will be the Mahindra Xylo and Toyota Innova. Expect this Maruti to be as popular as the Swift and will help the Japanese automaker in penetrating a higher segment, something which the SX4 has not been able to do till now.
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