Maruti Suzuki has launched the Ertiga compact MPV in the Indian market today priced at Rs. 5.89 lakhs for the base LXi variant going upto Rs. 8.45 lakhs for the top end ZDi variant (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). The Japanese automaker has offered the Maruti Ertiga in 6 variants, namely LXi, LDi, VXi, VDi, ZXi and ZDi. The Ertiga is available with two engines – a 1.4-litre petrol and a 1.3-litre diesel, both of which offer excellent ARAI certified mileage of 16.02 km/l and 20.77 km/l respectively. Bookings of the Maruti Ertiga are on full swing already and deliveries are expected to start next week. The Ertiga has been branded as a LUV (life utility vehicle), with the tag line being ‘A feeling called LUV’. The vehicle features versatile seating options which are its USP.
The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is based on the Swift platform, even though it resembles the Ritz to a great extent. With the extended wheelbase, the Ertiga weighs just 170 kgs more than the Swift and that is thanks to the high tensile steel in the construction of the car, giving it relatively light weight for a 7-seater vehicle. Maruti Suzuki has tried to offer more features in lower variants, with ABS, beige interiors, keyless entry and integrated audio system standard on the mid level (VXi, VDi) variants.
The Maruti Ertita’s small foot print gives it excellent practicality in the city. Even though the Ertiga is a MPV, it is very easy to drive and park, making the car a good bet for city conditions. The 1.4-litre petrol K-Series motor is all new and produces 94 BHP of power and 130 Nm of torque, while the diesel is the fantastic VGT equipped Multijet unit, giving the Ertiga 88.5 BHP of power and 200 Nm of torque. The Ertiga creates a new segment of its own thanks to the pricing, which was possible due to component sharing with the Swift and heavy localization to the tune of 96%. We can expect fleet operators to easily take to the latest Maruti, accounting for a significant percent of Ertiga sales..
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)
- Ertiga LXi – Rs. 5.89 lakhs
- Ertiga VXi – Rs. 6.60 lakhs
- Ertiga ZXi – Rs. 7.30 lakhs
- Ertiga LDi – Rs. 7.30 lakhs
- Ertiga VDi – Rs. 7.90 lakhs
- Ertiga ZDi – Rs. 8.45 lakhs