The Maruti XL6 has been launched in India at Rs. 9.79 lakhs (ex-showroom).
Maruti XL6 vs Ertiga
Maruti Suzuki has launched its new MPV, the XL6 in India at a starting price of Rs. 9.79 lakhs (ex-showroom). The Ertiga-based MPV follows a 6-seat configuration with 2 captain seats and gets a single BS6-compliant 1.5-litre petrol engine with mild-hybrid technology. The XL6 is sold via the brand’s Nexa dealerships while the Ertiga is available via the Arena.
We have analysed and compared the two extensively to give an insight into how these products are different from each other.
While the Ertiga has a subtle and neutral design which attracts the majority of people, the XL6 is a bit spiced up. The black body cladding, chunkier bumpers, faux skid plates, aggressive front styling, blackened out alloy wheels along with roof rails make the car look fresh and sportier than its sibling. The LED headlamps + DRLs and the new chrome grille complement the look as well.
Even with some shared body panels with the Ertiga, the XL6 stands apart and has a massive road presence. The XL6 is longer, wider and taller than the Ertiga but both have the same wheelbase and ground clearance. The colour palette of both MPVs is mostly the same. The XL6 gets additional options such as Nexa Blue and Brave Khaki while Ertiga gets an Auburn Red option which is not available on the XL6.
The major difference is in the seating layout and the cabin colour scheme. While the Ertiga comes with a beige interior, the new MPV gets an all-black theme. Similarly, while the former gets a bench in the middle row, the XL6 gets 2 comfortable and plush captain seats as the second row, giving it a 6-seat configuration.
The Maruti XL6 gets cruise control whereas the Ertiga does not. Both get a 7-inch touchscreen (new SmartPlay Studio on the XL6) with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, steering mounted audio controls, automatic climate control and electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs.
Safety equipment on both MPVs comprises of dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat mounts, rear parking sensors and camera, and ESP with hill start assist (only AT). The XL6 is offered in only 2 variants – Alpha and Zeta while the Ertiga gets a lot of variants for both petrol and diesel engines.
The Maruti XL6 only gets a BS6 1.5-litre mild-hybrid petrol engine producing 103 HP and 138 Nm, paired with a 5-speed MT and a 4-speed automatic transmission. The top-spec Ertiga is not available with the automatic option whereas both variants of the XL6 get the same.
On the other hand, the Maruti Ertiga is offered with a petrol as well as a diesel engine. The fuel efficiency is identical for both i.e. 19.01 km/l for the manual and 17.99 km/l for the automatic variants (petrol). The Ertiga now comes with a company-fitted CNG kit option which is not offered on the XL6.
Maruti XL6 Price
– Zeta MT: Rs. 9.79 lakhs
– Alpha MT: Rs. 10.36 lakhs
– Zeta AT: Rs. 10.89 lakhs
– Alpha AT: Rs. 11.46 lakhs
Maruti Ertiga Petrol Price
– LXi: Rs. 7.55 lakhs
– VXi: Rs. 8.27 lakhs
– VXi AT: Rs. 9.29 lakhs
– ZXi: Rs. 9.10 lakhs
– ZXi AT: Rs. 10.06 lakhs
– ZXi+: Rs. 9.61 lakhs
(all prices, ex-showroom)