The new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is officially launched in India, and the 2018 model is priced from Rs. 7.44 lakhs. The new Ertiga will be available in both Petrol and Diesel options and the Petrol variant will have two options – Manual and Automatic transmission. The Diesel one on the other side will come with the standard 5-speed manual option.
The new 2018 Ertiga is a seven seat MPV (Multi-purpose vehicle) and it comes with a new design language, making it a better looking one when compared to the previous model. It now has LED headlamps with daytime running lights, and a differently designed set of LED tail lamps. There are 15-inch alloy wheels only on the top-end model while the others have got 15-inch steel wheels with and without the wheelcaps for the VXI and LXI trims respectively.
The size has got bigger in the new gen. Ertiga and the top variant is coming with the touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The new model is also going to have roof-mounted AC vents for the third row, and the interiors got better with the wooden inserts on the dashboard and steering wheel. The boot capacity of 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is 209 litres and if the third row is folded, the total boot capacity becomes 809 litres.
The Diesel engine is the same one that was present on the previous generation Ertiga, with a 1.3-litre DDIS 200 engine makes 89 bhp of peak power and 200 Nm of peak torque. On the other side, the Petrol engine that was powering the Ciaz is the one that enters the petrol variant, with a 1.5-litre K15 motor that makes 103 bhp of peak power and 138 Nm of peak torque. There’s SHVS mild hybrid systems on both the variants.
The mileage is 19.34 kmpl on the petrol manual and 18.69 kmpl on the petrol automatic, and on the diesel is 25.47 kmpl. Soon, there will also be a CNG option available but for now, it is not available.
The petrol options range from ₹ 7.44-9.50 lakh while the petrol automatic ones are ₹ 9.18-9.95 lakh, and the diesel Ertiga ranges from ₹ 8.84-10.90 lakh (mentioned prices are Delhi ex-showroom prices).