Ertiga is the offering from Maruti in the MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) segment. Maruti had launched the Ertiga Facelift and it had brought several changes for the vehicle.
Major Highlights in the Ertiga Facelift are:
- Smart Hybrid Technology (2nd Maruti vehicle to get SHVS after Ciaz)
- 4-speed Automatic transmission for Petrol
- Improved Fuel efficiency (18% increase for Diesel & 9% increase for Petrol)
|Old Ertiga (for reference)|
We will now see in detail what are all the changes made by Maruti for this Ertiga Facelift.
Exteriors of Ertiga had some cosmetic changes which include
- New Chrome grille at the front
- New front and rear bumpers
- Fog lamps with chrome bezels
- New Alloy wheels
- Tail door chrome garnish
Interiors and features:
Interiors of Ertiga facelift got some mild tweaks in the form of feature additions and some cosmetic changes
- New fabric for seat and door trim
- 50:50 split for 3rd row seat
- Smart key with push button start
- New SmartPlay Infotainment system
- New Bluetooth Audio
- Electric Foldable ORVMs
- Rear power outlet
|Smartplay Infotainment system|
Maruti has also provided Ertiga with improved safety features
- ABS with EBD
- Dual airbags from base variant as optional
- Front seat belt pre-tensioner and force limiter
- Seat belt remainder
- Reverse Parking sensors
- Reverse Parking camera
Engines and Transmission:
Ertiga continues to come in 1.4L petrol and 1.3L diesel options. However 1.4L petrol now offers more mileage and Diesel engine is equipped with Hybrid technology.
The 1.4L petrol engine offers fuel efficiency of 17.5 kmpl which is 9% improvement from previous mileage. Company mentioned that this FE improvement is achieved through reduction in friction levels in engine, improving compression ratio which leads to better combustion. This time Maruti also offers 4-speed Automatic transmission for Petrol engine along with 5-speed Manual.
|4AT in 1.2L petrol|
The diesel engine of Ertiga is now equipped with Smart hybrid vehicle technology which now delivers FE of bout 24.52 kmpl which is 18% higher than previous diesel making it the most fuel efficient in the segment. SHVS will come along with features like idle Start Stop, Torque Assist, Brake energy recuperation and Gear shift indicator.
Variants and Prices:
*Note – All prices are Ex-showroom Delhi
Radiant Biege and pearl blue blaze are the new colours added for Ertiga.
Maruti always hit at the sweet spot while launching facelifts like improving FE, giving attractive features and of course with improved looks. We expect Ertiga will have a good advantage in gaining sales volumes with this facelift update.