After Suzuki unveiled the facelifted Ertiga MUV in Indonesia at the International Motor Show, Maruti Suzuki is slated to launch the much-awaited MPV in the Indian car market.
We can expect that the new Maruthi Ertiga will launch on November 21, 2018.
The new Ertiga is wider and longer than the outgoing car, comes with the same 2,740mm wheelbase, fresh styling with an angular front design, slimmer headlamps and wide wrap-around tail-lamps with LED elements.
The new Maruti 1.5-litre petrol engine – which made its debut on the facelifted Ciaz – will do duty on the new Ertiga. This motor churns out 104hp and is likely to come with a 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmission options. Maruti is likely to continue with the 89hp, 1.3-litre diesel engine from the outgoing car.
Features include tilt steering, touchscreen infotainment, dual-airbags on all variants, ISOFIX seats, ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution and .Stability Control However, only the ESP GX variant, which we are guessing is the top-spec variant for the Indonesian market, will be getting stability control.
On the inside, the new Ertiga shares many parts from current-gen Maruti like the Swift and the Dzire, which is why the cabin looks very familiar.
The model sits on Maruti's lightweight Heartect platform and is expected to be lighter and stiffer than the outgoing model. The model is already on sale in Indonesia.