Details on Maruti-Suzuki’s second generation
The Ertiga ever since its launch has fit right in with Indian customers. People like the compact dimensions and light-to-drive feature of this people mover. However, with time and as with all cars, the Ertiga too had started looking dated and hence a rejuvenation was but natural. So what’s new you ask? Read on.
The new Ertiga is based on the HEARTEC platform which underpins the new Swift and Baleno as well. This version is longer, wider and taller than the outgoing one. The wheelbase though remains identical at 2,740mm. As far as the design is concerned, the new Ertiga gets a completely redesigned front end complete with projector headlamps and a new front bumper. The rear end too looks different with the new all LED tail lights. When it comes to the features, this version of the Ertiga gets plenty. Like keyless entry, electric ORVMs and reversing sensors are being offered as factory fitment. The interior of the Ertiga has gotten overhauled as well. The dash is new and houses the touchscreen infotainment system seen on the Brezza and Baleno. The same goes for the instrument panel that has been redone too. The emphasis it seems is on attention to detail. So there are more cup holders within the cabin and few of them are cooled as well. The seats are expected to be easier to operate as well.
Moving on to the engines, we expect them to be the same as of now. So a 1.4-litre petrol and the 1.3-litre diesel will continue to serve the Ertiga here in India. However we expect them to be retuned so as to offer even better fuel economy.
As for the most crucial question of when will it be launched in India? We expect Maruti-Suzuki to cash in during the festive season this year for the launch of the new Ertiga.
As Maruti-Suzuki gears up to launch the rejigged Ertiga in India, the company recently showcased the people mover in Indonesia.
Rahul Ghosh give you a heads up on what to expect
BASED ON THE HEARTEC PLATFORM THAT ALSO UNDERPINS THE SWIFT AND BALENO, THE NEW CAR IS
LONGER, WIDER AND TALLER
An obvious change is that of the grille, which is slightly larger and has chrome detailing. The front fascia and the doublebarrel trapezoidal projector headlamps are all-new as well