Maruti Suzuki has finally announced the launch of its most awaited vehicle in the MPV segment. “Ertiga”, a Maruti Suzuki product will now be available for the Indian public. The new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has been introduced in six variants starting from the base Lxi petrol version priced at Rs 5.89 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) to the Rs 8.45 lakh for the fully equipped Diesel version.The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has been coined as a “segment-opening” vehicle which gives tremendous utility value at a never before price. According to Hormazd Sorabjee, editor of Autocar India, “It’s an absolute killer price. It will cause havoc. All cars and MPVs in and around that price segment will feel the heat from the Ertiga”. It has become the most searched passenger vehicle on Google for India. Let us look at some of the salient features which make Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, a really great and affordable MUV in the Indian market.
The new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga will be available in both petrol and diesel models. Both the petrol and diesel variants have been provided with 5-speed gearbox. The petrol variant is fitted with brand-new 1.4 litre VVT petrol engine which is capable of producing a power output of 95PS at 6000 rpm and a torque of 130Nm at 4000rpm. The diesel variant of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has state-of-the-art 1.3 litre diesel engine fitted with turbocharger and gives a power output of 90PS at 4000rpm and a torque of 200Nm at 1750rpm.
The 5+2 seater Ertiga from Maruti Suzuki has been endowed with some really cool comfort features. Its high-end variants get class features like electronic power steering, power windows, a high-end stereo system, steering-mounted audio controls, electronic OVRMs. You also get air conditioning and heating with blowers for the second row of seats as well.
Ertiga has been provided with excellent safety features like ABS, EBD and two front air bags comes as standard for this MUV. It has adjustable second and third row of seats. They can be easily retracted and turned upright when you require. The third row provides you with seat-cum-boot space. It can comfortably seat two full sized adults and when made flat turns into your boot space to provide sufficient room for luggage and storage equipment.
Thus, as we have seen above, the new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has tremendous selling potential. Its affordable pricing, compact design, comprehensive comfort and safety features together with unique seat customization features are just enough and sufficient to give a tough competition to other car manufacturers in and around the segment of MUV. So Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is all set to rock the Indian car market.