Maruti Suzuki rolls out its second generation Ertiga. Maruti Suzuki is giving a major renovation to many of its models from the past few years. One such step is its NEXA project under which Baleno, S-cross and Ciaz were labeled. Now, Suzuki is in its second design project namely ARENA. Under this label, the all-new Ertiga is the first car to come out. Suzuki is vigorously advertising its ARENA channel along with the launch of its Ertiga.
Surprisingly, first generation Maruti Suzuki Ertiga could hold steady sales with nearly 3500 units a month despite tough competition from Toyota, Renault, and Honda. Launched in 2012, this model took many to surprise with its specifcations and price tag. Now, the new Generation Ertiga is coming is additonal design quotient also filling the gap that lacked in the previous one.
The first thing one could notice on the first site is its new face with the new body design. On the side, one will notice the increase in dimensions and expectations about an increase in space. One thing that was negative for first gen Ertiga was its boot space. The car comes with an aim to bring the car near to large family segments rather than taxi needs.
The all new Ertiga is longer, wider and higher than the older one. Suzuki uses a new design language making the car more muscular. The all new Ertiga is 130mm longer, 40mm wide and little high by 5mm. It is built on Heart architecture that is similar to the swift, ignis and all new wagon-R. Ertiga is very strong despite being very light in weight. With nearly 20kg being curb down, the car has an increase in track by 30mm.
The front face looks very impressive with wide chrome finish grille and wraps around headlight units with projector units. The air intake opening is given bold black touchup wrapped around the fog lamps. The straight running roofline there is window space even at for the third row. There are small wheel arches for 15-inch alloy wheels elevating the bold shoulder line that slopes upwards. At the back, The taillights are very unique similar to Volvo ones. There are bold with creative designs dominating the rear. Overall there are many tweaks to the model keeping up the DNA.
The dashboard is well equipped with a wide touchscreen for infotainment. The A/C vents run continuously over the dashboard between two different materials. There is a perfect of wooden finish and beige colored plastics creating a nice environment. The eating is very comfortable with ample legroom even in the third row. The eye-catching point is the boot space which is very useful.
There are totally 9 variants in this model ranging from LDI to ZDI+. Sources say that LDI will be stopped because of the speculation of rolling out Ertiga GT model. There are petrol and diesel. The petrol engine is a 1.4L K-series mill producing 105Ps of maximum power and a peak torque of 130Nm. It comes either a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox or a 4-speed automatic transmission gearbox. On the other hand, the diesel variant comes equipped with the 1.3L DDiS200 engine that churns out 91Ps of maximum power and a peak torque of 200Nm and comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The petrol gives 19.34kpl for the 5-speed MT and 18.69kpl for the 4-speed AT respectively. The diesel one gives around
Maruti feels that it meets all the Indian Safety norms and offers dual airbags, ABS with EBD and ISOFIX mounts as standard across the range. ESP and hill-hold assist feature only in the petrol automatic variant as the safety front.
There are more things what a Suzuki can give but the performance also matters. Though the early reviews reveal that the diesel engine is noisy, the suspension system attracts for off-road drives. The engine is more refined and well performing with its signature turbocharger. After all, Suzuki is value for money and the all-new Ertiga is set to uplift it. With the current trends, the car bagged up the top position in the MPV segment.