Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Finally Maruti has come up with a car that is jack of all trades. Very rightly calling it as LUV (Life Utility Vehicle) Maruti has managed to pack this car with good price and styling. This offering from Maruti Suzuki is a threat to not only a couple of cars but to a couple of segments. It is priced very closely to the hatchback segment and is also dangerously close to the MUV segment. It is a complete package of power, space, utility, performance, looks and sharp pricing.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

I am sure the sales of Mahindra Xylo are going to be affected by the launch of Ertiga. Ertiga comes with better engine, better handling and very sharp prices. The other car that’s going to be affected is the Innova which is till date the undisputed king of this segment. I will not say that Ertiga is as spacious as Innova and Xylo but it does has enough space to accommodate almost as many people as these MUVs can. It has a gem of an engine which is definitely better than Xylo and is as good as the engine of the Innova.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

It has three rows and can accommodate 7 people comfortably though the last row is a little cramped but is good enough for children. If the last row is folded you will get large boot space. Though Maruti Suzuki is not pitching Ertiga directly against Xylo and Innova but it inevitably is going to compete with these due to the amount of space it has, its torque and powerful engine and the sharp prices. Ertiga is a Marutis first offering in the premium Utility segment.
Ertiga is based on Maruti Swift platform and is available in both petrol and diesel variants. Ertiga petrol variant is powered by an all new 1.4 litre 1372cc K series (K14B) petrol engine that churns out a good 95 Ps of peak power at 6000 rpm and a torque of 130 Nm at 4000 rpm. The K series engines of Suzuki are known to be extremely fuel efficient and Maruti claims a mileage of 16.02 km per litre in their petrol variant.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

The diesel variant sports the 1.3 L 1196cc DDiS Super Turbo diesel engine that does duty in their SX4 sedan. This engine produces a peak power of 90 Ps at 4000 rpm and a massive torque of 200 Nm at 1750 rpm. This is an extremely fuel efficient engine and Maruti Suzuki claims a mileage of 20.77 kmpl.
While I was driving Ertiga (I got to drive the diesel variant) it impressed me the moment I turned the ignition on. The engine response powerful and zippy and you can feel very little noise inside the cabin. The engine obeys your command and the handling compliments it to make the driving this car a pleasure. Cabin is nicely done with good quality fit and finish. The plastic and upholstery quality is very good.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

This is a front wheel driven car and comes with a five speed manual transmission system and ABS as standard in all variants. The top end variant comes with two airbags, twin AC, 3 spoke tilt-power steering with mounted controls, USB Compatible audio system, multi information display, keyless entry, and many more features to make your drive a comfortable one. I especially find the seats very comfortable with good shoulder and leg support. This is going to be another hot selling product from Maruti and already the delivery for this LUV is around 2-3 months that shows the tremendous response it has got from the buyers.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Technical Specifications

ERTIGA PETROL VARIANT

Engine and Transmission:

Engine Displacement:        1373 CC
No Of Cylinders:        4
No Of Gears:              5 Speed
Peak Power (PS):        95 PS
Torque (NM):            130 Nm
Transmission:            Manual
Kerb Weight:            1760 Kgs
Drive Type            FWD

Fuel Economy

Overall (KPL):            16.02(Claimed)
Brakes and Tyres
Brakes Front:            Disc
Brakes Rear:            Drum
Tyre Size:            185/ R65 17
Wheel Size:            17

Suspension

Suspension Front:        Independent Mcpherson Struts
Suspension Rear:        Torsion Beam
Fuel Capacity (Litres):        45
Seating Capacity:        7

ERTIGA DIESEL VARIANT

Engine and Transmission:

Engine Displacement:        1248 CC
No Of Cylinders:        4
No Of Gears:            5 Speed
Power (PS):            90 PS
Torque (NM):            200 Nm
Transmission:            Manual
Kerb Weight:            1845 Kgs
Drive Type:            FWD

Fuel Economy:

Overall (KPL):            20.77(Claimed)
Brakes and Tyres
Brakes Front:            Disc
Brakes Rear:            Drum
Tyre Size:            185/ R65 17
Wheel Size:            17

Suspension

Suspension Front:        Independent Mcpherson Struts
Suspension Rear:        Torsion Beam
Fuel Capacity (Litres):        45
Seating Capacity:        7

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