– In India, the new-generation Maruti Ertiga is likely to go on sale in August, 2018
– To be based on Suzuki’s new HEARTECT platform, the new Ertiga comes with spacious cabin.
Based on Suzuki's HEARTECT platform, the new Maruti Ertiga 2018 is equipped with a 104bhp, 1.5-litre VVT petrol engine.
First launched in April 2012, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is all set to receive a generation change with comprehensive aesthetic and mechanical updates in India. The new Maruti Ertiga 2018 (2018 Suzuki Ertiga) has made its global debut at the 2018 Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS). Bookings for the car have already commenced in South Asian markets. For Indian market, media reports claim that the MPV will be launched by August 2018. The new generation Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is based on the Suzuki’s new-generation HEARTECT platform that also underpins the new Swift and Dzire. The new architecture is claimed to make the new Ertiga a more frugal and safer machine.
Design and styling of the new Maruti Ertiga 2018 is more mature and premium than the existing one. Overall profile of the car remains boxy, though it looks more evolved with modern tech features. Some of the design highlights include new front hexagonal chrome grille, projector headlamps, LED rear combination lamps with light guides, new alloy wheels, fog lamps, smart entry, rear parking sensors, etc. The cabin of the car seems inspired from the Dzire compact sedan, though with subtle changes like floating 6.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and new air-con vents. Read – Maruti Suzuki Cars At Auto Expo 2018
The Indonesian-spec new Ertiga is powered by the K15B 1.5-litre VVT four-cylinder petrol engine that is capable of producing 140bhp and 138Nm. This engine will replace the 1.4-litre, 4-cylinder engine. Besides this new petrol engine, the India-spec model is expected to feature the in-house developed 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine. While the conventional 5-speed manual gearbox will be standard, Maruti will also offer an Automated Manual Transmission (AMT). The company is also working on the crossover version of the Ertiga, which will be launched on a later stage. The Indonesian model is available with 4-speed automatic gearbox.
The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has always been favoured for its practicality, spacious cabin and efficient engine setup. Thanks to the new HEARTECT platform, the new model comes with bigger cabin for more legroom and shoulder space for rear occupants. Maruti had launched the updated Ertiga MPV with cosmetic changes and a SHVS hybrid diesel engine in 2015. Aiming to maintain its top position in the Utility Vehicle (UV) segment, the Indo-Japanese automaker is giving a generation change to the Ertiga in the country. Read – Maruti Grand Vitara SUV India Launch On The Cards
– New HEARTECT platform
– 6.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
– New climate control
– Rear AC vents
– Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
– Dual Airbags
– ABS + EBD
– Remote keyless entry
– Push start-stop button with smart key Read – Maruti Swift Hybrid Might Come To India
– Auto headlamp with follow me home & led me to vehicle functions
Prior to its India launch, the 2018 Maruti Ertiga (Suzuki Ertiga) has made its first public appearance at the IIMS in Jakarta, Indonesia. Official launch date and details of the MPV’s new-gen model are yet to be announced by the Indo-Japanese carmaker. If media reports are to be believed, the all-new model of the MPV will go on sale in August, 2018. Read: New Maruti Dzire 2017 – All You Need To Know
|Minimum||Rs 7 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 10 lakh|
The new-generation Maruti Ertiga comes with an all-new design, a more feature-loaded cabin and bigger proportions. Furthermore, the India-spec model will receive a new 1.5-litre diesel and 1.5-litre petrol engines replacing the existing 1.3-litre MJD and 1.4-litre K-Series engines respectively. Ditching the previous platform, the MPV sits on the new HEARTECT platform will further enhance its performance and fuel efficiency. This makes the vehicle lighter, stiffer and safer than the current generation.
All these attributes will certainly make the 2018 Maruti Ertiga slightly more expensive than existing model. The new Maruti Ertiga 2018 price in India is likely to start from Rs 7 lakh for the entry-level variant, and go up to Rs 10 lakh for the range-topping model (ex-showroom). Currently, the Ertiga MPV carline is available with two powertrains and four trims priced in the range of Rs 6.24 lakh – Rs 10.59 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Read About – Maruti Future S SUV Concept | Mruti e-Survivor SUV Concpet | Maruti Ciaz 2018
Maruti Suzuki’s new-generation models are based on the new HEARTECT platform, which is claimed to be lighter, stiffer and safer than the company’s existing architecture. Moreover, it improves the fuel efficiency and safety quotient of the vehicles. The 2018 Maruti Ertiga is the brand’s fifth product to use this HEARTECT platform. This platform also underpins the new Dzire, Swift, Baleno and Ignis. Visually, the new generation Ertiga looks more evolved and premium than the outgoing car. Majority of the design changes offered on the front profile of the car. It is equipped with a newly designed hexagonal grille with chrome treatment, more sculpted bonnet, projector headlamps bigger bumper with wider air-dam and new fog lamp assembly.
The MPV continues with the boxy profile, which means the side profile does not receive many changes. However, it comes fitted with new alloy wheels, new outside rear view mirrors and door handles to give it a refreshing feel. Moving to the back, the 2018 Maruti Ertiga sports new wraparound tail-lamps, revised bumper, new spoiler and shorter windscreen and new tail-gate. The MPV rides on newly designed 15-inch alloy wheels shod with 185/65 R15 tyres. The area behind the C-Pillar has been stretched, which makes it look bigger than the current model. The new-generation model will be wider and taller than the old one offering a more generous cabin space and extra shoulder space for rear occupants. Check Out – Upcoming New Maruti Cars In India
The new Maruti Ertiga 2018 is 99mm longer, 40mm wider and 5mm taller than the outgoing model. It now measures 4,395mm in length, 1,735mm in width and 1,690mm in height. The bike comes with the same 2,740mm wheelbase. The boot space has been increased by 18-litres to 153-litres with all three rows in position. The MPV rides on the same 15-inch wheels shod with 185/65R15 tyres.
Significant changes continue inside the cabin as well. The 2018 Maruti Ertiga MPV is a more feature-loaded and practical machine than the existing one. It also come with a host of new comfort and connectivity features. Like the platform, the new Ertiga shares the cabin with new Swift hatchback. However, there are subtle changes to keep things refreshing. It sports slightly different designed gear lever and switchgears. Additionally, the aircon control and centrally mounted aircon vents are all-new in terms of styling. The MPV also get a new design layout with improved material quality.
Features such as a newly designed dashboard, new three spoke steering wheels with mounted controls and new door and floor panels will further enhance its premium feel and appeal. While the entry-level variants will come with basic music system unit, the top-end models will get Suzuki’s new SmartPlay infotainment system with a 6.8-inch floating touchscreen display with large black bezels. This system is compatible to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. However, it will be reserved only for high-spec trims. This list of features will also include new automatic climate control, new HVAC controls with circular vents, rear air-conditioning vents, etc. Read – New Maruti Swift To Launch At Auto Expo 2018
|Petrol||Suzuki’s 1.5-litre VVT|
|Diesel||1.3-litre MJD or Suzuki’s 1.5-litre|
Speculations are on rife that Maruti Suzuki will drop the tried and tested 1.3-litre Multijet unit with Suzuki’s Smart Hybrid Vehicle System. The Fiat-sourced oil burner will be replaced by Suzuki’s ingenuously developed 1.5-litre, four-cylinder engine. This powertrain will debut on the Ciaz facelift that will see a release in coming months. While the existing 1.3L motor churns out a peak power of 88.5bhp and 200Nm of torque, the new 1.5L unit will be more powerful delivering power worth 100bhp.
The new generation Ertiga also gets a new K15B 1.5-litre petrol engine instead of 1.4-litre K-Series engine. The new engine is capable of producing 108bhp of maximum power and 138Nm of torque. The current model is equipped with a 1.4-litre, four-cylinder K-series engine that generates a maximum power output of 94bhp and 130Nm of torque. Transmission choices will include a 5-speed manual and an AMT (Automated Manual Transmission). Read – Maruti Wagon R Is All Set For A Generation Change
As mentioned in the beginning, the new Maruti Ertiga 2018 is lighter and more fuel efficient than the current car – thanks to its new Suzuki’s HEARTECT platform. The MPV is equipped with a new 1.5-litre VVT petrol engine, while the diesel model is expected to receive a new 1.5-litre diesel engine. The manual petrol is claimed to deliver 18.06kmpl, while the automatic model delivers 16.73kmpl. On the other hand, the diesel model could deliver close to 25kmpl. Read – New-gen Maruti Alto In The Works
Dimensions of the 2018 Maruti Ertiga is bigger than the old model. Designed on the HEARTECT platform, the new-gen model offers more cabin space to offer. This will also address the third row legroom issue of the old model. Featuring 7-seats layout, the MPV will offer enough legroom for the front and second row passengers. The flat seat and a near-flat floor body will comfort the centre passenger. Features such as 2 DIN MP3 audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, second row seat armrest, touchscreen audio with navigation, second row AC, and steering mounted audio and calling control will add more to its comfort and convenience levels. Read – Maruti Ertiga Based Crossover Under Development
Ertiga is one of the well-packaged cars in its segment. With 7-seats layout, the car offers enough space for first and second row seats passengers. The bigger proportions will create more legroom for the third row occupants, which is slightly congested in the predecessor. The boot space could also be increased. There will also be multiple storage compartments.
Aiming to improve safety quotient of the MPV, Maruti to offer dual airbags and ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake-force distribution) as standard on the carline. Currently, these features are available only on the top-end model of the car. It will continue to feature rear parking sensor and camera, seat belt reminder with buzzer and height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioner and force limiter. Suzuki’s new Heartect platform will also make the new model stiffer and safer than the current one. Check Out – New Maruti Swift Explained in Picture Gallery
The Ertiga is one of the top-selling utility vehicles from the Indo-Japanese carmaker in India. The MPV’s new model will surely be a lot better product than the current generation. It will carry an all-new design with bigger proportions. Interior is likely to be more spacious and feature-loaded than the existing one. Material quality, fit and finish could also be improved. Sharing its platform with the Baleno, the 2018 Maruti Ertiga is lighter, safer and more fuel efficient than the current model. With all these attributes, the new Ertiga will surely appeal buyers looking for a spacious and efficient family car.
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The next-generation Maruti Ertiga is based on Suzuki's new HEARTECT platform that makes it lighter, safer and more fuel efficient than the current model. Besides this, the MPV also see significant design and feature upgrades along with a new diesel engine.