To be based on Suzuki’s HEARTECT platform, the new Maruti Ertiga will be lighter, fuel efficient and safer than current car.
Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker has recently launched the new generation Dzire compact sedan, which is based on Suzuki’s new generation platform. The company will also launch the new generation Maruti Swift at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. It is expected that Maruti is also working on the next generation Ertiga MPV, which is likely to be launched in 2018. First launched in 2012, the MPV received first makeover in 2015. The Maruti Ertiga 2018 will also be developed on the Suzuki’s new generation platform, which is lighter and safer.
Codenamed YHA, the next generation Ertiga will continue to offer 7 seats. Thanks to the new HEARTECT platform, the new model will be more spacious and feature loaded. The new model will have family design and styling cues will be shared with the new Dzire. The cabin features and design of the dashboard, instrument console and centre console will also be sourced from the new Swift. The MPV could also get Suzuki’s SmartPlay infotainment system with 7-inch display. Read More – New Maruti Dzire 2017 Price, Specs, Images
Ertiga’s smaller sibling – new Swift is claimed to be 120kgs lighter than the outgoing model. The new platform will help next gen Ertiga to shed significant weight, which would turn into improved driving dynamics and fuel efficiency. The MPV could also get Suzuki’s long-awaited 1.5-litre diesel engine. With higher duties on hybrid cars post GST, the next gen Ertiga would miss out on SHVS technology.
The gasoline version of the new Ertiga could continue to feature the 1.4-litre K14B engine. The company could also use the new 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine from the Baleno or a new 1.5-litre engine, which is also expected to be offered in the Ciaz and S-Cross. Maruti is yet to put the new model on testing purpose, which suggests that the vehicle could be launched next year. Read More – New Maruti Swift To Launch At Auto Expo 2018
Maruti Suzuki is yet to start testing the new generation Ertiga MPV. If reports are to be believed, the new model could be launched in the second half of 2018. MSI may showcase a near-production concept of the MPV at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo.
|Minimum||Rs 7 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 10 lakh|
The current generation Ertiga is available with two engine options – 1.4-litre petrol and 1.3L MJD + SHVS. It is priced in the range of Rs 6.03 lakh – Rs 8.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). With new features and platform, the new Ertiga will be pricier than the outgoing car. We expect the next generation model could be priced between Rs 7 lakh to Rs 10 lakh. You May Also Like – New Maruti S Cross | Maruti Ciaz 2018
|Petrol||1.4L, 1.0L Boosterjet or 1.5-litre|
|Diesel||1.3-litre MJD or Suzuki’s 1.5-litre|
The new generation Ertiga MPV is expected to get new set of petrol and diesel engines. The gasoline version of the outgoing car will be powered by a 1.4-litre unit producing 94bhp and 130Nm of torque, while the oil burner is 1.3L MJD + SHVS unit that is good for 89bhp and 200NM of torque. The next generation model could be powered by Suzuki’s long rumoured 1.5-litre diesel engine, which is also expected to power the next Ciaz and S-Cross crossover. However, nothing concrete on the same has been revealed. Adding to it, the Ertiga MPV could also miss out on SHVS mild-hybrid technology.
The petrol version is likely to get the same 1.4-litre engine, but Maruti could opt for more powerful egines. Instead of the existing engine, the next generation Ertiga could feature Suzuki’s new 1.0-litre Boosterjet petrol engine that also powers the Baleno. This engine is capable of producing 100.5bhp of power and 150Nm of torque. Few media reports suggest that Maruti could also fit the new 1.5-litre petrol engine in the Ertiga. Likely to be offered in soon-to-be-launched S-Cross facelift, this engine is capable of producing over 100bhp of power and 130Nm of torque. Transmission options are likely to include a 5-speed manual and an AMT unit. Read More – Upcoming New Maruti Cars In India
The next generation model will be lighter and more fuel efficient than the current car, thanks to the Suzuki’s new generation platform. The MPV’s petrol version is likely to return around 20kmpl of mileage, while the diesel model could deliver around 25-27kmpl.
New HEARTECT platform
7-inch touchscreen infotainment system
New climate control
Rear AC vents
Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
ABS + EBD
Remote keyless entry
Push start-stop button with smart key
Auto headlamp with follow me home & led me to vehicle functions
The Ertiga MPV is based on the extended version of the outgoing Swift platform. The next generation Ertiga would be based on Suzuki’s new HEARTECT platform of the next generation Swift and Dzire. The next Swift is claimed to be 120kgs lighter than the new model. It is expected that the 2018 Ertiga will be lighter, safer and more fuel efficient than the current model. The vehicle will get the family look, sharing most of the design cues from the new Swift.
The new model is expected to get hexagonal mesh-grille, restyled bumper and newly developed projector headlamps with LED DRLs. Side profile of the car is expected to remain similar to the current, except for the new alloy wheels, ORVMs and door handles. At the back, the MPV is likely to get new wraparound tail-lamps, new spoiler, bumper and shorter windscreen.
The cabin of the new generation Ertiga MPV could receive new design layout, which is more premium and improved quality material. Talking about changes, the new model could feature newly designed dashboard, new three spoike steering wheels with mounted controls, and new door and floor panels. It will also get Suzuki’s new touchscreen infotainment system with 7-inch display, which is supported by Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other features will include new automatic climate control, new HVAC controls with circular vents, rear air-conditioning vents, etc.