– 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.
First launched in 2012, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has been one of the best-selling MPVs currently on sale in our market. In order to further improve sales, Maruti is planning to introduce the new-generation Ertiga with comprehensive aesthetic and mechanical updates. Already unveiled at the 2018 Indonesian International Motor Show (IIMS), the new Maruti Ertiga 2018 (new Suzuki Ertiga) will be launched in the Indian car market before Diwali. It is based on Suzuki’s new-generation HEARTECT platform that also underpins the Swift and Dzire. This new platform is claimed to make the new Ertiga a more frugal and safer machine.
Not just platform, the new Maruti Ertiga 2018 gets all-new design and better equipped cabin. The MPV looks more mature and premium than the existing one. The MPV carries forward the same boxy profile, though it gets modern design elements. Talking about design highlights, the new Ertiga gets newly designed front hexagonal chrome grille, projector headlamps, LED rear combination lamps with light guides, fog lamps, smart entry, rear parking sensors, etc. The MPV rides on newly designed 15-inch alloy wheels. The cabin of the MPV is shared with the Dzire, but it comes with subtle design upgrades in the form of new floating 6.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and air-con vents. Read – Maruti Suzuki Cars At Auto Expo 2018
The new-generation Maruti Ertiga will be powered by a newly developed K15B 1.5-litre VVT four-cylinder petrol engine. Set to replace the current 1.4-litre engine, the new 1.5L engine churns out 104bhp of power and 138Nm of torque. Besides this new petrol engine, the Maruti Ertiga 2018 is likely to receive the in-house developed 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine. Adding to it, the MPV will come with a newly developed 6-speed manual gearbox. Besides, the MPV could also get AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) unit. Maruti Suzuki is also working on the crossover version of the Ertiga, which will be launched on a later stage.
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
Unveiled at the 2018 Indonesian International Motor Show, the new 2018 Maruti Ertiga will go on sale during the festive season. Though the exact launch date is yet to be announced, media reports claim that the launch could take place 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 all-new design, a more feature-loaded cabin and bigger proportions. Adding to it, the new model will receive new 1.5-litre petrol & diesel engines instead of the current 1.4-litre and 1.3-litre engines. 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
|Specifications||New Maruti Ertiga 2018|
|Petrol Engine||1.5-litre VVT|
|Transmission||6-speed MT & AMT/CVT|
|Gearbox||5-speed MT & AMT|
Media reports claim that Maruti Suzuki will drop the tried and tested 1.3-litre Multijet diesel engine 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 engine will also power the upcoming Ciaz facelift, which is also expected to be launched in the second half of 2018. 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.
Instead of 1.4-litre K-Series engine, the next-generation Ertiga will be powered by a newly developed K15B 1.5-litre petrol engine. This 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 an all-new 6-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
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
– 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
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.