Maruti Suzuki is gearing up for the launch of the new 2019 Ertiga 6-seater Cross model in India. The new model is scheduled to be launched on August 21, 2019. It will be a more luxurious version of the regular Ertiga, which is available through ARENA dealership network. The 6-seater Ertiga Cross will be sold through NEXA premium dealership network. Ahead of launch, the Suzuki Ertiga 6 seater concept made its debut at the Indonesia Motor Show.
The Maruti Ertiga Cross will be a more expensive and feature-loaded model. It will be a premium variant of the Ertiga. The 6-seater model will receive several design changes on the outside and inside. The new model is based on the Suzuki’s HEARTECT platform that also underpins the regular 7-seater MPV.
Likely to get a new nameplate, the Ertiga 6-seater will retain the overall profile of the MPV. However, Maruti Suzuki will make certain changes to keep things fresh in the market. It will receive new bumper in front, black cladding all around the car, flared wheel arches, larger air-inlet, new fog lamp housings along with bigger prominent grille and new projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights. The concept images reveal that the Ertiga 6-seater sits lower than the regular model. However, the production car is expected to come with a raised ground clearance. It will also receive newly developed and larger alloy wheels. Also See – Maruti Ertiga based electric MPV in the works
The new Maruti Ertiga 6-seater cabin is finished in beige scheme. It gets the same front seats as the regular model. Big change will be made to the second row, which will come with foldable middle portion. The foldable middle portion will work as a armrest. This suggests that the second row can be used as a bench seat or as captain seat. 3rd row seats are similar to that of the current Ertiga.
The new Maruti Ertiga 6-seater is expected to be powered by a BS6 compliant 1.5-litre K15B petrol engine. This engine produces 104bhp of power and 138Nm of torque. It is highly unlikely to receive the diesel powertrain as Maruti Suzuki announces to cease diesel production from April 2020.