Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has finally launched the Ertiga facelift in the price range of Rs 5.99 lakh – Rs. 9.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Offered in four trim levels – L, L (O), V, Z and Z+ – the new Maruti Ertiga receives noticeable cosmetic updates, and additional features. The 1.3-litre DDiS 200 diesel engine-equipped model, additionally, gets Suzuki’s Smart Hybrid (SHVS) technology that we have already seen on the Ciaz hybrid. This technology helps the diesel engine return better mileage than before. Though there is no change made to the petrol engine, the company says that it has refined its 1.4-litre VVT unit to achieve higher fuel efficiency.
While the diesel version is claimed to return fuel efficiency of 24.52kmpl (up by 18 per cent), the petrol variant offers 17.5km/l (up by 9 per cent). While a 5-speed manual gearbox is standard, a 4-speed automatic gearbox is available with the VXi petrol variant. Interestingly, safety features such as dual airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), seatbelt with pre-tensioners and force limiters are offered as optional offering even on the base trim.
2015 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Price
LXi – Rs. 5.99 lakh
LXi (O) – Rs. 6.35 lakh
VXi – Rs. 7.26 lakh
ZXi – Rs. 7.85 lakh
ZXi+ – Rs. 8.42 lakh
VXi AT – Rs. 8.26 lakh
Smart Hybrid Ldi – Rs. 7.55 lakh
Smart Hybrid Ldi (O) – Rs. 7.62 lakh
Smart Hybrid Vdi – Rs. 8.26 lakh
Smart Hybrid Zdi – Rs. 8.82 lakh
Smart Hybrid Zdi+ – Rs. 9.25 lakh
(Prices mentioned above are ex-showroom, Delhi)
Mr. R S Kalsi, Executive Director, Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki said, “With SHVS technology, the Ertiga Diesel is the first Smart Hybrid MPV in India, delivering best in class fuel efficiency of 24.52 km/l. The new Ertiga sports elegant looks and offers rich interiors. Several acclaimed features like SHVS technology and SmartPlay infotainment system are now available on Ertiga, making it a delightful package for customers. ”
The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga facelift will face competition from cars the Toyota Innova, Honda Mobilio, Renault Lodgy and others in the segment. Though the Ertiga is cheaper than all the aforementioned rivals.
Exterior & Interior
Upfront of the new Maruti Ertiga facelift is a bolder triple-slat chrome grille with signature Suzuki badge, revised air dam and lower bumper with chrome accents and chrome bezels fog lamp enclosures. Though, the headlamps and bonnet remain unchanged. Except new 5-spoke 15-inch alloy wheels and electrically foldable ORVM, the side profile also looks more or less similar to the previous model. The 2015 Maruti Ertiga facelift comes with two new colour options – Radiant Beige and Pearl Blue Blaze – along with regular shades – Silky Silver, Superior White, Serene Blue and Graphite Grey.
The 2015 Maruti Ertiga facelift’s cabin gets better quality seats and door trim fabric that make it more upmarket than before. The MPV also features SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system with features like Bluetooth connectivity, TFT touchscreen display, navigation system, voice command and a reverse parking camera with display. Other key features are push-start/stop with smart key, Bluetooth audio and 2nd row accessory socket. As far as safety features are concerned, the base variant of the MPV gets optional dual airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic brake-force distribution. The third seat row with 50:50 split ratio offers more cabin space.
Engine Specs & Transmission
As mentioned earlier, the 2015 Maruti Ertiga facelift is available with two engine options – a 1.4-litre K-series petrol and a 1.3-litre Multijet diesel with SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) micro-hybrid system. While the former produces 90.7bhp (2.9bhp less than the old one) and 130Nm of torque, the latter one delivers 88.7bhp and 200Nm.
The Ertiga diesel variant, on the other hand, comes equipped with the SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) micro-hybrid system with a start/stop system, torque assist and brake energy recuperation. Transmission options on offer are a 5-speed manual transmission (standard) and a 4-speed automatic (only on the VXi petrol variant).
Petrol – 1.4-litre K-Series
Power – 90.7bhp @ 6000rpm
Torque -130Nm @ 4000rpm
Diesel – 1.3-litre Multijet
Power – 88.7bhp @ 4000rpm
Torque – 200Nm @ 1750rpm
5-speed manual (standard)
2015 Maruti Ertiga Facelift Mileage
Petrol Model – 17.5kmpl
Diesel Model – 24.52kmpl
• New triple-slat chrome radiator grille and airdam
• Re-designed fog lights with chrome elements
• New alloy wheels design
• Electrically foldable wing mirrors
• Rear parking sensors
• New exterior paint options