Maruti Suzuki India has removed the Ertiga diesel (BS4) from its official website. The company has no plan to update its in-house developed 1.5L DDiS diesel motor to meet the BS6 emission norms that will be implemented from 1st April, 2020. The oil burner is capable to deliver a peak power of 95PS against 225Nm of torque. The Maruti Ertiga diesel was offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
If reports are to be believed, the Indo-Japanese carmaker might introduce the Maruti Ertiga diesel with Fiat’s BS6-complaint 1.6L DDiS engine. In its BS4 form, the motor pushes out a maximum power of 120PS and 320Nm of torque. Since Fiat’s 1.6L diesel engine has lost of imported components, it would be tough for the carmaker achieve a competitive pricing.
At present, the Maruti Ertiga comes with the BS6-compliant 1.5L petrol engine that’s good enough for 105PS and 138Nm. The MPV is also available with CNG kit that promises a peak power of 105PS and 138Nm of torque. The petrol model can be had either with a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed torque converter gearbox.
The Ertiga petrol is also available with Suzuki’s SHVS mild hybrid system. It works on the principle of regenerative braking and converts kinetic energy into electric energy to store in the battery. The system also includes an integrated starter generator and idle start/stop function.
At present, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga comes in the price range of Rs 7.59 lakh – Rs 10.13 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
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