It seems that the new-generation Maruti Suzuki Ertiga will hit showrooms sooner than expected. According to a latest report, the Indo-Japanese carmaker might launch the MPV in August, 2018. However, there is no official word on the same. The second-generation Maruti Ertiga, which is currently in its final testing phase, will witness a cosmetic makeover inside and out.
Major change will be made to its underpinning. Ditching the existing platform, the new Ertiga will sit on Suzuki’s new HEARTECT architecture. This change will make the vehicle lighter, safer and more fuel efficient than before. The MPV will also grow in size. The new-gen model will be slightly wider and longer than the current one. Read – Maruti Suzuki To Launch 12 New Cars In India
The key design updates will include new front grille, revised bumpers, projector headlamps with LED DRLs, wider air dam, new fog lamp assembly, larger alloy wheels, a new spoiler, new wraparound tail lamps and shorter windscreen. The new model will also have a more generous cabin space to offer – thanks to its bigger dimensions.
Maruti will surely improve the comfort and convenience quotient of the car. It might get Suzuki’s new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system supporting Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Features such as new dashboard, new automatic climate control and three-spoke steering wheel could also be on offer. The dual airbags and ABS with EBD could be made standard on the carline. Read – Maruti WagonR Is All Set For A Generation Change
Mechanically, the MPV is likely to remain unchanged. The existing 1.4-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel with SHVS powertrains will stay under the hood. Rumour has it that Maruti might offer the new 1.5-litre diesel engine on the vehicle at a later stage. The same unit will also be used for the new Ciaz facelift, which is due for mid 2018. Transmission options on the new Ertiga will include a 5-speed manual and an AMT unit.
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