2022 BS6 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Diesel Mileage Revealed?
2022 Upcoming BS6 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Diesel Mileage Revealed Ahead of Launch?
It is no secret that Maruti is working on getting diesel cars back to its portfolio and one of the first cars to get it would be the Ertiga and the XL6. The Ciaz and S-Cross would also get it later along with the Brezza. Maruti is indeed losing out on sales with no diesel in the portfolio but soon will have a diesel engine. The engine in question would be a 1.5l diesel tuned to meet BS6 norms. This is the diesel engine developed by Maruti itself and would be a SmartHybrid. In the Ertiga website, Maruti has written mileage figures of 24.20km/l for the 1.5l MT and more for the hybrid. While at the moment, you cannot buy any Maruti diesel hence these figures mentioned are either the old ones or BS6 ones mentioned by mistake or earlier. Maruti will re-launch diesel cars by beginning of 2022 with the Ertiga, Ciaz and S-Cross getting these engines. Unlike BS4 era, no Swift diesel or any other diesel with the small cars would be expected with even the Dzire not getting one. The 1.5l diesel would only be for the bigger Maruti cars in the NEXA/Arena range. While diesel car sales have slowed down, there is still demand for it and in-fact more than 50 percent of the Creta SUVs sold are diesel. Hence, Maruti is clearing missing a chunk of sales and that is why it wants back in the diesel segment. Expect prices to rise from the BS4 time but the mileage figures would be expected to be the same. We will know more next year when Maruti finally brings back diesel cars. Currently car-makers like Maruti, VW, Skoda, Renault and Volkswagen have stopped diesel cars in India.
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