The Ertiga came based on the new platform which also underpinned the likes of the new Swift and Dzire. It meant that the new Ertiga is bigger and has more space. Plus crucially it has more features along with a fuel efficient set of engines which made it one of the top selling MPVs. There are trims called as LXI, VXI, ZXI and ZXI PLus. MyNewCar recommends the ZXI manual. In terms of colour options the new Ertiga has Pearl Metallic Oxford Blue, Metallic Magma Grey, Pearl Metallic Auburn Red, Metallic Silky Silver and Pearl Arctic White.
MARUTI-SUZUKI ERTIGA EXTERIOR
The Ertiga in its latest generation is much bigger now and much better looking. It is less bland over the earlier Ertiga and looks handsome. There is a bigger chrome grille at the front while the headlamps are elongated too. The side has more sculpted lines plus the large tail-lamps add presence. The Ertiga also has bigger 15inch wheels this time while we also like the build quality. In terms of dimensions the numbers are 4395 mm in length, 1735 mm in width and 1690 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2740 mm.
MARUTI-SUZUKI ERTIGA INTERIOR
The interior of the Ertiga is a lot more spacious and all rows are quite comfortable. The second row is the most comfortable while you have ac vents for all rows. The design of the interior is premium while you can see the running air vents while a big touchscreen in the middle plus a flat-bottomed steering wheel. It is also practical with reclining seats and many storage places. In terms of features it has many like projector with LEDs, smartphone connectivity, push button start, ac vents for all rows etc.
MARUTI-SUZUKI ERTIGA DRIVING
The Ertiga is now available with a petrol engine only while it has an option of a 4-speed automatic gearbox along with a 5-speed manual. The new platform gives the Ertiga a lot more confidence at highways while in the city the visibility is very good too. The electric assisted power steering is light and easy to use also. The engine is smooth and gives enough performance. The automatic is a bit slow though and also not very efficient. The Ertiga also has the mid-hybrid technology which saves fuel including a start/stop system.
MARUTI-SUZUKI ERTIGA ENGINE
The Ertiga has a 1.5l petrol engine which makes 105 bhp and 138Nm of torque. The fuel economy of the manual Ertiga petrol is 19.34 kpl while the automatic delivers 18.69 kmpl.
MARUTI-SUZUKI ERTIGA SAFETY
The Ertiga gets features like dual airbags, ABS with EBD, seatbelt pretensions, ISOFIX child seat, speed warning, ESP, Hill-Hold.
MARUTI-SUZUKI ERTIGA MAINTENANCE
The first service of the Ertiga is free and that happens post 6 months or 5,000 km. Then on its a yearly service or per 10,000 km. The cost of each service is roughly Rs 2.5,000 plus to near Rs 5,000 plus.
MARUTI-SUZUKI ERTIGA RIVALS
The Ertiga competes with the likes of the Renault Triber, Maruti's own XL6, Toyota Innova Crysta.
MARUTI-SUZUKI ERTIGA VALUE
Prices start at Rs 7.5 lakh and go till Rs 10 lakh for the top-end automatic version. For this price this is best MPV available since it gives comfort plus the practicality that an MPV needs plus being good to drive now. The Ertiga remains the best MPV for the price.