The next big launch from the Maruti Suzuki is certainly the all-new Ertiga MPV that will go on sale on November 21. The second-generation model has already made its debut in Indonesia, and is a big departure from the outgoing version. The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is bigger and roomier than its predecessor, and will also sport a bigger petrol engine and new features as well. Bookings are officially open for the model and while we have already told you a fair bit about the new MPV, here's what you can expect from the new 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga.
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Design and Styling
Apart from a revised set of features and equipment, the India-bound model will be widely similar to the Indonesia-spec model, especially in terms of appearance. The new Ertiga is based on the same Heartect platform that underpins the likes of the new Swift and Dzire, so expect the MPV to shed a considerable amount of weight and at the same time comes with a stronger and rigid body. The new Ertiga is also expected to be longer at 4395 mm, wider at 1735 mm, and taller at 1,690 mm. The wheelbase remains unchanged at 2,740 mm while the ground clearance has been reduced to 180 mm.
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Visually too the new Ertiga has received a major overhaul and we couldn't help but notice a number resemblance to the Toyota Innova Crysta. Up front, the Ertiga will come with a larger chrome grille with chrome detailing, new projector headlamps, new bumpers, new foglamps, and black C-shaped cladding. The new Ertiga looks much nicer with the new waistline going upwards along with subtle character lines. The MPV comes with a pair of new electrically operable ORVMs with integrated turn signal lights, nicer-looking alloy wheels, and chrome handles. The biggest visual change, however, is the new rear section that comes with all-new Volvo-like LED taillamps design, high-mounted LED stop lamp, a new, sculpted tailgate and a new rear bumper.
Interior and Features
Like the exterior, the cabin is also expected to see some considerable updates and based on some of the recent spy shots and it will remain pretty much similar to the Indonesian version. For instance, the MPV will come with two-tone beige and brown interior with an all-new dashboard featuring a touchscreen infotainment system, wide air-con vents on both side, and a flat-bottom steering wheel with controls for audio and telephony. The dashboard is also set to come with the faux wooden inserts and a new twin-pot instrument cluster with a MID unit and fabric upholstery. The top-spec model is expected to get features like - Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, automatic climate control, reverse camera with parking sensors, keyless entry, start-stop button, multiple USB charging ports, ISOFIX child seat mounts, and multiple storage compartments among others. Like most Maruti products, the new Ertiga will also get dual airbags and ABS with EBD as standard. The automatic trim will come with ESP and Hill Hold function as well.
Engine and Transmission
The new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is expected to get a new 1.5-litre petrol engine with SHVS mild hybrid technology, a replacement to the existing 1.4-litre petrol engine, and will come with an output of around 103 bhp. The diesel version, however, will continue to get the tried and tested 1.3-litre DDIS engine paired with the SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle from Suzuki) tech as well, and tuned for 89 bhp and 200 Nm of torque. Transmission will include a 5-speed manual for both engines, while the petrol is likely to get an automatic as an option.