The new Maruti Suzuki XL6 is all set to go on sale in India on August 21, 2019, and the car will be positioned as a premium MPV in the company's line-up. The new XL6 is based on the company's popular MPV Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and is based on the same Heartect platform. However, as the name suggests, the new XL6 will be a 6-seater model and it will be retailed in India through Maruti Suzuki's Nexa range of dealerships, positioned above the S-Cross.
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Currently, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is priced between ₹ 7.54 lakh to ₹ 11. 20 lakh, while the S-Cross, which only comes in diesel option, is priced from 8.85 lakh to ₹ 11.48 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). Considering the Maruti Suzuki XL6 is likely to be offered in both petrol and diesel engine options (borrowed from Ertiga), the new premium MPV is expected to be priced around ₹ 8 lakh to 12 lakh (ex-showroom).
In terms of engine specifications, the new Maruti Suzuki XL6 will be powered by the existing, BS6 compliant 1.5-litre K15 petrol engine, recently introduced in the Ertiga, and the new 1.5-litre diesel motor. The petrol engine also comes equipped with the company's SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) mild-hybrid technology. In the Ertiga, the petrol engine is tuned to generate 103 bhp at 6000 rpm and develop a peak torque of 138 Nm at 4,400 rpm, while the 1498 cc, four-cylinder, turbocharged oil burner churns out 94 bhp at 4000 rpm and 225 Nm of peak torque at 1500 - 2500 rpm. Both engines come with a 5-speed manual gearbox, while the petrol version gets an optional 4-speed automatic torque converter.
On the features front, the new Maruti Suzuki XL6 will come with the carmaker's SmartPlay Studio infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The car is likely to get a bunch of safety features like - dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat mounts, rear parking sensors, seatbelt reminder as standard. Optional features will include, rear parking camera, cruise control, height-adjustable driver's seat and more.