MPV is a hot sector and investing in it usually profitable. Maruti’s investment, a few years back, turned out to be very profitable for them. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is a MPV/ family car which sold over 2 lakhs of unit and now Maruti has launched its better and refined face – lift to ensure its dominance in the MPV segment. Competition and the launch of face – lifts and new vehicles go hand in hand. The new Ertiga 2016 has a great set of features; let us explore some of them.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga’s VDi variant comes at an asking price of Rs. 8.26 lakhs (ex – showroom price, New Delhi). At this price, the car takes a major to itself from the other MPVs like Honda Mobilio, Renault Lodgy, Tata Sumo Gold, Chevrolet Tavera and Mahindra TUV300.
The new Ertiga features a DDiS 200 type D13A Smart Hybrid system engine with a displacement of 1248 cc. This engine delivers a maximum torque of 90 PS @ 4000 RPM and churns out a peak torque of 200 NM at the rate of 1750 RPM. The engine is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission set which provides decent gearshift with no noticeable turbo lag. With McPherson Strut at the front axle and Torsion beam type at the rear end, Ertiga’s suspensions ensure a nice and comfy cozy ride. The car has a very small turning radius of 5.2 meters which is smaller in comparison to sedans and to some extent premium hatchbacks. So, traffics will not be much of a problem to the passengers of this car. The car has a fuel tank capacity of 45 litres and with the help of the new SHVS incorporated engine the all – new Ertiga is capable of giving out a fuel efficiency of 24.52 KMPL which is better than most of the cars in the segment.
Exteriors & Interiors
The car comes in 6 colors – Serene Blue, Granite Grey, Silky Silver, Superior White, Radiant Beige and Pearl Blue Blaze. The last two are newly added shades. The overall exteriors of the car look great and the new improved aerodynamics takes care of the car’s looks and its accelerating capabilities. This car features chrome highlights ranging from front fog bezels to the front grille. The OVRMs are electrically adjustable and foldable. On top of that, the bumpers and OVRMs are body colored.
The interiors have fabric upholstery with brown and beige interiors. There are some chrome accents inside the car like the inside door handles and parking brake’s tip. The steering wheel is silver garnished. The car has manual air conditioning with 2nd row vents which helps in keeping the car cool. The car is equipped with a 2 DIN MP3 Audio system with Bluetooth connectivity and 4 speakers.
The safety features of this car are pretty basic. It is equipped with 2 front airbags (Driver and Passenger), ABS without EBD and rear parking sensors among Engine Immobilizer and central locking. Apart from this it also has rear parking sensors and that’s all in the safety section. So, a little into this section and we have a killer MPV.