New Maruti Ertiga 2018
Maruti Suzuki launched Ertiga in April 2012 & it quickly became one of the most popular cars in the Multi-Purpose Vehicles (MPV) segment in India. Cars like Honda BR-V, Toyota Innova Crysta and the recently launched Mahindra Marazzo populate this segment. Now comes the New Ertiga 2018.
The vehicle still sells 4000+ units per month on an average and has sold over 4.18 lac units till now. However, it was high time for an upgrade seeing that the competition has its sights set for the top. And that’s what Maruti Suzuki is giving us with The New Next Gen Ertiga 2018 launched in October.
They unveiled the New Ertiga 2018 in Indonesia earlier and launched it in select ASEAN markets. This led to car experts testing the car out before it hits Indian streets.
So, let’s take a look at what this machine has to offer.
The NEXT-Gen Ertiga 2018 -Engine, Interiors, Exteriors, Safety features:
New Ertiga 2018 is Bigger and It Looks Better …The NEXT-Gen Ertiga is longer, wider, taller and offers more space and comfort with aspirational styling. It promises to be a stylish 7-seater car that will suit new-age customers’ lifestyle. The New Ertiga is 100mm longer and 40mm wider than the previous model. The wheelbase of 2,740mm remains the same. They have increased the boot space by 18-litres.
This model poses a more muscular & upright look with the bonnet sitting higher similar to an SUV. They conceptualized it on Suzuki’s acclaimed 5th Generation Heartect platform which employs high tensile steel on all the right parts to enhance overall safety. Thus it ensures maximum rigidity, effective crash absorption, and NVH performance. It also gives a bigger cabin with more legroom for the second & third seating rows than the older version. This is the same platform that the Swift, Dzire and Baleno cars are based on.
Let’s Talk About the Engine of New Ertiga 2018…
The NEXT-Gen Ertiga will be available in K15B Smart Hybrid Petrol with a1.5-litre, four-cylinder Engine that is 88cc larger than the outgoing model. It generates a maximum power of 105bhp @ 6000 rpm with a Torque of 138nm @ 4400 rpm. They engineered the all-new K15 Petrol Engine of new Ertiga to deliver remarkable performance while ensuring a pleasurable driving experience for all.
This engine will come with a 6-speed Manual transmission as well as a 4-speed Automatic transmission for effortless driving in city traffic.
The DDiS 200 Smart Hybrid Diesel engine is a 1.3-litre diesel, a four-cylinder engine which has been developed in-house by Maruti Suzuki. This engine will deliver a maximum power of 90bhp @ 4000 rpm with a Torque of 200nm @ 1750 rpm as compared to the 88.5bhp delivered by the earlier version.
The new engine will come with a 5-speed Manual transmission.
The Exteriors of New Ertiga 2018…
The most striking difference in The New Ertiga 2018 compared to the previous version are