Maruti Ertiga facelift spotted again, could get AMT – Spied

Posted on: Dec 22, 2014 - 11:28am IST

Launch expected in mid 2015.

A Maruti Ertiga test mule was caught earlier this month, strengthening the fact that Maruti Suzuki is readying a facelifted version of the MPV for the Indian market. The vehicle is likely to get a few mechanical changes as well, including possibly an automated gearbox. Another picture of the test vehicle shows the front end concealed by a black masking tape, indicating that the bumper and grille will receive a redesign.

2015 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga facelift spied front three quarter
The Ertiga facelift is likely to get an automatic gearbox (AMT).

Other changes expected on the outside include new alloy wheel designs, minor tweaks to the rear bumper, and inclusion of new paint schemes. The Ertiga facelift is expected to receive an updated interior, in order to get similar features as the new Maruti Swift including keyless entry and start, a Bluetooth-enabled audio system, electrically foldable rear view mirrors, etc., on the top-end variant.

And also like the Swift, the engines are expected to be optimized for better efficiency than the current version. The current 1.4-litre K-series petrol engine delivers 16.02 km/l, and the 1.3-litre diesel 20.77 km/l. A 10 per cent increase in efficiency like in the case of the new Swift can be expected.

While Suzuki offers a 4-speed automatic gearbox for the Ertiga in markets abroad, the Indian market could get an automated manual transmission for the vehicle, points out the earlier report.

Suzuki Ertiga Sporty launched Indonesia front press
The 2015 Ertiga facelift is expected to feature a revised bumper and grille design. Picture of the Ertiga Sporty (Thailand) used for representational purposes only.

Also read: Maruti YBA sub-4 meter compact SUV spied 

The facelift should arrive by the middle of 2015, as a part of the eight launches Maruti has lined up for next year.

Competitors: Mahindra Xylo, Honda Mobilio, Chevrolet Enjoy
Expected Price: INR 6-10 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Launch date: Mid-2015

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6 thoughts on “Maruti Ertiga facelift spotted again, could get AMT – Spied

  1. Alok says:

    Earlier it was mentioned launch expected this fiscal ie before 31 march. And now u r saying mid 2015? whats the mystery.

    Reply
    1. Hello Alok, the launch timeframes always vary, what we hear now is that the car will come out around mid-2015.

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      1. Alok says:

        Got it.
        Does amt will be in cng? whether any car with at or amt can be fitted with cng??

      2. Hello Alok, there are very little chances of the CNG coming with AMT, if launched, it will be first with a petrol engine.

  2. S Jos says:

    Will it get 60:40 split for the third row seat.. waiting for that ?

    Reply
    1. Hello! We will find this out in the future.

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