2016 Maruti Ertiga (facelift) photos and details – Report
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Gets a comprehensive upgrade.
The Maruti Ertiga MPV’s first major update is due for launch shortly. Here is the first look into the facelift model along with information on what’s new.
The revision in the exterior styling of the new Ertiga is prominent. It has a new highly-pronounced triple-slat chrome grille that stretches sideways all the way to the headlamps, a new front bumper with smaller air-dam and fresh fog lamp trims, and a refurbished rear bumper with reflectors, while the centre-mounted rear fog lamp has been removed. The wheel caps on the lower variants gets a new design now, and the same goes for the alloy wheels on the top ‘Z’ versions.
The feature list of the Ertiga facelift is updated with a driver-side airbag as standard across all variants, and a new option pack for the low-end ‘L’ variants, which gives it dual front airbags and ABD with EBD.
The mid-level ‘V’ models of the new Ertiga receives remote keyless entry, a new entertainment system with Bluetooth, AUX and USB connectivities, steering mounted audio controls, electric folding and adjustable outside mirrors embedded with turn indicators, reverse parking sensors, and a 12V power socket and AC for the second row occupants.
The high-end ‘Z’ trims of the 2016 Maruti Ertiga is given brand new alloy wheels, a rear wiper and washer with defogger, and a height adjustable driver’s seat.
A range-topping ‘Z+’ variant is added to the new version of the MPV, which features Maruti’s new SmartPlay infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen display, navigation and voice recognition. It also gets keyless entry and go, and push-button for engine start/stop.
The engines are carried over from the outgoing model, which includes the 1.4-litre K14 petrol and the 1.3-litre DDiS diesel units, but are retuned for higher efficiency and mileage. The latter now gets the SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) technology by default, which adds micro-hybrid technology for higher fuel economy and lower emissions.
The SHVS includes an automatic stop-start system, a brake energy recuperation system and an Engine Power Assist system. Further, a gear-shift indicator is added to the multi-information display in the instrument cluster, to prompt a change in gear for lower fuel consumption.
Both engines are mated to a five-speed manual transmission in all variants. The VXi model alone gets an option of a four-speed automatic transmission, making it the only automatic MPV in its segment.
2016 Maruti Ertiga (facelift) – Image Gallery
[Source – Autocar India]