Maruti Ertiga facelift will get SHVS, petrol AT variant – Report

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Changes are identical to the Indonesian-spec 2015 Suzuki Eritga.

Following the unveil of the facelifted Suzuki Ertiga at the GIIAS 2015, its Indian counterpart, the 2016 Maruti Ertiga, is expected to launch on October 10.

2016 Maruti Ertiga (facelift) front three quarter leaked in brochure
The facelift features a new triple-slat chrome grille, re-designed lower bumper with chrome accents for the foglamp enclosures.

Ahead of its launch, several pictures of the upcoming Eritga’s documents have leaked online, confirming a few details. Firstly, the facelift is identical to the Suzuki Ertiga, featuring a new triple-slat chrome grille, re-designed lower bumper with chrome accents for the foglamp enclosures, and a new 5-spoke alloy wheel design.

It also confirms that the diesel variant will be get the SHVS mild hybrid tech, which was first introduced in the Maruti Ciaz. Features include a start/stop system, brake energy recuperation, and torque assist. Fuel mileage will certainly be higher than the regular diesel variant, although there are no exact figure quoted.

2016 Maruti Ertiga (facelift) automatic gearbox leaked in brochure print
The leak also confirms that the diesel variant will be featuring the SHVS mild hybrid tech, which was first introduced in the Maruti Ciaz.

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Also divulged in the leaked brochure is the introduction of a 4-speed automatic transmission in the Maruti Ertiga, which will be available exclusively with the 1.4-liter K14 petrol VXi variant. The same engine in the Indonesian-spec Suzuki Ertiga produces 92 PS power and 130 Nm of peak torque. A 5-speed manual transmission is fitted as standard in all petrol and diesel variants.

Other features that could also be introduced in the Maruti Ertiga include 50:50 split for the third row seats, power-folding ORVMs, and Auto Up power window for the driver.

2015 Suzuki Ertiga (facelift) – Image Gallery

[Source: Carsizzler]

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