Maruti Ertiga facelift with SHVS mild hybrid to launch on October 15 – Report
Aravind Jayachandran, It goes without saying that I'm a huge petrolhead and can apparently convert all my driving emotions into words you can read.
Changes are identical to the Indonesian-spec model.
The 2016 Maruti Ertiga (facelift) will, reportedly, launch on October 15 in India, featuring an updated exterior, revised engine lineup with SHVS technology, and the inclusion of a 4-speed automatic option.
Previewed by the Suzuki Ertiga in Indonesia, the facelifted Ertiga has 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.
The Eritga diesel variant will be get the SHVS mild hybrid tech, which was first seen in the Maruti Ciaz. As part of the SHVS tech, the Ertiga diesel will get 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 figures available.
The only change in the 1.4-liter K14 petrol variant is the inclusion of a 4-speed automatic option. Otherwise, a 5-speed manual transmission is fitted as standard in all petrol and diesel variants.
Interior updates in the Maruti Ertiga include 50:50 split for the third row seats, power-folding ORVMs, and Auto Up power window for the driver. A variant-wise feature list of the Ertiga facelift can be found here.
2015 Suzuki Ertiga (facelift) – Image Gallery