2018 Maruti Ertiga to be launched on 21 November - Report

13/10/2018 - 13:56 | ,   | Yatharth Chauhan

Just a day after GaadiWaadi reported that Maruti Suzuki will launch the 2018 Ertiga in India on 18 November, a new report from Autocar India says that the launch will take place on 21 November, 2018. The company has extensively tested the second generation model on the roads for nearly a year now.

2018 Maruti Ertiga Image Front Dark Grey Colour
The second generation Maruti Ertiga will be sold through NEXA dealerships.

The 2018 Maruti Ertiga is larger than its predecessor. It is 99 mm longer, 40 mm wider and 5 mm taller. That said, the wheelbase, at 2,740 mm, has remained unchanged. The all-new model is underpinned by the HEARTECT platform, which made its debut in India in the Maruti Baleno and is used for the Swift, Dzire and Ignis. Other than a larger footprint, the all-new version will offer a slew of new features, including keyless entry, push-button start/stop, projector headlamps, LED tail lamps and more.

The 2018 Maruti Ertiga will be the second recipient of the K15B 1.5-litre petrol engine that was introduced in India in the 2018 Maruti Ciaz. The naturally-aspirated four-cylinder motor outputs a maximum power of 77 kW (103.26 hp) and a peak torque of 138 Nm. It will come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission as standard. A 4-speed automatic unit will be optional. The Indonesian-spec Ertiga has a claimed fuel economy of 18.06 km/l with a manual transmission and 16.73 km/l with the automatic unit. The Indian-spec MPV should offer a higher efficiency owing to the usage of the SHVS mild-hybrid system.

Powering the diesel version will be the current version's D13A 1.3-litre turbocharged unit. This motor comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission and produces a maximum power of 88 hp and a peak torque of 200 Nm. The FCA-sourced engine is expected to be replaced by an indigenously developed BSVI-compliant 1.5-litre engine with a 6-speed manual transmission in 2019.

2018 Suzuki Ertiga Sport Concept GIIAS
The all-new Maruti Ertiga will receive a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine at a later date. 2018 Suzuki Ertiga Sport Concept pictured.

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The 2018 Maruti Ertiga is expected to go on sale at a base price of around INR 7 lakh (ex-showroom). In comparison, the most affordable variant of the outgoing model costs INR 6.34 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

[source - autocarindia.com]

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