The Maruti Ertiga’s production takes place at the Gurgaon plant in Haryana. Production will continue here post the full model change. ~100 units are manufactured a day, which converts to monthly production of ~3,000 units. The output should ramp up gradually, though, as Maruti Suzuki will require a stock of at least ~5,000 units a month.
The 2018 Maruti Ertiga will likely measure 4,395 mm in length, 1,735 mm in width and 1,690 mm in height. That’s an improvement of 99 mm, 40 mm and 5 mm respectively. The wheelbase, however, is the same as before - 2,740 mm. The luggage space with the third-row setback raised has also remained unchanged - 153 litres. These specifications are adapted from the Indonesian market where the new Ertiga is already available.
Maruti Suzuki should offer the all-new Ertiga with the dual battery mild-hybrid system from the new Ciaz as standard in both petrol and diesel engine models. The petrol model will employ the all-new K15B 1.5-litre VVT four-cylinder unit that develops 77 kW (104.7 PS) at 6,000 rpm and 138 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm. This engine will send power to the wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic transmission.
The diesel engine model will still use the underwhelming 1.3-litre DDiS 200 four-cylinder unit that produces 66 kW (89.7 PS) at 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm. It will have a 5-speed manual transmission as standard. An all-new in-house developed 1.5-litre diesel engine, which Maruti is taking its time with to get everything right, will replace the old engine in late-2019, as per the report. It will send the drive to wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission.
The 2018 Maruti Ertiga’s prices could start at around INR 7 lakh (ex-showroom).