More spy pictures of the 2018 Maruti Ertiga slated to launch next year have surfaced online. The new set of images has been shared by Motoroids. However, a heavy camouflage means that they do not anything new.
The test mule bears the same temporary registration plates as the one spotted on multiple occasions last month. However, this one rides on a darker set of alloys as compared to the earlier spy pictures. The next gen Ertiga appears to have a much longer rear overhang than the model it will replace. The MPV is not bound by the 4 m length restrictions, so MSIL has the freedom to increase its length to help enhance second and third-row space and cargo volume.
Suzuki will utilize their HEARTECT platform for the new Ertiga. It also underpins the new Swift, Dzire, Baleno and the Ignis and should lead to considerable weight savings. The company's new 1.5 L diesel that has been developed in-house to replace the Fiat-sourced 1.3 L Multijet diesel will power the 2018 Maruti Ertiga. However, it may become available only at a later stage and not at the time of launch.
Indonesia, which is a big market for MPVs, will get the new gen Ertiga in the first half of 2018 according to a report. While one report points to an August 2018 arrival of the new Maruti Ertiga, another one claims that the launch will take place sooner. An Auto Expo debut on February 9-10, 2o18 could also be on the cards.
At the last edition of the Auto Expo in February 2016, MSIL used the first day to debut the Vitara Brezza, which is a part of the Maruti Suzuki Arena lineup. On the second media day, the company showcased new Nexa products. This time around, while the first day (February 9) will almost certainly be reserved for the new gen Maruti Swift, the new Ertiga, which is reported to move to Nexa outlets with the arrival of the new generation model, could be unveiled on February 10.
[source - Motoroids]