2018 Maruti Ertiga spotted again in the city

21/10/2017 - 13:38 | ,  ,   | Dhruv Saxena

The next-gen Maruti Ertiga test mule whose images surfaced earlier this week has been spotted yet again. The spy picture was captured by a Team-BHP user in Gurgaon, Haryana, close to MSIL's manufacturing facility.

2018 Maruti Ertiga spotted in the city
According to the Team-BHP user who uploaded the spy picture, the camouflaged unit of the 2018 Maruti Ertiga was undergoing testing with six occupants.

The latest 2018 Maruti Ertiga spy picture does not reveal anything new, however. The test mule wears very heavy camouflage showing only the silhouette of the MPV. It has a longer rear overhang and a larger rear quarter glass area hinting at increased space in the rear. An increase in overall length is a possibility since the current Ertiga is already 4,296 mm long and not bound by the 4 m length restrictions.

Based on previous spy shots, we also know that the next gen Maruti Ertiga will get a narrower set of headlamps and multi-spoke alloy wheels. The rear windshield is more raked than the current car. The MPV will be based on the HEARTECT platform. It also underpins the upcoming 2018 Maruti Swift as well models currently on sale including the new Dzire, Baleno, and the Ignis.

Suzuki's new 1.5 L diesel that has been developed in-house to replace the 1.3 L diesel sourced from Fiat could power the new Ertiga. The inclusion of petrol and diesel AMT variant could also be on the cards. The current 1.4 L K14B petrol engine may be carried over.

Suzuki Ertiga Dreza front fascia at 2016 BIMS
Indonesia may get the next gen Suzuki Ertiga before India as demand for MPVs is higher in the Indonesian market.

The 2018 Suzuki Ertiga's arrival in Indonesia is confirmed for the first half of 2018 as reported last month. India is likely to get the next gen Ertiga in mid-2018.

[source - Team BHP]

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