YouTube user Ujjwal Saxena has shared live images of the 2018 Maruti Ertiga LXi with IAB, to show how the MPV's most basic equipment line looks like in person. Below is the image gallery of this entry-level offering.
Last week, the same YouTube user had posted a walkaround video of the VDi grade.
The uploader refers to the V trim level of the 2018 Maruti Ertiga as the 'Value for Money' variant. This is due to the fact that the mid-tier trim offers a number of convenience and comfort enhancing features available on the Z-trim while retailing at a significantly lower price point. The VXi and the VDi models of the new-gen MPV are on sale for INR 8.16 lakh and INR 9.56 lakh, respectively. In comparison, the Z-level variants cost INR 8.99 lakh and INR 10.39 lakh for the petrol and diesel models.
The exterior highlights of the V variant of the 2018 Maruti Ertiga include halogen projector headlamps, chrome garnish on the front grille, 15-inch steel rims with wheel covers, body-coloured door-handles, turn indicators on ORVMs, and L-shaped LED taillamps. Other highlights of the equipment list include:
- Electric-folding ORVMs
- Multi-function steering wheel
- Manual AC controls
- Remote key
- SHVS mild-hybrid technology
- 2-DIN audio system with four speakers
- Touchpad controls for volume and FM channel toggle
- USB and AUX-in controls
- Cooled cup holders
- Brown plastic trim
- Rear roof-mounted AC vents
- Adjustable headrests
- Day/night inside rear-view mirror
In addition to the above, the Z-level trim offers:
- Automatic climate control
- Front centre armrest with storage
- Push button engine start/stop
- Passive keyless entry
- Front seatbelt height adjust
- Front fog lamps
- 15-inch alloy wheels
- Rear defogger, wash and wiper
- Two tweeters
- Chrome trim on boot
The 2018 Maruti Ertiga was launched on 21 November and is on sale in a price bracket of INR 7.44 lakh to INR 10.90 lakh. The new model is available in two engine options - 1.5-litre K15B 105 PS/138 Nm and 1.3-litre D13A 90 PS/200 Nm. The second-generation of the Swift-based MPV is 99 mm longer, 40 mm wider, and 5 mm taller than its predecessor, while its wheelbase, at 2,740 mm, remains unchanged.