Maruti retails the second generation Dzire as Tour S for the taxi market and fleet operators. The company could repeat the strategy with the Maruti Ertiga once the second generation model arrives later this year. IAB's rendering imagines what the Maruti Ertiga Tour may look like.
As is the norm with stripped out, taxi-spec models, the Ertiga Tour too is devoid of chrome bits on the grille and front bumper. It misses out on foglamps as well. The door handles and ORVMs are finished in black and the MPV rides on steel wheels with no covers.
On the inside, expect only basic features like a manual air con with heater and front power windows. There will be no audio unit or steering mounted controls on offer. Base variant misses out on second air conditioning vents as well.
Expect Maruti to offer diesel and petrol+CNG variants of the Ertiga Tour. Although the second generation model will employ a new 1.5 L petrol engine, expect the current 1.4 L petrol to continue powering the taxi-spec Maruti Ertiga Tour.
The launch of the 2018 Maruti Ertiga will reportedly take place in August. Unveiled last month in Indonesia, the new model is more spacious than the current one and gains new features as well. Aside from the aforementioned new petrol engine, the current 1.3 L DDiS200 diesel could be replaced a new 1.5 L unit developed by Suzuki. Expect a sub- INR7 lakh price for the Petrol+CNG variants and around INR 8 lakhs for the diesel.