In this story, we break down how the all-new Maruti Ertiga is different with regards to equipment and specifications from the Indonesian-made all-new Suzuki Ertiga, which was shipped to the first export markets on the 22nd of last month. Facebook page Kendara has posted the graphics pointing out the main differences.
The first key disparity is the infotainment system. Maruti Suzuki offers a 7-inch touchscreen unit, while Suzuki has installed a 6.8-inch touchscreen. That’s not all, the bigger unit is more advanced with the inclusion of Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink mainstream smartphone integration technologies. Suzuki's system sourced from JVC also offers smartphone connectivity, though, via WebLink.
The Indian-spec model has a more intuitive instrument panel with a 4.2-inch MID, which is not only bigger but also a colour unit. The speedometer and tachometer of the former include a temperature gauge and a fuel gauge respectively.
The Indian-made model is more comfortable, thanks to the availability of an automatic climate control system and a second-row centre armrest. The images don’t show, but we’d like to point out that the Indonesian model lacks a (sliding) front armrest (with utility box) as well. It doesn’t feature height-adjustable front seatbelts either.
The colour palette usually differs in markets based on customer preferences and factors like how much sunlight the region receives. In Indonesia, customers don’t get a blue paint option unlike in India. Colours in the archipelago include shades of brown and black, both of which are unavailable in the sub-continent.
Lastly, a diesel engine (D13A 1.3-litre unit) and the Smart Hybrid mild-hybrid system are unique to the Maruti Ertiga. Also, a CNG option is reportedly planned for launch in the first half of 2019 as Indian customers are economy seekers.
The all-new Maruti Ertiga is available in ten different configurations, with prices starting at INR 7.44 lakh* and going up to INR 10.90 lakh*.
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