Using details revealed by spy shots, IAB's master designer Shoeb Kalania has come up with a rendering to showcase how the Maruti Ertiga Cross may look like.
Maruti Suzuki launched the all-new Ertiga last year in November and the MPV certainly did well in the market as it is currently the best selling vehicle in its segment. Now, to build upon its success it will be introducing a more premium and rugged variant of the Ertiga in the form of Ertiga Cross.
The Ertiga Cross will be a more premium product and will have noticeable design differences. The crossover variant will feature an upright nose, a bigger front grille and uniquely designed headlights with integrated LED daytime running lamps. The front grille will be decorated with a chunky chrome bar running horizontally bridging between the headlights. It will feature a completely new front bumper with chrome treatment in the form of two narrow chrome slats stretching across the lower grille and larger air intakes.
The side profile looks muscular thanks to machine-finished alloy wheels, sharp and edgy shoulder line, roof rails, higher ground clearance and generous use of black-plastic cladding on the wheel arches and body base-line. At the rear, it will feature newly designed tail light and rear bumper. On the inside, expect it to feature an all-black cabin similar to the one seen on the Ertiga Black Edition.
Currently, the Ertiga is available with two engines. One is the BS-IV K15 SMART HYBRID petrol engine delivering 77 kW (104.6 PS) at 6,000 rpm and 138 Nm at 4,400 rpm. It comes mated to a 5-speed MT or a 4-speed AT. This setup is rated to deliver 19.34 km/l (MT)/18.69 km/l (AT). The Ertiga Cross is expected to receive the same engine but in its upgraded, BS-VI avatar. There is also a DDiS 225 1.5-litre diesel engine of offer currently, but it will be phased out by March 2020, and it may not be offered in the Ertiga Cross.
The Maruti Ertiga Cross, being costlier and premium, could be sold through the NEXA showrooms, unlike Maruti Ertiga, which is sold though Arena dealerships.
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