Maruti Suzuki has released new teaser images of the XL6 that give a glimpse of its interior. While we already have already seen the XL6's interiors and exteriors, thanks to spy shots, this is the first official look inside the MPV.
As already known, the Maruti XL6 is a derivative of the segment's best-selling model Maruti Ertiga, which has been selling 8,000+ units a month. The Maruti XL6 will be a more premium product than the Maruti Ertiga. While the latter is sold through the Arena dealerships, the former will be sold through the NEXA dealerships.
The Maruti XL6's interior design is the same as that of the Maruti Ertiga. There are some differences in the cabin, though, with respect to the styling and equipment. The cabin has an all-black theme and features a brushed aluminium finish along with piano black inserts on the dashboard. Instead of a 60:40 split bench seat for accommodating three passengers in the second-row, there are two individual seats for more comfort at the cost of practicality. The seats are draped in leather. Other differences in the features include the new Smartplay Studio infotainment system that debuted in the 2019 Maruti Wagon R, cruise control, automatic headlamps and automatic wipers.
The Maruti XL6 carries some noticeable differences on the outside. It sports a more imposing front-end that comprises distinctive, LED headlamps that look sharper and more sophisticated, bigger hexagonal grille with twin chrome slats between them, chunkier bumper, repositioned fog lamps and faux skid plate. On the sides, it will be differentiated with silver garnish on the rocker panels, silver-finished roof rails and black cladding on the lower body. The rear-end will mostly look the same, save for the restyled bumper with vertical reflectors and faux skid plate.
It has been reported that Maruti XL6 will be launched in two grades, namely Alpha (higher) and Zeta (lower). SmartPlay Studio infotainment system, individual captain seats for the second row, full LED headlamps with DRLs and all-black interior theme will be standard. The higher grade will include get a reverse camera, leather seats and cruise control, dual-tone exterior colour scheme and black alloy wheels as well.
The Maruti XL6 will employ the BS-VI K15 SMART HYBRID petrol engine which generates 77 kW (104.69 PS) at 6,000 rpm and 138 Nm at 4,400 rpm. 5-speed manual and 4-speed torque converter automatic will be the transmission choices.
The Maruti XL6 will be launched on 21 August, and its prices are expected to start at around INR 10-11 lakh (ex-showroom).