The Maruti Ritz may not have been a successful product, but it has brought great success to Maruti Suzuki indirectly. It spawned off the Maruti Ertiga MPV back in 2012. The first-gen model was very popular in the market and clocked 4.2 lakh units in cumulative sales in about six and a half years. The second-gen model is selling at an average of over 8,300 units per month.
Save for the wheelbase (2,740 mm), the second-gen Maruti Ertiga is bigger in every dimension. With a length, width and height of 4,395 mm, 1,690 mm and 1,735 mm respectively, it is 99 mm longer, 40 mm wider and 5 mm taller. For those concerned about the luggage capacity it offers, the boot space is 209 litres and it is expandable up to 803 litres.
Maruti Suzuki had introduced the second-gen Ertiga with the K15B 1.5L petrol engine featuring dual-battery mild-hybrid system and the D13A 1.3L diesel engine featuring single-battery mild-hybrid system. In April this year, the newly developed E15A 1.5L diesel engine was added to the list of options. Last month, a CNG variant of the K15B engine sans the mild-hybrid system was introduced and the D13A engine was discontinued. Just days later, the K15B petrol engine was upgraded to BS-VI. The E15A engine will be discontinued by March 2020.
Projector headlamps, 15-inch alloy wheels, LED tail lamps, 4.2-inch colour MID, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic climate control, passive keyless entry, engine start-stop button, wooden finish on the dashboard and on the door trims (front) and sliding front armrest with utility box are some of key features of the Maruti Ertiga.
The second-gen Maruti Ertiga’s prices range from INR 7,54,689-11,20,689 (ex-showroom Delhi). On the 21st of this month, a rugged and more comfort-oriented derivative called Maruti XL6 will be launched.