Suzuki considering India-made XL6 for South Africa - Report

02/10/2019 - 09:30 | ,   | Prashant Singh

In August, Maruti Suzuki launched the XL6, a rugged derivative of the Ertiga. Suzuki is considering this model for the South Africa, as per a local media report.

Maruti Xl6 Test Drive Review Images Front Angle 8
Available only in a 6-seater layout, the Maruti XL6 features all-black interiors.

South Africa has a strong demand for MPVs and utilitarian vehicles. Even Renault's Tiber (seven-seat MPV) is now headed there. The report says that whether the six-seat layout will work for the market is under study.

The Maruti XL6 employs a BS-VI compliant 1.5-litre petrol engine which is rated to deliver a maximum power of 104.69 PS and a peak torque of 138 Nm. This engine works in conjunction with Suzuki's Progressive Smart Hybrid technology and comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic transmission.

Compared to Ertiga, the XL6 is much bolder styling package. It has newly styled bumpers with faux skid plates, an upright upper grille, a new set of headlamps with quad-LED fixtures, black plastic cladding, black-painted alloy wheels and LED tail lights.

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On the inside, the Maruti XL6 comes decorated with an all-black colour scheme with silver accents which gives the interior a more premium feel. Unlike the Ertiga which features a bench seat in the middle row, it offers captain seats in the second row.

Maruti XL6 - Prices*

  • Zeta MT - INR 9,79,689
  • Alpha MT - INR 10,36,189
  • Zeta AT - INR 10,89,689
  • Alpha AT - INR 11,46,189

* ex-showroom, Delhi

[Source: iol.co.za]

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