Maruti Ertiga is bringing a new dimension to the four wheeler market in India.
India’s leading car brand Maruti has hit the headlines once again with the launch of their Life Utility Vehicle [LUV] Maruti Ertiga. Maruti company which is better known for manufacturing small cars, has now entered the stream of MPV with the introduction of Maruti Ertiga. This new variant from Maruti can accommodate seven people including the driver. Many Maruti lovers were waiting for this type of car. This new version can be reckoned as a family car. Ertiga name is taken from Indonesian language which means three rows. Like the name the interior of this new variant is split into three rows. The company is offering this LUV in both petrol and diesel versions. Maruti Ertiga price in India is starting from Rs.5.89 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi). The petrol version is a 1.4 liter advanced K-Series engine with 4 cylinders and a 5-speed manual transmission gear box. Whereas, the diesel motor is a 1.3 liter direct diesel injection system with a similar gear box and number of cylinders.
The Maruti Ertiga pictures reveals a sleek front bonnet with an elegant radiator grille and a bright head light cluster, while the front body colored bumper has a set of fog lamps for enhanced visibility in low light and foggy conditions. The Maruti Ertiga review states that the mileage of both the versions of this LUV is amazing with the petrol version giving a mileage of 12.3 Kmpl, and diesel version boast of an impressive 17.2 Kmpl approximately within the city. Maruti has high expectations with its LUV segment car. According to the company this new variant will give good competition to all the vehicles which are doing good business in this segment. If we compare this new LUV with Toyota Innova which is reckoned as one of the top sold vehicle in this segment then we could infer many bright prospects for Ertiga in comparison with Innova.
Ertiga is cheaper than Toyota Innova and another main advantage of maruti Ertiga over Innova is the mileage factor. The Maruti Ertiga diesel car variant gives approximately 17.2 Kmpl in comparison to the 10.2 Kmpl delivered by Toyota Innova. We have to wait and watch what affect this new vehicle from Maruti will cause over Toyota Innova sales. While we are waiting, we can also look out for the upcoming car launches in India. The new cars that are coming soon are the Tata Safari Storme, Chevrolet Captiva, Volkswagen Jetta Petrol and speculations about an upcoming launch of Rio Premier Diesel is also heard. I recently shared that Skoda Superb vs Volkswagen Passat and Maruti Ertiga to drive in on 12th April.