The new Maruti Ertiga is a robust 7 seater compact MPV designed by the Japanese Automobile company Suzuki. The car is said to be the first Life Utility Vehicle. Not like its counterparts, Innova, Tavera or Xylo, the car comes compacted with a K-series 1.4 litre petrol engine. Ertiga has been produced on the R-III concept launched by the MSIL. While Ertiga means three in Indonesia, RIII symbolises 3 rows. Thus, Suzuki Ertiga implies Swift with three rows.
Ertiga is a simple seven-seater car with fold-able rear seats to enhance the boot area. The car from Maruti looks very beautiful and proportionate and offers a MPV feel through its single space design. The exteriors of the car are stimulated from the Ritz especially the front bumper. Find the Suzuki icon on the slot like radiator grille. The chin area of Ertiga is broader and bulkier. Though the size and dimensions of Maruti Ertiga is smaller in length as compared to Innova and Xylo, but the car is beautiful to look at. With elongated wheelbase and a higher roof that offers a good head room, the car also has quarter glass to permit the last row seaters view outside through tinted windscreen. The alloy look further improves the luxurious look of Maruti Ertiga.
The interior of Ertiga boasts of capacious and comfy seating arrangement which is perfect for big families. The effective contribution of light share material and spacious interiors gives the interiors a luxurious appearance. The foldable back seats and four way adjustable front row seats portray an enhanced and soothing look of the car. The car has storage space for coin holders, sun glass holder and bottle holder. The steering wheel and dash is same like the new Maruti Swift but in shades of beige and black. The other features include steering mounted audio controls, dash coordinated music system and manual HVAC
Engine and Performance
The Maruti Ertiga comes with petrol and diesel variants with 4 cylinders in-line arrangement. The petrol engine is powered by 1.4l power with max power of 93.8Bhp and maximum torque of 130Nm. The Diesel engine features Multijet 1.3 litres turbo engine with a power of 88.8Bhp and torque of 200Nm. For efficiency, Ertiga sports Variable Geometry Turbo
Ertiga features VVT Technology which allows the change of fuel intake timing for a consistent power production for maximum fuel usage and lower emissions.
The Maruti Ertiga is available in the shades of Ecru Beige, Superior White, Silky Silver, Serene Blue, Dusky Brown, Fire Brick Re and Granite Grey.
Ertiga has traditional as well as contemporary safety features which include Anti-lock braking system with EBD, high tensile roof and engine immobilizer. The sophisticated security elements of the car protects the passengers from any risk of injury during collision
With an ARAI qualified mileage of 16kmpl for petrol variant and 20kmpl for diesel variant, Maruti Ertiga is surely not a bad purchase option. It is spacious, stylish, comfy interior featuring countless premium features. The car is surely a head turner and offers you best overall quality and performance.