|Ertiga [2015 - 2018] Mileage Details|
|Diesel||City - 20.8 kmpl | Highway - 24.52 kmpl ||
|Petrol||City - 13.3 kmpl | Highway - 17.5 kmpl ||
|CNG||City - 13.3 kmpl | Highway - 17.5 kmpl ||
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Maruti Suzuki Ertiga [2015 - 2018] Variants
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga [2015 - 2018] • Price, Variants & Specifications
Maruti Suzuki has introduced the compact MPV way back in 2012 and in due course, the vehicle has undergone some mild changes under the hood. The latest Ertiga makeover launched in October 2015, has some really refreshing surprises up its sleeve. Maruti Suzuki made some major cosmetic modifications on the front. New chrome that sits on the outside looks more premium, a transition from the suave model in the previous version. Redesigned alloy rims spice up the side view of Ertiga. The modified MPV also comes with a new electrically-folding outside rear view mirrors. Maruti Suzuki made efforts to make the rear part of this MPV look more prominent with new chrome band.
Ertiga comes loaded with a whole lot of goodies in the interiors: Maruti's SmartPlay Infotainment system, driver side auto-up function, fresh upholstery, climate control, keyless entry adds up the list. An additional variant, Z, marks its debut in Ertiga in both petrol and diesel options. Under the hood, the engine has been revised to make it more economical.
SHVS technology is offered on the 1.3-litre DDiS motor with four-speed automatic gearbox on the VXi petrol trim. The diesel variants equipped with SHVS technology gets an idle torque assist, gear shift indicator, and brake energy
regeneration. The makers have reasonably priced Ertiga and score brownie points in this aspect. The brand value and the wide presence makes Maruti Suzuki Ertiga a very viable option.
Engine and Transmission
The configuration of Ertiga's engine remains the same while certain modifications were done on the motors for improving the fuel economy. The petrol engine is powered by a 1.4-litre K14 gasoline mill producing 92 bhp of power and 130Nm of torque. Torque levels have increased to 13. 25 kg, again a major revival from the older version. The engine also comes with a five-speed manual transmission and also four-speed automatic transmission, making Ertiga the first automatic MPV in the segment. The diesel engine will use a 1.3-litre DDiS200 engine producing 90bhp and 200Nm of torque. The other main addition is the SHVS technology that makes the diesel variant a lot more fuel efficient.
Maruti Suzuki made with major changes to the front panel of Ertiga. There is a wider radiator grille between the head lights that gives a fresh look and lift to the face. Chrome is added to the front bumper around the fog lamp. Side View remains the same as the outgoing model. Wheels have been upgraded to alloy wheels. Thick chrome band running across the width of the boot lid, around the tail lights and rear parking sensors embellish the rear end of Ertiga.
The outside door handles and rear view mirrors are colored in sync with the rest of the body. An additional power folding function along with the regular power adjustable function is provided on the outside rear view mirrors with integrated turn indicators feature. Ertiga also gets a wiper in the rear windscreen with defogger.
Maruti Suzuki made some alterations to bring freshness to the cabin. There is new upholstery with few additional color options given for the interior trims. The cabin is better-insulated and quieter one than before. An auto-up function option is added to the driver side window, power steering mounted audio controls, driver height-adjustable seat and an electrically adjustable front/rear windows. The second row can be split in 60:40 seats.
Maruti’s SmartPlay infotainment system with 7-inch touch screen (on the top variant), Keyless entry/go, engine stop-start button, climate control, an audio system with CD, USB, Aux-in and Bluetooth connectivity add to the accessories list. Rear view passenger comfort was also taken into consideration with the rear-view camera, power socket and AC vents added at the rear for increased comfort.
Performance and Handling
Ertiga with enhanced fuel efficiency and SHVS technology accelerates faster than most cars. With the word go, the engine revs up with the onset of the turbo push. The time taken to reach 100 kmph is remarkable. When it comes to handling too, the car does its job well even on bad surfaces. However, little jerk is felt on high bumps. Having said this, the MPV gets bit tad uncomfortable around the corners and in city traffic. When tested for fuel efficiency, petrol variant shines brighter and gives more run for the fuel than the diesel one. Steering is very responsive and feels light on the hands. Suspension support is just fine.
Braking and Safety
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga comes with disc brakes on the front and drums brake at the rear. Safety has been given priority with the Driver and passenger airbags as standard fitments, except for the base variant (driver airbag only). Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) is also a feature added to all variants. Seat belt reminder, Seat belt pre-tensioners with force limiters, Security alarm, the driver side seat belt reminder with the buzzer, day-night inside mirror and front fog lamps are other accessories on offer.
The petrol variant is expected to deliver a fuel economy of 20 kmpl in city and 22 kmpl on highways, while the diesel variant with SHVS technology claims to deliver a mileage of 22 kmpl in the urban and 24 kmpl in highways, which is 18 percent more than the outgoing version. The automatic petrol version can deliver a mileage of 18 kmpl, which is a tad less mileage than the manual version.
Maruti Suzuki has indeed created a new segment with Ertiga. This seven seater MPV is spacious and has decent power with a fuel efficient engine. The resale and value of the car are enhanced by Maruti's badging. Ertiga will sure give a jolt to the monopoly of Toyota Innova in the MPV segment. Honda’s Mobilio and Renault’s Lodgy tried to carve a niche in this segment but were unable to sustain good sales volume. Ertiga will give a stiff competition to Toyota Innova with the brand value and the highest mileage in the diesel segment working well in favor of the former.
Ertiga is a very spacious and comfortable MPV to commute to the city. Maruti has reasonably priced the MPV which comes with the most fuel-efficient engines under the hood. Some disadvantages will be the third-row space that may be hard to enter to and the cheap quality of the plastics used inside. Indian Joint Families will find Ertiga a practical car to roam around with the cabin more insulated than before. If one is looking for practicality combined with an affordable price in a car, one should look no further than this frugal nature MPV, Ertiga.