- Expected to be launched in H2 2021
- टोयोटा MPV could feature a revised fascia
- Will share its mechanicals with the Maruti अर्टिगा
We already know that Toyota is working on a rebadged version of the मारुति सुजुकी अर्टिगा for the Indian market. Now, a 3D render of the MPV’s grille design with the ‘T’ logo has been leaked.
According to the leaked render, Toyota’s version of the Ertiga is expected to sport a three-slat grille with the Toyota logo taking centre stage. While we don’t have much info on the MPV’s overall design, we can expect it to get a revised fascia compared to the Ertiga, similar to what we have seen on the टोयोटा अर्बन क्रूज़र.
We can also expect the Toyota MPV to feature different fabric for the upholstery and possibly darker trims on the inside. Also on offer, could be new paint schemes, as is the case with the अर्बन क्रूज़र. However, the features and rest of the design is expected to be identical to the Ertiga.
As far as the launch timeline is concerned, Toyota’s rebadged Ertiga is likely to be launched sometime in the second half of 2021. Once launched, it will be positioned below the टोयोटा इनोवा क्रिस्टा, and will rival the महिंद्रा मराजो.
Being a badge-engineered version of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, it will be powered by the 1.5-litre K-series petrol motor that will be paired to a 12V mild-hybrid system. The engine would come coupled to a five-speed manual gearbox and a four-speed torque converter automatic.
As we have seen in the past, Toyota could skip the base variant of the Ertiga, and offer the MPV from the mid-spec variants. Pricing will be on par with the prices of the respective variants of the Ertiga.