-Six-seat crossover based on the Ertiga
-Will be sold via Nexa dealerships
-SHVS hybrid technology
The long awaited six-seat Ertiga based crossover, the XL6, has been leaked ahead of its official reveal on 21 August. From the pictures we can see that it will retain the basic silhouette of the Ertiga but is expected to come with six-seat layout (hence XL6). This is expected to be achieved via captain seats for the second row.
In the photos, we can see blacked out C and D pillars as well as the signature Nexa blue shade that is available with the Ignis as well as the Baleno hatchback. Also visible is the silver coloured faux bash plate element at the rear and of course the Nexa badging.
It is expected to retain the Ertiga’s engine and gearbox options. This means the 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol with SHVS. It can be had with a 5MT/4AT. Maruti Suzuki is currently on the fence about diesels and so it is not clear if this XL6 well get a diesel powetrain.
The XL name was previously used on a long wheelbase version of the previous generation Grand Vitara and had 18-inches additional length over the standard Grand Vitara. In both its iterations, over a 11 year period, made use of V6 engines and five-speed gearboxes.