Maruti Suzuki has launched the Ertiga facelift in India at an introductory price of Rs 5.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). This is the first facelift for Maruti Suzuki’s MPV since it was launched in late 2012. The facelifted Ertiga gets cosmetic as well as mechanical updates in the form of an automatic gearbox for the petrol models and SHVS (smart hybrid vehicle by Suzuki) technology for the diesel models.
Moving into the cabin we can see the addition of a touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity and MirrorLink system, electrically foldable ORVMs, button start with smart key, 12V socket in the second row, revised fabrics and finally 50:50 split third row seats. On the safety front, driver’s side airbag and seat belt reminder are standard across all variants. Higher spec models also get passenger airbag, ABS with EBD and seat belt with pre-tensioner. It is optional for the base models. Another two optional extras are rear parking sensors with camera.
On the engine front, the Ertiga facelift gets two options. The petrol engine is a 1.4-litre unit that produces 94bhp and 130Nm. It can be had with a five-speed manual or a four-speed AT which is new for the Indian market and available in a single variant. The diesel on the other hand is the 1.3-litre Multijet unit that produces 90bhp and 200Nm of torque and has been mated with the five-speed manual. It has been mated to the SHVS technology and is the second vehicle after the Ciaz to get this update in Maruti’s Indian stable.
The introduction of the SHVS technology has marginally increased the prices of all existing diesel variants except for VDi and ZDi variant which are now Rs 13,000 and 3,000 cheaper than the outgoing model. However, there now two new variants VDi (o) and ZDi (+) while the petrol model prices have all gone up save for the base LXi variant. The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga competes with the Honda Mobilio and the Chevrolet Enjoy in the Indian market.
Prices for the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga facelift
Petrol variants (introductory ex-showroom Delhi)
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Lxi- Rs 5.99 lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga LXi (o)- Rs 6.35 lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga VXi- Rs 7.26 lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga ZXi- Rs 7.85 lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga ZXi+- Rs 8.42 lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga VXi AT- Rs 8.26 lakh
Diesel variants (introductory ex-showroom Delhi)
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga LDi- Rs 7.55 lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga LDi (o)- Rs 7.62 lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga VDi- Rs 8.26 lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga ZDi- Rs 8.82 lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga ZDi+- Rs 9.25 lakh