Maruti Suzuki recently launched the Ertiga facelift for the Indian market mainly to revive get back at its arch rival - the Honda Mobilio. The manufacturer had started bookings for the revised Ertiga, which has slowly started arriving at the dealerships. It will take about a month for a prospective buyer to get his hands on a new car.
The revised Ertiga gets some cosmetic changes and many new features including an automatic transmission for the petrol variant and a mild hybrid version with the diesel variant. It continues to employ the 1.4-litre petrol mill and the 1.3-litre Multijet diesel engine. The former churns out 94bhp of power and 130Nm of torque and the latter produces 89bhp of power and 200Nm of torque. Both engines come mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, while the petrol now also gets an automatic transmission. The diesel variants come equipped with the SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) technology that improves the efficiency of the vehicle.
Feature wise, there are many advancements like a new fabric upholstery, a 50:50 split for the third-row seats, a new dark brown colour for the steering wheel and a new gear stick. An optional safety pack is also offered over the base variants that includes airbag and pre-tensioner for the seat belts.
The refreshed arrival of the Ertiga will definitely seek to liven up things in the MPV segment. Prospective buyers won't get the car as soon as they book it, but Maruti Suzuki dealerships are promising a timely delivery, especially before the festive season comes to an end.