There has been a lot of buzz revolving the facelifted version of Maruti Suzuki’s mid-size MPV – the Ertiga. Following a string of spy shots of camouflaged prototypes and leaked details, the facelifted Ertiga has been spotted undisguised.
Maruti Suzuki has thoroughly updated the Ertiga by making both cosmetic and mechanical upgrades. For starters, the MPV has a new three-slat chrome grille and revised front bumper with different air intakes. While the profile remains the same, the rear-end gets a new chrome garnish above the registration plate, parking sensors and extended taillight reflectors.
Inside, Maruti has made a few additions in the form of new fabric upholstery, a 50:50 split for the third row seats, a new dark brown colour for the steering wheel and a different gear stick. Thankfully, even the entry-level variant now gets driver-side airbag and as for the rest of the variant line-up, Maruti will add a safety package (including ABS, EBD, dual front airbags) in the form of the optional (O) trim across L and V variants.
Top-spec variants in the facelifted Ertiga will come with features including front and rear power windows, electrically-adjustable and folding ORVMs, integrated turn indicator on the ORVMs, audio system with Bluetooth, rear AC, second row power socket, 50:50 split for third row, reverse parking sensors, alloy wheels, steering mounted audio controls, height-adjustable driver seat and lots more.
The facelifted Ertiga will continue to be powered by the 1.4-litre petrol and the 1.3-litre Multijet diesel engine options. While the former produces 94bhp of power and 130Nm of torque, the diesel develops 89bhp and 200Nm of torque. Both engines are mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, while the petrol variant will not get an optional automatic transmission. As for the diesel variants, Maruti will equip these with its SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) technology for improved efficiency.
Following its launch sometime soon, the facelifted Maruti Suzuki Ertiga will compete with its arch rival – the Honda Mobilio.