Maruti Suzuki has introduced a limited edition Ertiga to commemorate the sale of 1,50,000 units of the MPV in India. The MPV has been spruced up with cosmetic upgrades as well as additional kit. A dealer has confirmed that the limited edition will be priced Rs 20,000 more than the regular car and will be available in the mid-level VXI and VDI variants, including the ones powered by CNG.
Maruti Suzuki has equipped the limited edition Ertiga with visual upgrades such as 10-spoke alloy wheels, roof-mounted spoilers, a sleek chrome grille, chrome door handles as well as new body decals. Extra equipment includes an audio system and a rear parking sensor with a display. The car also gets black and beige dual tone interiors, fake wood trim for the dashboard and limited edition floor mats.
Besides these cosmetic upgrades, the limited edition Ertiga will be mechanically identical to the regular car. The Ertiga is available with two engine options- a 1.4-litre K-Series petrol and a 1.3-litre DDiS diesel. The former produces 93bhp and 130Nm of torque while the latter produces 89bhp and 200Nm of torque. Both the engines power the front wheels through a five-speed manual gearbox.
The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga currently competes only with the Chevrolet Enjoy in the MPV segment, though it will soon be joined by the Honda Mobilio. While the Ertiga enjoyed the monopoly in the segment until now, the Mobilio has been generating quite a buzz and once launched, might threaten its position as the segment leader. The introduction of a special edition might be an attempt by Maruti Suzuki to maintain the novelty of the car and boost its sales, ahead of the launch of the Mobilio.