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  • January 28, 2019

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Engine & Test Drive

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Overview

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga was the first vehicle to establish the compact MPV segment in India and went on to become a successful vehicle. It proved that despite trying to achieve multiple things at one time it is possible to deliver decent performance in key areas and cater to customer requirements. Since its launch in 2012, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has found more than 400,000 homes but the previous model was getting a bit boring and blunt in terms of competitiveness. Hence, Maruti Suzuki has launched the all-new Ertiga, which is based on the HEARTECT platform and comes with a range of new features, more space and a fresh design. The question that needs to be answered then is that is the new Ertiga just another boring MPV or is it any different and does it make a good buy or not at its price. View offers on Maruti Cars from Maruti dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop


Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Look

The new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga undoubtedly grabs more attention than the earlier generation model. Especially, the heavy use of chrome on the grille, the higher-set hood and the increased size of the car, demands more attention like an SUV. Further, the SUVish appeal can be seen in the design tweaks such as flex lines on the bonnet and chiselled bumper. The swept back projector headlamp cluster neither have LED bulbs nor LED daytime running lights but it still looks stylish. There are aftermarkets kits available which would be able to cater individual needs.

The side profile looks lengthy as the car has gained 99mm of length. To many, the 15-inch alloys would appear slightly over styled. They are very similar to the Indonesian spec Ertiga. Then there is thick shoulder line that runs from the front fender all the way to the tail lights which helps the car reduce the bulk of the huge doors.The rear is equally striking as the front with three-part boomerang-styled tail lamp with LED lights appears striking. It would give you a hint of a Volvo car. The company has done a commendable job to make this car look distinctive, without compromising on aggressive and yet retaining the style of an MPV.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Comfort

The new car will get 2-airbags, ABS and isofix seats as standard all across the range. Spend some more cash and you can also get automatic climate and android auto/apple CarPlay on the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga interior.Buyers will appreciate the quality of the cabin of the new Ertiga which is a clear step up from the last car. The design is more upmarket too. You get an air con vent like design running through the front dashboard, while the steering which is flat bottomed feels nice to hold. The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga top model comes loaded with features and amenities.

The front seats offer generous cushioning and the seat squab is wide as well.The second row offers generous space as well and comes with AC vents mounted on the roof. Buyers will appreciate the easy one touch operation for entry into the last row. The last row itself is much more roomier than the last car. A tall adult of around 5 feet 7-8 inches can genuinely sit in the last row for a decent distance. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga 2018 has increased boot capacity as well. And now you can load about 209-litres with all rows up. With the last row down capacity goes beyond 800 litres. Enough to shift house in. .

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Gearbox

In terms of engine and gearbox, the biggest change in the new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is the inclusion of a new 1.5 litre petrol engine, which we saw making its debut in new Ciaz. In is in similar state of tune it develops 104 hp and 138 Nm of torque. This engine also comes with the updated SHVS technology, which we saw in Ciaz and this comes with lithium-ion battery, resulting in higher output and efficiency. The system stores braking energy and it uses it back at the time of acceleration which Maruti Suzuki terms as a Torque Assist. This results in improved fuel-efficiency. This was a short drive but we’ll soon do a detailed test of the car to find its real-world efficiency. Check for Maruti Ertiga in orsp.in

The motor is quite smooth to start with and has adequate power to move around the vehicle with ease. Even on the highways while overtaking the long trailers there is enough power on tap. The other engine option is the tried and tested 1.3 litre diesel engine with a manual gearbox only. In terms of noise vibration and harshness levels the insulation isn’t exceptionally good and it isn’t bad as well so it is at a point where sound that filters into the cabin will not bother you but a slight improvement could have been made as far as the decibel levels are concerned.The 5-speed manual gearbox works well it is paired well to the engine and the automatic transmission also does a good job but is primarily aimed at someone looking at urban use. Gearshifts happen at a reasonably good pace but the lack of any option to shift manually is a miss.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Rideing

Maruti Suzuki are the masters in suspension tuning and it’s no different with the Ertiga new model. The ride at slow city speeds is comfortable and the suspension soaks up most bumps with complete aplomb. As speeds rise, the suspension manages to feel planted and reassuring. The steering has decent feedback too. This car errs on the side of comfort so don’t expect it to be an adroit handler. But also remember that MPVs are meant for comfort and so the steering feedback is in line with that. There is generous body roll around corners but it is always under control.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Safety

The brakes are progressive and have considered bite force. And the icing on the cake is that the carmaker has further bolstered the braking mechanism by adding ABS with EBD and Brake Assist as part of standard fitment package. Other standard features include ISOFIX child seat anchorage in the second row, rear parking sensors and high speed alert system.Move up in the variant list and you will find options such as ESP, Hill Hold Assist, front seat belt height adjuster, front fog lamps and reverse parking camera.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Price in Hyderabad

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Ex-Showroom Price in Hyderabad ranges from 6,65,726/- (Ertiga LXI) to 9,73,599/- (Ertiga Smart Hybrid ZDI Plus). Get best offers for Maruti Suzuki Ertiga from Maruti Suzuki Dealers in Hyderabad. Check for Ertiga price in Hyderabad at Carzprice

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Bottomline

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga comes out as a winner when looked at from an overall perspective and has a lot of good things going for it. It’s got a good looking design, spacious cabin, good features, a smart infotainment system and it drives and rides well too. The new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is priced between Rs 7.44 lakh to Rs 10.90 lakh and is nicely feature packed across the variant range. Right now the vehicle has no direct competition although it is being compared to the Mahindra Marazzo. However, keep in mind Marazzo is not a direct rival to Ertiga. It is a vehicle from different segment a slightly more premium vehicle and till the time the new Ertiga has no direct rival it is going to enjoy good sales and will build further on the success of the older model.


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