A new report on Economic Times states that Maruti Suzuki has registered 23,000 bookings for the New Maruti Ertiga. RS Kalsi Senior Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki, said that the high demand for the MPV shall boost sales in the last quarter of the financial year.
Maruti Suzuki rolled out the 2018 Ertiga in the Indian market last month. The company has invested close to INR 900 crores for the development of the second-gen model. Maruti plans to launch a CNG variant of the MPV by May 2019, introduce the E15A 1.5-liter diesel engine mated to a 6-speed MT and introduce a plusher 6-seat version which will be sold through Nexa outlets. There is no confirmation from Maruti on these variants.
The Maruti Ertiga was initially launched in 2012 and remains the only people mover (MPV) in the brand`s portfolio. Compared to its rivals like the Toyota Innova and Mahindra Marazzo it is cheaper to own. It gets features like projector headlights, LED taillights, 4.2-inch color multi-information display, 7-inch infotainment touch screen system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, automatic climate control and much more.
On tape the new Ertiga measures 4395 mm in length, 1735 mm in width and 1690 mm in height. It is available with petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol unit is a 1.5 litre motor that produces 104 PS of power and 138 Nm of torque while the 1.3 litre diesel unit pumpsout 89 PS of power and 200 Nm of torque. Trasmission options include a 5 -speed MT and 4-speed Auto for the petrol variant. The diesel motor is paired to a 5-speed MT. Boot space is pegged at 208 liters and is expandable up to 803 litres.
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