Maruti Suzuki is ready to launch the Ertiga facelift in the country. Being unveiled at the 2015 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) last month in August, it is expected to launch in India on October 10, 2015. Though, Maruti officials haven't confirmed the same. However, we bring you the variants and features of the India-spec Maruti Ertiga facelift, prior to the launch.
Reportedly, Ertiga facelift would be introduced in five trims - L, L(O), V, Z and Z+ - in both petrol and diesel fuel trims. The updated MPV would have power steering, manual air-conditioning, body-coloured bumpers, second row 60:40 split folding seat, seatbelt reminder buzzer and driver airbag as standard features across the entire variant line-up. Maruti Ertiga L(O) variant, besides having all the aforementioned features, is expected to carry an array of safety elements in form of Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), dual front airbags, seatbelt pre-tensioner and force limiter.
Talking about the mid-variant V, it would get several premium features like chrome grille, body-coloured, electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs with integrated turn indicators, body coloured door handles, power outlet for the second row, rear air-conditioner (second row), third row 50:50 split folding seat, all power windows, keyless entry, reverse parking sensors and audio system with CD, Bluetooth, USB and Aux-in connectivity. Moving to the Z grade, it would boast of newly-designed alloy wheels, rear wiper and defogger, height adjustable driver's seat and steering mounted audio controls. Last but by no means the least, the flagship Z+ variant, would come loaded with S4tart/Stop button, SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system and a reverse parking camera.
Mechanically, the 2015 Maruti Ertiga facelift would be launched in both petrol and diesel guises. The petrol variants would continue to carry the 1.4L engine as the current model. However, the surprise would be in the form of a 4-speed automatic gearbox, besides the conventional 5-speed manual transmission. As for the diesel variants, they would also be powered by the current 1.3L motor, albeit with SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle from Suzuki) technology. Just so you know, Maruti introduced the SHVS technology with Ciaz diesel last month. It would be linked to a 5-speed manual gearbox. It is being learnt that the petrol automatic variant would be offered on the V trim.
Source: Car Sizzler