In spite of sharing the basic design, XL6 is different from the Ertiga.
Here are five differences that set apart the XL6 from the Ertiga.
Ertiga is a seven-seater vehicle that can accommodate three passengers in the centre seats. The XL6 is different because it features two Captain Seats that can accommodate only two passengers in the middle row. However, it makes the car appear more spacious and comfortable than the Ertiga. The interiors are different with features like leather seats and an excellent infotainment system with touchscreen facilities along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
The unique grille and headlamps with DRLs give the XL a dynamic appearance. The body cladding on the outer sides provides a sportier look. The rear portion of the XL6 complements the front-end of the vehicle to make it look different from the donor model.
No diesel variant
Maruti Suzuki has decided against offering diesel variants in the Indian market. Hence, the XL6 comes with a 1.5-litre petrol engine working on SHVS Smart-hybrid technology. At present, the engine pairs to a 5-speed manual transmission. We can expect a 4-speed automatic transmission model soon in the future.
Though there is time for Indian automobile manufacturers to ensure compliance with BSVI emission norms, the Maruti XL6 will begin its innings with a BSVI compliant engine. This aspect is the highlighting feature that sets the Maruti Suzuki XL6 apart from its donor model, the Ertiga.
These differences make the XL6 more expensive than the Ertiga.