Maruti Suzuki has officially started the bookings for the next-gen Ertiga MPV at a token amount of Rs 11,000 at its dealerships across the country. Having made its world premiere at the 2018 Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) in April, the new MPV will be launched on November 21, 2018 in the Indian market. The company firstly introduced the Ertiga in April 2012 and till date, over 4.18 Lakh units of the MPV have been sold. The 2018 Maruti Ertiga will be offered in both petrol and diesel fuel trims in four grades: Lxi/Ldi, Vxi/Vdi, Zxi/Zdi and Zxi+/Zdi+.
Underpinning the acclaimed 5th Generation HEARTECT platform, the new-generation Maruti Ertiga comes with enhanced safety and NVH performance. It will be available in five colors: Pearl Metallic Auburn Red (New), Metallic Magma Grey, Pearl Metallic Oxford Blue, Pearl Arctic White and Metallic Silky Silver. The MPV will boast of stylish 3D LED tail lamps and plush dual-tone interior cabin. The 7-seater MPV will ride on 15-inch wheels, while it will measure 439mm in length, 1735mm in width and 1690mm in height alongwith a 2740mm wheelbase. The new 2018 Maruti Ertiga will get Dual front airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) as standard safety features across the entire line-up.
Mechanically, the next-gen Ertiga MPV will be introduced in petrol as well as diesel fuel trims. The petrol variants will be powered by the 1.5L K15 engine which debuted with the Ciaz facelift. It will deliver a top power of 105bhp at 6000rpm and peak torque of 138Nm at 4400rpm. The engine will be linked to a 5-speed manual transmission as standard, while it can also be availed with a 4-speed torque convertor automatic gearbox in Vxi and Zxi trims. As for the diesel variants, they will retain the tried and trusted Fiat-sourced 1.3L DDiS 200 engine contrary to the reports that claimed that new-gen Ertiga will debut the Maruti's all-new 1.5L powertrain. The engine will be offered with 5-speed manual gearbox with no automatic on offer. Both the engines will come with smart hybrid technology.