2022 Maruti Ertiga facelift to launch tomorrow: Price expectations
Maruti Suzuki is all set to launch the facelift version of its popular MPV Ertiga on Friday. In its new generation, the 2022 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga will come with some design tweaks as well as updated interiors, new powertrain and transmission besides several new technology to enhance its appeal and regain momentum in the three-row passenger vehicle segment. Maruti has already opened pre-bookings for the new 2022 Maruti Ertiga MPV at ₹11,000.
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New Ertiga Features and Specs Expectations
Among some of the key changes on the new Maruti Ertiga will be an updated grille, new alloy wheels, and redesigned bumpers. On the inside, Ertiga will come with a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system and Hi Suzuki connected car technology. Under the hood, the MPV will be the first Maruti car to come out with the new 1.5-litre Dualjet, Dual VVT petrol engine. The new new 1.5-litre K15C DualJet petrol engine is capable of producing 115bhp of maximum power, a slight increase from the existing models.
2022 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga facelift is also going to be the first Maruti car to come with the new six-speed automatic torque converter gearbox. Along with the six-speed AT, Maruti will also offer the usual five-speed manual transmission as well. Maruti is also likely to introduce Paddle Shifters in the new Ertiga.
Maruti will offer split folding seats in the second and third row of the seven-seater Ertiga when launched. The teaser video shows that the second and third row can be folded, fully or partially, to accommodate more luggage when on the move.
New Ertiga Variants and Colours
Maruti Suzuki will offer the new Ertiga in four trims, which include the LXI, VXI, ZXI and ZXI+ variant. There will be optional automatic variants offered with the VXI, ZXI and ZXI+ trims. The new Ertiga will come with seven exterior colour options, which include Pearl Arctic White, Splendid Silver, Pearl Dignity Brown, Magma Grey, Auburn Red, Prime Oxford Blue, and Midnight Black shades.
New Maruti Ertiga Price Expectations
Maruti will be betting big on the new Ertiga seven-seater MPV and the six-seater XL6 to renew its dominance in the three-row passenger vehicle segment. Despite Toyota Innova Crysta's popularity in the segment, Maruti Ertiga and XL6 have been among the best-sellers from the carmaker. However, with the launch of new three-row cars like Hyundai Alcazar and Kia Carens, the rivalry has intensified in this segment.
Maruti Ertiga will renew rivalry with the existing models, especially Carens which has a low base price, when launched. While the current models of Ertiga cost between ₹9.29 lakh and ₹12.68 lakh (ex-showroom), expect the new generation Ertiga to cost between ₹9.50 lakh and ₹13 lakh.