2018 Maruti Ertiga Launch, Price, Specs and Feature Details
New Maruti Ertiga 2018 will soon make its official debut at the 2018 Auto Expo. The biennial evet is scheduled to begin on 7th February, 2018 at Greater Nodia. While the official unveiling is just a few days away, a new rendering of the MPV has surfaced on the web. Based on the recent spy pictures, the rendering show its revised front fascia featuring all-new grille, projector headlamps with LED DRLs, new fog lamp assembly and re-designed bumper with wider air dam.
Major update will be made to the underpinning of the MPV. Similar to Maruti’s new breed cars, the 2018 Maruti Ertiga will use Suzuki’s lightweight HEARTECT platform that will surely make it a more frugal and safer machine. Besides this, the new-generation Ertiga will witness multiple cosmetic and feature upgrades. Mechanism could also be revised. Reports suggest that the new Maruti Ertiga 2018 might ditch the Fiat sourced 1.3-litre MJD diesel engine for the new 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder unit.
Though, the MPV will continue to use the existing 1.4-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine. First launched in 2012, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has always been favoured for its practicality, spacious cabin and efficient engine setup. This 7-seater MPV was an instant hit among buyers. Maruti had launched the updated Ertiga MPV with cosmetic changes and a SHVS hybrid diesel engine in 2015.
New Maruti Ertiga 2018 Key Features
New HEARTECT platform
7-inch touchscreen infotainment system
New climate control
Rear AC vents
Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
ABS + EBD
New Maruti Ertiga 2018 Launch Date
The new-generation Ertiga, which is currently in its testing phase, has been spotted multiple times during its test rounds. While the carmaker hasn’t yet confirmed its launch and unveiling details, the pre-production version of the MPV could make its debut at the Auto Expo 2018.
New Maruti Ertiga 2018 Price In India
|Minimum||Rs 7 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 10 lakh|
Currently, the Ertiga MPV is available with two engine options priced in the range of Rs 6.03 lakh – Rs 8.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new generation model will see an all-new design, a more feature loaded cabin and bigger proportions. Furthermore, the MPV might get a new 1.5L diesel powertrain instead of the 1.3L Multijet unit along with an AMT gearbox. The new HEARTECT platform will further enhance its performance and fuel efficiency. All these attributes will surely move its prices to a higher notch. The new Maruti Ertiga 2018 price in India is likely to start from Rs 7 lakh for the base model, and go up to Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom).
New Maruti Ertiga 2018 Exterior
2018 Maruti Ertiga will be the company’s fifth product to use HEARTECT platform. The other four are – New Dzire, New Swift, Baleno and Ignis. Composed of high tensile steel, this new architecture isn’t only lighter and stiffer, but helps improving fuel efficiency and safety quotient of the vehicle as well. Face of the MPV will be revised with all-new grille, projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights (DRLs), a newly designed hexagonal mesh-grille, re-designed bumper with wider air-dam and new fog lamp enclosure. Save for the subtle updates, the side profile of the car looks largely identical to the existing model. You will notice new pairs of alloy wheels, new outside rear view mirrors and door handles. Round the back, the 2018 Maruti Ertiga will sport new wraparound tail-lamps, revised bumper, new spoiler and shorter windscreen.
New Maruti Ertiga 2018 Interior
Interior of the 2018 Maruti Ertiga MPV will surely be more upmarket than the current model. There will be a new design layout with improved material quality. Features such as newly designed dashboard, new three spoke steering wheels with mounted controls and new door and floor panels could also be on offer. Maruti might offer Suzuki’s new touchscreen infotainment system with a 7-inch display on the carline. This system will be compatible to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. However, it could be reserved only for high-spec trims.
New Maruti Ertiga 2018 Specifications
|Diesel||1.3-litre MJD or Suzuki’s 1.5-litre|
Under the hood, the new Maruti Ertiga 2018 will continue to house the 1.4-litre, four-cylinder K-series petrol engine. On the current model, this gasoline unit generates a top power of 94bhp and 130Nm of torque. If media reports are to be believed, however, the MPV might get the brand’s indigenously developed 1.5-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine instead of the tried and tested 1.3-litre Multi-Jet unit with Suzuki’s Smart Hybrid Vehicle System. While the exact power and torque figures of the new oil burner are still unknown to us, it is estimated to deliver power worth 100bhp.
New Maruti Ertiga 2018 Mileage
As mentioned in the beginning, the new Maruti Ertiga 2018 will be lighter and more fuel efficient than the current car – thanks to its new Suzuki’s HEARTECT platform. The MPV’s petrol version is likely to return a mileage around 20kmpl, while the diesel model with new powertrain is estimated to offer fuel economy between 25kmpl – 27kmpl.
New Maruti Ertiga 2018 Comfort
Dimensionally, the 2018 Maruti Ertiga will be bigger than the current model. Designed on the HEARTECT platform, the new-gen model is likely have more cabin space to offer. This will also address the third row legroom issue of the current model. Featuring 7-seats layout, the MPV will offer enough legroom for the front and second row passengers. The flat seat and a near-flat floor body will comfort the centre passenger. Features such as 2 DIN MP3 audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, second row seat armrest, touchscreen audio with navigation, second row AC, and steering mounted audio and calling control will add more to its comfort and convenience levels.
New Maruti Ertiga 2018 Practicality
Ertiga is one of the well-packaged cars in its segment. With 7-seats layout, the car offers enough space for first and second row seats passengers. The bigger proportions will create more legroom for the third row occupants, which is slightly congested in the current model. The boot space could also be increased.
New Maruti Ertiga 2018 Safety
Aiming to improve safety quotient of the MPV, Maruti might offer dual airbags and ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake-force distribution) as standard on the carline. Currently, these features are available only on the top-end model of the car. It will continue to feature rear parking sensor and camera, seat belt reminder with buzzer and height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioner and force limiter.