Like the Ciaz, Ertiga is expected to get the SHVS mild hybrid tech to improve the overall fuel efficiency
Maruti Suzuki will launch the Ertiga facelift tomorrow, the facelifted model made its world premiere on August 20 at Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS). The updated Ertiga is coming with new features along with refreshed exteriors and expected mechanical upgrades. The prices are expected to remain largely unaltered except for minor bumps.
Talking about the changes, three-slat chrome grille is new along with the chrome appliques around the fog lamp on the re-designed front bumper. Headlights remained unaltered while bonnet has received subtle changes. The rear profile receives chrome strip engrossed with Ertiga and a pair of reflectors in-between the unaltered taillights.
On the inside, Ertiga will receive changes similar to that of the Swift and Dzire. Like, push-button engine start-stop, electronically foldable outside rear view mirrors, new upholstery, etc. Considering the competition, the company might also offer the 7-inch touchscreen SmartPlay infotainment with navigation in the facelifted Ertiga. Moreover, the 50:50 split last row folding will be carried forward in the Indian version from the facelifted Indonesian Ertiga.
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In terms of engines, Ertiga facelift will carry forward the 1.4-liter K14B petrol and 1.3-liter DDiS 200. However, the 1.3-liter DDiS might get the Suzuki’s SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle System) featuring start-stop and brake energy regeneration. The diesel’s fuel efficiency will see a bump if it get the SHVS from outgoing model’s 20.77 kmpl. The petrol could also get an automatic option this time with the facelift. In terms of safety, there’s a possibility that Maruti might standardize airbags on the Ertiga.