Maruti Suzuki is all set to introduce a mid-life update of the Ertiga. Prior to India, the Japanese automaker had showcased the facelifted model at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) in August this year. Of lately, Ertiga has witnessed tough competition from new entrants in the segment - Honda Mobilio and Renault Lodgy while Toyota Innova continues to be the sales king. To make it more competitive, Maruti is introducing Ertiga with mechanical, aesthetic and feature upgrades.
To start with, Ertiga facelift was spied with SHVS moniker, which equates to Maruti launching the mild-hybrid tech from Ciaz in the Ertiga facelift. Ciaz with diesel SHVS got nearly 2 kmpl bump in the efficiency expect more or same with the upcoming MPV. Moreover, like all the recent Maruti Suzuki facelifts, expect the petrol version of Ertiga to be more efficient, however, the mild-hybrid system will only be available with the diesel motor. The Suzuki SHVS comes with engine start-stop system along with brake energy regeneration. Speaking of the engines, diesel will be DDiS200 - 90PS/200 Nm while petrol will be K14B 95PS/130Nm. Diesel and petrol will continue with the 5-speed manual transmission while latter is also expected to get a CVT automatic option.
In terms of feature upgrades, expect Suzuki’s 7-inch SmartPlay infotainment system, passive keyless entry with engine push-button start-stop, 60-40 third-row split, new upholstery, etc.
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