Maruti Suzuki Launches Ertiga: Models, Reviews, Top speed, colors and Advantages
It has Maruti Gypsy and Maruti Grand Vitara in the SUV segment; however these have meager sales as compared to SUVs of other brands. Besides, there are vans including Maruti Omni and Maruti Eeco that provide good option and are value for money cars. Ertiga is the first utility vehicle which is targeted as a premium product and is endowed with such features which attract urban people.
Maruti Ertiga was first unveiled at the Auto Expo held in New Delhi in 2010 as Maruti R3. However, the global premier of Maruti Ertiga was done in 2012 Auto Expo. Ertiga is the first Maruti car that is specially made for Indian market and will then be trimmed for other global markets Maruti Suzuki has vested nearly Rs 430 crore (Rs 4.3 billion) in developing Ertiga.
The Certified fuel efficiency (as per CMV Rule 155, India cycle) of Petrol Ertiga is a top of the class 16.02 km per litre. The Maruti Ertiga diesel produces 90 Ps at 4000 rpm and 200 Nm at 1750 rpm. The Certified fuel efficiency (CMV Rule 155, India cycle) of Diesel Ertiga is a class leading 20.77 kmpl. Maruti MPV has a five speed manual transmission system and the car is a front wheel drives and sports fine quality interiors, which makes it more advance.
Ertiga MPV is available in six variants: LXi, VXi, ZXi, LDi, VDi and ZDi. The middle and top end variants get twin AC, 3 spoke tilt-power steering with mounted controls, power windows with auto down on driver’s side, central locking, audio system (USB Compatible, 4+2 speakers), multi information display, keyless entry are stuffed in Maruti Ertiga. The roof mounted AC vents in the second and the last row passenger seats provides passenger comfort.
Maruti Ertiga Petrol Models:
Maruti Ertiga LXI: This is the base petrol model of the series. The Ertiga LXI is powered by K series 1.4 litre of petrol engine which belts out 95 Ps of max power and 130 Nm of maximum torque. Since it is the range opener, it is not stuffed with too many features but power steering, body color bumpers, manually folding OVRMs (outside rear view mirrors), multi trip meters, AC with heater, etc. come as standard.
Maruti Ertiga VXI: This is the mid range model of the new Maruti MPV also powered by the same K14B petrol engine with VVT. Ertiga VXI comes with features like central locking, electrically folding OVRMs, keyless entry, adjustable headrests, body colored OVRMs, door handles and many more. The mileage offered by all petrol variants is 16.02 kmpl.
Maruti Ertiga ZXI:The Maruti Ertiga ZXI is the range topper in petrol models. It is stuffed with a number of premium features which are not offered in the starting and medium range model. These features include Airbags, alloy wheels, outside temperature gauge on information display integrated into meter cluster, front seat belt with pretensions and force limiter for driver and co-driver, steering wheels mounted audio controls, etc.
Maruti Ertiga VXI ABS:If one chooses to have ABS (Anti-Lock Braking system) with EBD and brake assist on his Maruti Ertiga VXI, he should go for this variant as it comes optional on VXi.
Maruti Ertiga Diesel Models:
Maruti Ertiga LDI: The Ertiga LDI variant is the base diesel variant which is powered by a 1.3 litre DDiS turbo diesel motor producing 90 Ps power @ 4000 rpm and 200Nm torque. This variant carries exactly same features as Maruti Ertiga LXI, except the different engine system.
Maruti Ertiga VDI: Ertiga VDI sits in the mid diesel segment MPV and borrows its features from Maruti Ertiga VXI, except the different engine system. VDI houses the same diesel engine as LDI. Maruti claims a mileage of ARAI certified 20.77 kmpl for all diesel variants including VDI. It comes with ABS as standard safety feature in the car.
Maruti Ertiga ZDI: The Maruti Ertiga ZDI is the top end diesel variant and carries all the features offered with the ZXI model. The ZDI is the highest priced model among the Ertiga model range.
Maruti Ertiga Mileage:
Petrol variant of Maruti Ertiga delivers a perfect mileage of 16.02 km per litre. On the other hand, the diesel variant of Maruti Ertiga gives an impressive mileage of 20.77 km per litre, which is pretty good for a MPV The variable valve timing (VVT) technology guarantees maximum fuel consumption, engine performance and lesser emissions thereby increasing acceleration.
Power of Maruti Ertiga:
The petrol variant of Maruti Ertiga comes with K series (K 14) 1.4 litre of petrol engine with a displacement of 1373cc, which keeps the ability to produce maximum power of 95 Ps at 6000 rpm with 130 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. it delivers better power and torque. The diesel version of Maruti Ertiga features a 1.3 litre of 1248cc of DDiS super turbo diesel motor. The engine is pretty analogous to Maruti SX4 sedan and churns out 90 Ps of power at 4000 rpm along with 200 Nm of torque at 1750 rpm. Variable Valve Timing in engine helps in continuous power generation guaranteeing maximum use of engine power.
Maruti Ertiga Colors:
Fire Brick Red
Acceleration & Pick-Up:
The engines are mated with a five speed manual gearbox. Maruti has reduced the gearing compared to Maruti SX4 to work around the lag under 2000 rpm. The Maruti car can accelerate from 0kmph to 100 kmph in 15 seconds for petrol and 15.5 seconds in diesel Ertiga. This gearbox provides the mini MPV an awesome acceleration and it doesn’t take much of a time to touch the top speed of 155 km per hour, which certainly sounds amazing
The Ertiga is designed in Japan by Suzuki’s design wing. Ertiga is based on the RIII concept, and is based on Maruti Swift’s platform. Maruti Ertiga exteriors are inspired from Ritz hatchback especially if styling is considered. In the front, the nose of car looks very similar to that of Ritz, with its slot-like grille and bellying bonnet. The radiator grille contains the Suzuki emblem. However, the lower part or chin of Ertiga is quite unlike Ritz being much wide and bulky. The air inlet in between the body color bumper is large complementing a MPV look and so are the enclosures that house the fog lights. The headlights are more or less Swift type with bulged appearance and sweeping sideward.
Body color outside mirrors and body color door handles are missed out from the lower variants of this new car so as to keep the price in check. The quarter glass helps the passengers of last row to view outside. The windows and windscreen are tinted to protect the inmates from sunlight. Alloy wheels with wheel cover heighten the luxury quotient of Ertiga.
Ertiga MPV comes with tinted rear windscreen wrapping itself around the back rendering the MPV a ‘pillar-less’ look from the back. Even a wiper and defogger can be noticed on the rear windscreen.
The interiors offer features such as a 3-spoke, tilt adjustable electric steering, twin AC, strong audio system with USB Compatibility and 4+2 speakers, steering mounted audio controls, central door locking and keyless entry, multi information display, power windows with auto down on driver’s side and electrically adjustable ORVMs. The Ertiga offers a three-row flexi-seating arrangement for 7 passengers (2+3+2) that is easier to operate and is high on storage space. Each row of the car has been designed keeping in mind the occupants’ seating requirements; whether for an individual’s day-to-day business commitments or for a family’s weekend shopping, dining or weekend drives. Large rear doors facilitate comfortable exit and entry of middle seat passengers. The armrest for middle seat passengers speaks volume about the comfort of this LUV. The foldable storage area is hidden in the backrest of middle seat which can store small items. The 60:40 split middle row has an option to fold down thus creating more space and practicality in the car. A spare wheel is attached to the chassis of Ertiga which can be used in case of a puncture.
Engine and Performance:
The engine boasts of low friction, low NVH and light weight. The diesel car model comes powered by a 1.3L multijet turbo diesel engine with DDiS (Direct Diesel Injection System) with a displacement of 1248 cc. The Maruti Ertiga diesel engine comes coupled with Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT) for better efficiency. The maximum power and maximum torque figures of the Ertiga diesel are 90 Ps and 20.39kgm, respectively. Both petrol and diesel versions of the car come coupled with a five speed manual transmission as standard. for reducing vibrations, Maruti’s engineers have covered the engine bay with sound-deadening material and hydraulic engine mounts