In 2018, we welcome the coming of the Ertiga's second generation. It will prove to be a perfect family car, providing enough comfort and better performance. Read the following review from IndianAuto.com for more information.
Recently, Maruti Suzuki has introduced the second generation of the Ertiga. Ertiga belongs to the segment of premium MUV, and it is also the first car from Maruti Suzuki to enter this segment market. The Ertiga is now available in two engine options: petrol and diesel. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga provides seven-seater while managing to keep themselves nicely fit in the segment of an MPV, which makes it more desirable for the city driving condition. On this Maruti Suzuki Ertiga 2018 Indian Review, IndianAuto will give you a comprehensive account of the new Ertiga.
Before getting into the detailed review of the Indian version, let's take a look at the 2018 Ertiga from Indonesia:
Official Video Suzuki All New Ertiga 2018
1. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga 2018 Exterior
The facelift has transformed the exterior of the Ertiga: the new Ertiga looks more simple and bolder.
The face of the Ertiga has undergone an impressive change. The most obvious modification is the new grille: The chunky grille of the outgoing models is replaced by a glossier version with thicker horizontal chrome bars. The change in the grille is accompanied with new headlamps and fog lamp housing. The new swept-back headlamps ditch the aggressive and fierce design to go for a sleeker and more appealing look. The LED projector is offered on the top-of-the-line variants.
The new front design gives an impression of a bold and aggressive car
From the side, there are not many changes. It remains the same character line stretching along the body. The wheel system is expected to receive bigger alloys of 16 inches, which is 1 inch bigger.
In terms of size, the new Ertiga is redesigned on a longer and wider platform. It gains 99 mm in length (from 4,296mm to 4,395mm), and 40mm in width (from 1,695mm to 1,735mm), which means that the new models allow more spacious room inside the car. In this case, the increased length allows more spaces for the second and third bench, creating more comfort for the car occupants. However, the ground clearance is slightly reduced from 185 mm to 180 mm.
From the rear, the Ertiga 2018 looks smart and sleek
The rear of the new Ertiga somehow resembles the design of Honda, more specifically, Honda CR-V. The windshield glass glides toward the roofline, making the rear sleeker and more modern. Generally, the design of the rear goes well with the strong and bold appearance of the whole profile.
Customers could choose from six different exterior paint colors, which are grey, blue (Pearl Blue Blaze and Serene Blue), beige, silver, and white.
2. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga 2018 Interior
The Ertiga used to share the shame dashboard features with the Swift and Dzire. However, Maruti Suzuki has updated the Ertiga with a new design of the dashboard. The highlight of the new design is a touch-screen infotainment system which is tuned for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. The interior theme color is grey and beige – the same as the previous models. Adding to that, the appearance of the horizontal piano black air vent panel and a touch of faux wood below the vent enhance the premium vibes inside the cabin.
The driver could read the all the figures and information about the operation of the car from the instrument clusters including the two pods and a multi-info display.
The dashboard of the new Ertiga will host a 6.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
The Ertega of the Indian market will get the climate control instead of the manual air conditioning. One vent is placed at the center console, near the cup-holder to make the drinks cool. Some features that the manufacturers offer in the new Ertiga includes start/stop button, keyless entry, and electrically adjustable ORVM, reverse camera, navigation. The entertainment systems are supported with Bluetooth connectivity and USB and aux input. These features promise to bring comfort and convenience to the driving experience.
Due to the increase in size, the Ertega offers better space and comfort for the first row, the second row, and the third bench as well. Notably, the second row can be easily adjusted by pushing forward or backward, allowing more comfort and a better sitting position. The cargo capacity also grows from 145 to 153 litres. To create more space for storage, the third row could be adjusted at ease.
With an increase in size, the Ertiga will surely give you more space
Despite the radically interior make-over, there are still some details brought from the first generation, for example, the air vents, or the steering wheel. The top-spec is equipped with advanced features like reverse camera,
The safety package includes some of the essential features that every car should have, for example, the dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP as well as well as ISOFIX child seat. Among these features, the driver airbags and ABS are available as the standard across the variants.
3. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga 2018 Performance
In the first generation, the manufacturer offered two engine options, namely, 1.4-litre petrol and a 1.3-litre diesel motor. The first could produce the power of 94 PS and the torque of 130 Nm, whereas the latter is capable to create 90 PS and 210 Nm. In comparison with other engines, the performance figures of the diesel engine do not look prominent, however, regard of the fuel economy, it does work excellently. The mileage figure of the old diesel motor stays at 22 kmpl in city driving and 24 in highway driving.
On introducing the new facelift, the Ertega also replace the old engine with a new 1.5-litre motor. The pick of the new engine is supposed to improve the performance of the Ertega. The new engine is able to produce the power of 104PS and 138Nm – higher than those of the previous model. Together with the improvement in the engine performance, the second-gen Ertega also owns a better mileage.
Besides the 1.5 diesel engine, the old 1.4 petrol engine is also expected to continue to be used in the new model.
4. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga 2018 Prices
The new Ertega is expected to be priced at around 9 to 10.5 lakh.
5. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga 2018 Features:
Here are some new features of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga 2018 India:
Ventilated Cup Holders
Second Row Power Outlets
Electrically Adjustable & Foldable ORVMs
In terms of safety features, the new Ertiga will include:
ABS with EBD
ISOFIX child seat anchors
Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
6. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga 2018 Specifications:
This upcoming car will expect to have some new features and changes. Here is some information that we know about the new Ertiga that will come out this year:
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga 2018
Length x Width x Height
4395mm x 1735mm x 1690mm
1.3-litre diesel engine
1.5 petrol engine
5-speed manual transmission
6-speed manual transmission
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