The sportier variant of the Ertiga called the Maruti Ertiga Sport is expected to be launched in India and sit at the top of the Ertiga’s range.
Earlier last week, the Maruti Ertiga hit the headlines as it received the company’s latest 1.5-litre diesel engine, marking the second model from Maruti Suzuki’s entire line-up to get this unit. Now, there are a handful of speculations suggesting that the market-leading Maruti Suzuki is in the works to introduce a new sportier variant for the Ertiga which should be christened as the Maruti Ertiga Sport. Presumably, the new Ertiga Sport will be positioned higher than the current range-topping Z+ trims that will make it the top-of-the-line model.
After having penetrated into the Indonesian market, the Maruti Ertiga Sport will make its entry to India sooner or later.
The Ertiga Sport first debuted and went on sale in the Indonesian market a couple of months ago. The sportier iteration of the MPV carries an aggressive styling design along with key highlighting body kits like faux skid plats, bumper extensions for at both front and rear, rear spoiler and side skirts among others. It also adopts a redesigned diamond-cut alloy wheels set-up, chrome-adorned front bumper along with a one-of-a-kind restyled front upper grille. Interior-wise, the Indonesia-spec Ertiga Sport packs an all-black theme combined with faux woodgrain garnishes.
The launch timeline is yet to reveal. Once launched, the new MPV will sit on top of the Ertiga's model range.
Back in our country, the brand new Maruti Ertiga Sport is expected to slot in a six-seat layout which will feature the first-in-segment captain’s seats for the second row. Powering the Ertiga Sport will be the company’s newly-developed 1.5-litre diesel engine and a 1.5-litre petrol unit. The latter seems likely to be equipped with a 4-speed torque converter automatic transmission. Prices of the new Ertiga variant remains to be seen but it is estimated to enjoy a premium of Rs 40,000- 60,000 over the top-spec Ertiga Z+ trims. Another thing is yet to confirm is whether the new iteration could be retailed via the Nexa dealerships or the Arena outlets where the standard Ertiga has been sold.