Maruti Suzuki Ertiga 1.5L Petrol BS6 Spotted Testing

by Jatin Chhibber | 11/05/2019
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Maruti Suzuki will soon launch the 1.5L petrol BS6 engine in Ertiga which will be in compliance with the upcoming stringent emission norms.

Last year Maruti Suzuki launched the new-gen Ertiga into the India market. The car is doing exceptionally well than its predecessor as it is getting sold in good numbers. The new-gen Ertiga receives major cosmetical changes on the outside and inside. Moreover, the car gets a new 1.5-litre petrol engine. The new-gen Ertiga is gaining more popularity than older version model. The MPV achieved a sales record of 9,000 units in January 2019 and, it continues to get a good volume of registrations every month.

maruti suzuki ertiga rear angle shot of car

The new 1.5L petrol BS6 is expected to go on sale soon in India

The new-gen Ertiga is built on the fifth-generation lightweight Heartect platform which has increased the driving characteristics of the MPV and the cabin feels roomier.  The 1.4-litre petrol mill gave way to a recently revealed 1.5-litre K15B four-cylinder petrol engine with SHVS technology and, it was first employed in the facelifted Ciaz. The engine develops 104.7 PS of power at 6,000 rpm and 138 Nm of peak torque at 4,400 rpm. The engine comes adjoined to a five-speed manual gearbox or an optional four-speed automatic transmission. The engine is quite-efficient to provide a mileage of 19.34 kmpl and 18.69 kmpl respectively. On the other hand, the long-running 1.3-litre diesel engine remains uncertain. The 1.5-litre petrol motor will be upgraded to meet the BSVI emission norms. The new BSVI emission norms will come into action by April 2020 and, car manufacturers have already started working on it.

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maruti ertiga side angle shot rear view

 The MPV achieved a sales record of 9,000 units in January 2019 and, it continues to get a good volume of registrations every month

Moreover, recently Maruti Suzuki has launched a new BSVI compliant 1.2-litre Dualjet petrol engine Baleno which is priced from Rs. 7.25 lakh. And a new 796 cc petrol motor in the 22019 Alto 800 facelift from, which wears a price tag of Rs 2.93 lakh. The power and torque figures of the 1.5-litre petrol SHVS will likely remain the same in its BSVI avatar. But, the new engine is expected to demand a bit premium over the outgoing one. Moreover, Maruti Suzuki has recently launched the 2019 facelifted model of Alto 800 which gets some subtle cosmetical upgrades on the outside and inside.

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