Maruti Suzuki India has officially opened bookings for its all-new upcoming MPV, the second generation Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. We had already told you that the company is all set to launch the new generation of the Ertiga on November 21, 2018. The company will make the new MPV available only through the Maruti Suzuki Arena dealership networks.
Bookings have kick started from today at these dealerships and the new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga can be booked by paying a booking amount of Rs 11,000. Maruti Suzuki has already said that the MPV will be available in both the petrol and diesel versions.
India is no stranger to the Ertiga nameplate as the company has so far sold almost 4.2 lakh units in India. With the new generation model of the Ertiga, Maruti Suzuki will bring in a feature rich MPV which will have grown in terms of proportions and hence we hope, this one has a better third row seating arrangement.
As mentioned, the new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga will be available with both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol engine will be the new 1.5-litre motor, which will replace the older 1.4-litre engine that the last gen Ertiga had.
The 1.5-litre engine makes 103 bhp of peak power and 138 Nm of peak torque and is expected to have a fuel economy figure of around 20 kmpl. The petrol engine will also be mated to a conventional 4-speed torque convertor automatic gearbox apart from the standard 5-speed manual option. The petrol engine will also be getting the SHVS mild hybrid system.
The diesel engine on the other hand is the 1.3-litre DDIS 200 motor that makes 89 bhp of peak power and 200 Nm of peak torque. Fuel economy for the diesel Ertiga is expected to be over the 25 kmpl mark since it will also get the SHVS system, just like on the petrol engine.
That said, the diesel will be offered only with a manual gearbox and not with the expected AMT option at the time of launch. Both petrol and diesel options will be available with 4 variants - Lxi/Ldi, Vxi/Vdi, Zxi/Zdi and the range topping Zxi+/Dzi+. That said, there is no CNG variant of the new Ertiga slated for launch soon.