New Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Review: Full Review by Kranti Sambhav

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New Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Review

New Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Review

The all-new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is easily among the biggest launches in recent times. First launched in India in 2012, the Ertiga quickly went on to carve its niche in the market – effortlessly serving the varying needs of the Indian public. And that showed in the numbers it delivered – Maruti Suzuki sold nearly 4.2 lakh units of the older Ertigain the country. In its new avatar, this fairly popular MPV has tons to offer, starting from its all-new design language and better space to advanced technology and impressive pricing. Suffice it to say that buyers of the second generation Maruti Ertiga have much to look forward to. But if you are struggling to make a final call, sit back and read our new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga review to see if the car actually makes sense for you.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Exterior Review

The new Ertiga looks considerably sharper and more premium than before. It is underpinned by the Heartectplatform, which it shares with other popular Maruti Suzuki cars such as the new Swift and Dzire. Besides the rounded edges, the MPV comes sporting several other design elements in an upright position that seems to work really well for the Ertiga’s overall design. It also gets a chrome-plated grille that merges seamlessly with the headlamps, resulting in a very stylish and classy look. At the rear, the carmaker has worked carefully to ensure that it is as premium-looking and stylish as the front. And I must add that the tail lamps look very cool and lend the car a rather distinct look.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Interior Review

The new Maruti Ertiga’s interior is quite admirable too and looks much chicer as compared to the older iteration of the MPV. You will find an abundance of new features, including an upmarket infotainment system and climate control among others. The dashboard gets a dual tone colour combination, which also looks quite attractive. The AC vents are tucked in nicely, further adding to the interior’s well-finished charisma. The new Ertiga gets two cubby holes and roof mounted AC vents to deliver better comfort for all occupants.

Now, on to the flat bottom steering wheel – I think it’s bit simple but still manages to look modish, thanks to the leather wrapped around it. However, the driver information display behind it looks a tad disappointing owing to its size – it’s a bit big and looks out of place in the overall design. The central touchscreen looks just fine and supports navigation, smartphone connectivity, and other run-of-the-mill connectivity options.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Instrumentation panel loaded with tons of features

Sure, all those connectivity and convenience features are crucial, but if you ask me, the new Ertiga’smost prominent feature is the space and comfort it offers for all occupants. The rear bench is much more comfortable in the Ertiga’s new avatar, with the well-cushioned seats offering quite decent back support. With that being said, Maruti Suzuki could have worked a bit more on providing better thigh space, especially for taller folks.

The carmaker has made significant strides in the terms of boot space in the Ertiga. And that’s not all – the third row in the all-new Ertiga gets reclinable seats, further adding to the comfort of passengers in the last row. This is especially appreciable when you set out for longer journeys.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga's spacious interior showcasing all the three rows with instrumentation panel

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga: Drive Experience

The new Maruti Ertiga is offered with both diesel and petrol engine options and both these motors get the SHVS mild hybrid systems. The 1.5-litre petrol engine, paired to a five-speed manual, works well on rough and uneven roads, thus making it a good package when one talks of performance.

The riding experience is also considerably better than the older model, providing significantly more comfort than before. The car also impresses when it comes to just performance on the road — there’s ample torque that makes the drive easier at high speeds. The gearbox too works well sans any jerks and/or disruptions.

Maruti Suzuki ErtigaSpecifications

  Petrol Diesel
Engine 1.5-litre K15 1.3-litre DDIS 200
Power 103 bhp 89 bhp
Torque 138 Nm 200 Nm
Transmission Five-speed manual/Four-speed automatic Five-speed manual
Fuel-Economy 19.34 km/l (manual) and 18.69 km/l (AT) 25.47 km/l

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga: Overall Impression

While the new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is quite a competent package, I still believe the carmaker should have kept the price a bit more competitive. Furthermore, the MPV could have done with a few more features, especially considering the segment that it is in. Nonetheless, the car does manage to stand out in terms of its performance as a family product–and proves its mettle as a car you can definitely invest in.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Price (ex-showroom, Delhi):

New Maruti Suzuki Ertiga : Rs. 7.44 lakh- Rs. 10.9 lakh

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