Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), the country's largest manufacturer, announced on Friday the introduction of a new version of its multi-purpose vehicle Ertiga, priced between Rs 8.35-12.79 lakh (ex-showroom).
The 1.5-liter petrol engine is combined with both a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission. It is equipped with hybrid technology and is propelled by an all-new innovative six-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters. The petrol engine has a maximum power output of 75.8kW at 6000rpm and a maximum torque output of 136.8Nm at 4400rpm.
The car is also available in CNG variants, according to the company.
Ertiga's introduction 10 years ago was a crucial occasion in the Indian vehicle market, as it launched a new sector that has been increasing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 4.7%, stated Hisashi Takeuchi, Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Maruti Suzuki. The country's first compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) Ertiga holds a distinct position in the Indian vehicle industry, with a decade-long history. The Next-Gen Ertiga with modern technological features will also have a new engine and an entirely new gearbox, he explained.
Ertiga is available in both Petrol and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) versions and has a fuel economy of 20.51 km/l (Petrol) and 26.11 km/kg (CNG).
The Ertiga has been modified with cruise control, auto headlights with 'follow me home' capability and a CNG-specific speedometer in S-CNG variants. 4 airbags (driver, co-driver, and front seat side), Dual Front airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and braking assist, rear parking sensors, 2nd row an Internationally Standardized Car Seat Fitting System (ISOFIX) child seat anchorages, speed alert system, driver and co-driver seat belt reminder are standard across all models.
According to the firm, the vehicle may also be purchased through Maruti Suzuki Subscribe for an all-inclusive monthly membership price of Rs 18,600 (Petrol) and Rs 22,400 (CNG).
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