The Ertiga is an MPV offered by Maruti Suzuki in India. It is powered by a 1.4 L petrol and a 1.3 L diesel engines. Power generated by the petrol is 91 hp at 6,000 rpm and 130 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. For the diesel the performance figures are 88.5 hp at 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm at 1,750 rpm. The diesel engine also has a mild hybrid system that turns off the car when idling to save fuel and assists in torque when needed. This technology fetches the Ertiga diesel equipped with the Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki system an impressive 24.52 km/l. The petrol engine, although not being equipped with this system delivers 17.50 km/l for the 5- speed manual petrol variants and 17.03 km/l for the 4- speed automatic trim.
Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki or SHVS for the diesel engine options improves the mileage considerably
Integrated touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay is a boon to use
Driver airbag and ABS are offered standard across the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga's variant range
The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is a 7-seater MPV that measures at 4,265 mm in length, 1,695 mm in width and 1,685 mm in height. The wheelbase of 2,740 mm ensures more room on the inside and the turning radius of 5.2 meters makes maneuvering this MPV easy. The swept-back headlamps with chrome slats on the front fascia with a strong shoulder line on the side and a flat rear, all accentuate the MPV character of the Ertiga.
On the inside, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga comes with ample cabin space with reasonable headroom and legroom to seat four adults and two kids (in the third row). The keyless entry and push button start/stop add to the convenience although the base LXi, LXi (O), LDi and LDi (O) miss out on this. A touchscreen infotainment unit is a part of the ZDi+ and ZXi+ trims and the lower ZDi, ZXi, VDi and VXi come with a 2-DIN audio system that also gets steering mounted audio and phone controls like the top-end versions. The black and beige interior scheme looks upmarket and gives the cabin an airy feel.
The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is powered by a petrol and a diesel engine. The 1,373 cc K14B petrol motor generates 91 hp power at 6,000 rpm and 130 Nm torque at 4,000 rpm while the diesel produces 88.5 hp at 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm at 1,750 rpm. The diesel engine particular has a mild hybrid system named as SHVS or Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki which is an additional battery unit with a motor that assists in extra torque when required by the engine and turns the car off when it is idling.
The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has three gearbox options - a 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic for the petrol and a 5-speed manual for the diesel. Gear changes on all transmissions are crisp and there is no notchiness in them. That said, the 4-speed unit could have an extra cog for better mileage over long hauls. That said, there are no complaints from any of the gearboxes
The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has a Driver Airbag standard across all variants. Co-driver airbag and ABS is given a miss in the base LXi petrol and LDi diesel variants.
The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has a claimed mileage of 17.50 km/l for the petrol manual variants, 17.03 km/l for the petrol automatic VXi trim and an exceptional 24.52 km/l. These figures are exceptional for the MPV segment.