Maruti Suzuki India on Friday announced extending the smart hybrid technology to its multi-purpose vehicle, the Ertiga, and launched the updated version of the product, starting at an introductory price of Rs 5.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
This will be the second vehicle from the country’s largest car maker to have the smart hybrid diesel engine. Maruti launched the hybrid Ciaz in September this year.
The petrol variants of the updated Ertiga are priced between Rs 5.99 lakh and Rs 8.26 lakh, while the diesel variants are priced between Rs 7.55 lakh and Rs 9.25 lakh. While the diesel variant will have the smart hybrid engines, the petrol variant will have an updated new generation K14B engine.
The diesel engine will have an efficiency of 24.52 kmpl, which will be 18% higher than the outgoing version, the company claims. The petrol variant will have an efficiency of 17.5 kmpl, which is an improvement of 9%.
The Ertiga was first launched in 2012 and the company has so far cumulatively sold over 2.25 lakh units in the domestic market.
The company has also introduced safety equipment such as dual airbags, seatbelt with pre-tensioners and force limiters on the base trim as an option, the company said.
The vehicle, which enjoys a market share of over 20% in the MPV segment, is available in petrol, diesel (SHVS-Hybrid) and CNG fuel options.