Maruti’s new MPV is Ertiga
Maruti has christened its all-new mini MPV RIII as Ertiga.The all-new Ertiga will be available in both petrol and diesel engine options.The petrol variant of Ertiga will feature an all-new K14 petrol engine which is to make its debut here.The K14 petrol engine is the largest version of the K-series in which the power and torque rates are much higher.
The 1372cc VVT motor of the petrol variant of Ertiga churns out a power of 95bhp and a torque of 13kgm.The diesel variant of Ertiga holds the same Fiat-designed,1.3 litre Variable Geometry Turbo(VGT) equipped DDiS motor of SX4 which delivers a power of 89bhp.
Ertiga is based on the Ritz platform and hence its nose looks very similar to that of Ritz featuring its slot-like grille and bulbous bonnet.However,its chin is somewhat different and is also much wider and bulkier than the hatchback.It features additional space and hence its wheelbase has been stretched up to 2740mm and the roof is also higher.
Maruti features the new Ertiga with quality interiors which are beige in colour and almost identical to the new Swift.It holds three rows of seats as Eeco.A roof-mounted blower is fitted in order to cool the second and third row of seats. Maruti will unveil the Ertiga at the Auto-Expo in January next year.Ertiga will be priced in the range of Rs.6-9 lakhs.