Maruti to launch Ertiga on 11th April

Maruti Suzuki is all set to launch the Ertiga MPV on the 11th of April. The Ertiga based on the extended Ritz platform is global car and will see its second market as Indonesia. The Ertiga will be exported to Indonesia which is known as the MPV market on a similar note like the small car market in India. The Ertiga in Indonesia will be launched only with a petrol engine option.

The Ertiga was first shown at the 2012 Auto Expo. The compact MPV is powered by an all new next generation K-series 1.4litre V V T engine, first offering in the Suzuki portfolio to have this engine and India’s best 1.3 multijet diesel engine.

The Indian specification Ertiga with a petrol engine delivers a peak performance of 70kw@6000rpm and a maximum torque of 130Nm @ 4000rpm. The Certified fuel efficiency (as per CMV Rule 155, India cycle) of Petrol Ertiga is a top of the class 16.02 km per litre.

The Ertiga with the high powered Diesel engine in India will deliver a peak power of 66kw@4000rpm and a top end torque of 200Nm@1750rpm. The Certified fuel efficiency (CMV Rule 155, India cycle) of Diesel Ertiga is a class leading 20.77 km per litre.

Ertiga’s compact dimensions make it easy to park and maneuver. Its active and dynamic stance from the outside, and the quality fit and finish and features in the interiors, enhances its appeal among customers. Ertiga is a bold and aggressive initiative, wherein company’s designers have carefully built in ‘features and attributes’ of a sedan in a compact MPV to evolve a next generation vehicle.

Built on the central theme of `togetherness’, Ertiga is an interesting mobility solution for young dynamic confident Indian who want to retain individuality yet retain Indian custom of `togetherness’.

Ertiga’s compact proportions are its uniqueness and give the users excellent flexibility to park and maneuver even in congested lanes and by-lanes of metros and semi-urban cities.

The Ertiga is distinguished by its compact dimensions (overall length: 4265mm, overall width: 1695mm, overall height: 1685mm). The bold and aggressive stance complemented by the 2740 mm wheel base along with 15 inch alloy wheels combined with a strong shoulder thick section gives Ertiga an absolute power of presence.

The Utility Vehicle (UV) segment accounts for around 14 per cent of the Indian automobile industry, a 66 per cent (two third) of these are Multi-Purpose Vehicles (MPV), the segment where Ertiga is positioned. In the Indian automobile industry, the MPV is the fastest growing sub-segment amongst UVs showing a growth of around 15 per cent in the last four years. At the same time Utility Vehicles segment (MPV + SUV) have shown a growth rate of over 12 per cent in the last four years.

The Ertiga is launched in India with an aim to pioneer a new market of compact 3-row vehicles.