We had earlier reported that Maruti Suzuki is working on a new-gen model of its popular Ertiga MPV. Now, Suzuki Indonesia has unveiled the India-bound new Maruti Ertiga 2018 at the Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS). Though features and variant distribution of the India-spec model will be different from the Indonesian version, the design language will be carried forward without any changes.
The new 2018 Maruti Ertiga has grown in size and is now 99 mm longer and 40 mm wider. This increase in dimensions help in enhancing the MPV’s road presence. The exterior design has been comprehensively revised, with the new Ertiga getting some design cues that make it look like a smaller version of the Toyota Innova Crysta. Early signs of the Maruti Suzuki – Toyota partnership? 😀
New Maruti Ertiga design
The new Ertiga features a more contemporary front fascia with a wider grille, large sleeking headlamps with projectors and DRLs, and a chubbier bumper design with c-shaped fins on either side of the air dam. The side profile reveals the increase in length, and also points towards more similarities with the Innova Crysta, including a shoulder line that rises to join the D-pillar. The Indonesia-sped model gets 15-inch alloys, though we believe Maruti Suzuki will offer larger wheels for the new Ertiga in India.
The rear-end is a lot more modern than the relatively boring profile of the first-gen model. It gets a sharp kink just below the window line and a chrome bar above the number plate housing. The large L-shaped taillights appear to be inspired by those of the Volvo V90. Moreover, the bumper has been given some additional designing elements that make the MPV look a bit more aggressive and dynamic.
In Indonesia, the Ertiga is available with a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine. However, Maruti Suzuki is likely to carry forward the existing set of engines for the Indian market – the 1.4-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel. Having said that, the company is also working on a new in-house 1.5-litre diesel, which is expected to be introduced in the new Ertiga at a later date.
New Maruti Ertiga 2018 India launch date
Maruti Suzuki hasn’t officially announced any specific launch timeline for the new-gen Ertiga. However, insider sources and media reports suggest that the updated model can be introduced in the country around the month of October this year.
New Maruti Suzuki Ertiga 2018 specifications
Not much has been revealed yet about the new-gen Ertiga. However, Maruti is expected to carry forward the existing set of engines to the new-gen model. Moreover, the company is also working on 1.5-litre diesel and petrol engines, which are also expected to find a place under the 2018 Ertiga’s bonnet.
|Specifications||Maruti Ertiga 2018|
|Petrol||1.4-litre petrol or 1.5-litre petrol|
|Diesel||1.3-litre MJD or Suzuki’s new 1.5-litre|
New Maruti Ertiga 2018 expected price
The current-gen Maruti Ertiga is priced from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 8.5 lakh. With the new model, Maruti will be adding more features and a third row of seats to the MPV. These additions are expected to hike the overall prices by around Rs 1.5 lakh. As a result, we expect the new Maruti Ertiga 2018 to be priced in the range of Rs 7.5 lakh to Rs 10.5 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
|Minimum||Rs 7.5 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 10.5 lakh|
2018 Maruti Ertiga features
- 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
- New automatic climate control
- Rear AC vents
- Dual Airbags
- ABS + EBD
- Remote keyless entry
- Push start-stop button with smart key
- Auto headlamp with follow me home