Maruti's everything-novel mini-MPV known till yet now by its code name R III will be called the Ertiga. Our latest spy pictures of the Ertiga clearly show the banging which affirms the name.
Planned to appeal to big Indian families appearing for an ideal blend of daily serviceability and space, the Ertiga, still isnít only a practical mono-volume on 3 rows of seats as the much more utilitarian Eeco. This front-wheel-drive, car-based mini - MPV has been planned to drive as a car and characteristics quality interiors, creating it an appealing family car.
The Ertigaís plan is quickly recognizable like a Suzuki. The nose appears extremely similar to that of the Ritz, on its slot-as grille and bulbous bonnet. The chin of the Ertiga is rather dis-similar. Much broader and bulkier as compared to the hatchback. The air inlet below the bumper is larger and hence are the en-closings that house the fog lights.
A corrugated roof has been used to increase strength, the rear wind display wraps itself around the rear for that Ďpillar-lessí feel and the tiny tail-lamps appear to have been planned with cost instead of visibility in mind. This is a people-mover, and that intends extra space, hence Maruti has stretched along the wheel basis to 2740 mm, up through 380 mm with the Ritz, and the roof is higher.
The interiors, although beige in color, are almost similar to the novel Swift. Bits as the steering wheel and dashboard are in fact contributed with the hatch. Still, there is no electronic climate control in the Ertiga, but also on the top-end ZDi and ZXi variances. Nevertheless, there is a roof-mounted blower to cool the 2nd and 3rd rows. The stretched along wheel base and the extra 3rd row seats have pushed the length of the Ertiga to 4265mm, good above the vital four - meter length. This has resulted in the Ertiga not characterizing for the lower excise duty benefit for small cars.
The images display that the Ertiga will even acquire a top-end diesel variance on everything the bells and whistles. The big surprise is a everything-novel K14 petrol engine which creates its debut in the Ertiga. This is the largest version of the K-series till and like a result, the power and torque sizes are much higher. The 1372cc VVT motor makes a decent 95bhp and torque should be as high as 13kgm. Even with the cards is a diesel engine, the same Fiat-designed, 1.3-litre Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT)-outfitted 89 bhp DDiS motor from the SX4.
formed commercial vehicle. Plus, the addition of a modern diesel engine will only add to the appeal. Marutiís mini - MPV will be competitively priced within a Rs 6-9 lakh range. Maruti will unveil the Ertiga at the Auto-Expo in January next year.