The 2019 Maruti Suzuki XL6 has been launched today at a price of Rs 9,79,689 (ex-showroom). The car is going to be the first 3-row, six-seater MPV for the brands NEXA outlets. Based on the Maruti Ertiga, this car gets a tweaked interior and many key differentiating touches have been given to the exterior. Maruti will be selling this car with only one engine option, the petrol hybrid and it will be retailed exclusively through their Nexa outlets.
To give you a brief understanding of this car, this new vehicle will get body claddings, new bumpers, headlights, chrome inserts and bold lines on the body will make it look bigger and different. Moreover, the ground clearance increase will give it a more outdoorsy stance and capability. This will result in appealing to the people who like an SUV that has good road presence but want the MPVs family-hauling capability. The Maruti XL6 looks more butch, sporty and aggressive than the regular Ertiga. Scroll down to know why Maruti took this move, see the specifications, colors available and check out the prices of the car its different variants. Also check out the interiors of the car below.
South African market has a good demand for rugged MPV. The utilitarian vehicle like the XL6 will do well in this region. The six-seat layout is a bit skeptical of this layout. The study for this market will be taken into consideration for this vehicle’s export.
Maruti XL6 Price
The Maruti Suzuki XL6 has been launched with on two trim levels, both available with manual and automatic transmissions. We expected the price of this new Maruti six-seater to be from Rs 9.5 lakhs to 11.3 lakhs (ex-showroom) and we were pretty spot on. The price of this car is such that it does not disturb the sales of Ertiga which Maruti will continue selling in the Maruti Suzuki outlets. The car will be placed higher and will charge this premium for exchange of some features that are available on Nexa vehicles only. One of the features that differentiate a Nexa product is in the color section and there is a reason behind why Maruti does it.
|Maruti XL6 Price (ex-showroom)|
|Zeta MT||Rs 9,79,689 lakhs|
|Zeta AT||Rs 10,89,689 lakhs|
|Alpha MT||Rs 10,36,189 lakhs|
|Alpha AT||Rs 11,46,189 lakhs|
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Maruti XL6 Variants
The vehicle will be in available in only two variants.
The option of AMT will be available on both, the Zeta and Alpha trim.
5 Things to know
The major distinctions between the Ertiga and the XL6 are the body cladding on the new vehicle. This provides the vehicle a bolder and more industrial stance. Although the vehicle is marketed through a premium marketing portal, this car makes a very clear statement of being bold and tough. The body cladding is black in colour and makes the car look wide. It also makes the road presence more visible.
Signature Quad-LED Headlamps
These headlights are a complete LED unit. There are Two main LEDs which are for the low beam as well as two LEDs for the high beam. There is an LED Daytime running light which maintains a flow from the headlight to the grille. Lastly, there is a turn indicator which finishes the Quad-LED setup. This setup has been a main talking point of the vehicle. It provides good illumination at night as well as a wide throw.
Cruise control is a feature that many may not necessarily use but it’s good to have featured on a car. The car is sold through a premium portal and being priced at this price missing out on this feature would have been a big disappointment. The cruise control function come in handy while driving on the highway and on a trip where one can just ease off the foot from the gas pedal.
Seat Belt Pre-Tensioners
This car is provided with pre-tensioners seat belts. This improves the safety of the vehicle. These also come with force limiters. This will ensure that the seatbelt will provide just the right amount of hold during an impact. The force limiter will absorb the impact and translate the least amount of it to the passenger.
Pedestrian Protection Compliance
The new XL6 come with pedestrian protection compliance. This includes the use of materials which will flex and absorb the impact in case of an accident. This feature makes the car safe not only for the people traveling in the car but also for the people around the car.
2019 Maruti XL6 Dimensions
|Turning Radius||5.2 meters||5.2 meters||0mm|
The dimension of the new car will have minor changes. These changes will not translate into big noticeable changes on the interior. These minor changes are done to enhance the looks of the car. The wheelbase of the car remains the same and there is no change there. The XL6, like the Ertiga will be a quite spacious car. The car gets a black interior to give it a sporty look.
This might make the car look small from inside but this is a part of the design language. The body claddings also add to the increase in dimensions of the car. Overall the changes in dimensions are a result of cosmetic alterations done to the body.
2019 New Maruti XL6 Design
The new grill on the XL6 is different than the Ertiga. Its raised hood and a unique grille with bold cross-bar design element sweeping into the head-lamps ending with the inset LED DRLs add to XL6’s imposing, rugged and tough stance. The shape of the headlight will change from the regular Ertiga. The body cladding, new alloy wheels and flared wheel arches will be pronounced features of the exterior.
The XL6 will also get some other accessories like a body kit to make it lower and give it a meaner stance. The chrome bits on the grille and the rear could vanish for more sportier black inserts. The alloy wheels on this vehicle will be completely black. There will be an addition of the roof rails on the car. This new Maruti six-seater will also get better ground clearance for a more SUVish appeal. The fog lamps get a black surrounds. The front also gets a skid plate which is finished in brushed aluminum finish. The sharp lines of the regular Ertiga have been replaced by bold lines on the XL6. The rear has not changed much.
2019 Maruti Suzuki XL6 Interiors
The Maruti XL6 will get some sporty bits and visual changes. Talking about the interior, the car will be mostly the same in terms of seat placement and recline. The color of the upholstery will be black to get that sporty look.
The all-black interiors, with premium stone finish and rich silver accents sweeping across the cabin, give the cabin a sophisticated touch. The slim wide Instrument panel emphasizes the width of the car, adding to the overall feel of space and carrying forward the exterior design language. The leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel now gets audio controls and cruise control switches. With an Ergonomic layout, the Maruti XL6 comes with comfortable seats bolstered with premium leather upholstery.
The 3-row seating, with captain seats in 2nd row and reclining 3rd-row seats, ensures every passenger is left feeling pampered. 3rd-row passengers have ease of ingress and egress, thanks to one-touch recline and a slide mechanism on the 2nd-row seats. Other convenience features include – ample utility spaces, such as ventilated cup holders, an overhead console, accessory sockets in each row along with a rear AC further steps up the overall comfort & convenience level, while the cruise control ensures an effortless, smooth drive.
2019 Maruti XL6 Key Features
The 2019 Maruti XL6 will have the following features that are not available on the Ertiga –
- Body cladding
- 16-inch alloys
- Cruise Control
- Automatic gearbox
- Black upholstery
- Captain seats
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New Maruti XL6 Colours
Maruti is expected to launch the car with a few new colors.
|Range of colors|| NEXA Blue|
| Auburn Red|
| Premium Silver|
The body claddings will remain black and the touches of chrome on the car will continue.
Maruti XL6 Specifications
The new 2019 Maruti XL6 will be a great new Maruti six-seater to consider if you want to get a petrol engine that with make 104bhp and 150Nm of torque. This vehicle will not be offered in a diesel variant but if Maruti could also get the new 1.5-liter diesel engine it will broaden the customer base. For now, there is no news on the diesel engine. The new BS6 compliant 1.5-liter petrol engine will come on this car. The car will get better ground clearance and new tires too. This will result in better handling and thereby improve the ride quality. There will be an option of AMT on the car for sure. This will make it driving this car city easier.
|2019 Maruti XL6 Specifications|
|Width (mm)||1775||Max Torque||138Nm@4400rpm|
|Length (mm)||4445||Max Power||103bhp@6000rpm|
|Luggage Space (L)||209L (all 3 rows up)|
692L (2nd & 3rd row folded)
|Transmission||5-speed manual and|
|Tyre Size||185/65 R15||Displacement||1462cc|
|Fuel tank capacity||45L|
|Range of colours||v NEXA Blue|
v Brave Khaki
|v Auburn Red|
v Magma Grey
|v Premium Silver|
v Arctic White
2019 Maruti XL6 Safety
Based on Suzuki’s 5th Generation HEARTECT platform, the all-new 2019 Maruti XL6 is compliant with all Indian safety regulations like Frontal offset impact, side-impact and pedestrian protection.
It is equipped with a host of safety features such as dual front airbags, ABS (Anti-lock-Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), front seat belts with Pre-tensioners and Force Limiters, ISOFIX child seat anchorages, high-speed warning alert, reverse parking sensors as a standard fitment across all variants. ESP (electronic stability program) with Hill Hold function is offered as a standard feature in automatic variants only, enhancing all-around safety for the occupants.
New Maruti XL6 Competition
The Maruti Suzuki XL6 will continue to compete with the Mahindra Marazzo, Honda BRV and knock on the doors of the Toyota Innova. This new Maruti six-seater will be the car that could take up the sales leader position in the Nexa outlets. More footfalls can be expected in the showrooms where people who want the versatility of the Ertiga but not the boring looks can shop for one. This will make the Nexa portfolio more versatile too.