The new Maruti Ertiga 2018 will be launched in India soon and it will get a new six-speed transmission. We have exclusive images of the interiors of the new Ertiga, thanks to our reader Satish Saini. The pics clearly suggest that the MPV will get a six speed manual unit. Maruti Suzuki has been working on a six-speed transmission for India and the Ertiga will be the first car to get the same. This will be followed by the Ciaz as well.
The new gearbox will come mated to the new 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines that will power the Maruti Ertiga 2018. The pics also depict that the India-spec version will get automatic climate control. However there is no cruise control on offer. There is a touchscreen system also offered. This is the same unit seen on the Dzire and Swift. The second row seat gets a 60:40 split and the third row seat has a 50: 50 split.
The Ertiga 2018 is an all new vehicle and is built on the Heartect platform. The Maruti Swift and Dzire are also underpinned by the same platform. This makes the Ertiga lighter and even bigger. The Ertiga will now offer more space inside. The performance, mileage, driving dynamics will se an improvement over the current model. The new Ertiga will also come with additional features. Not only will the new model be an improvement over the earlier one, but it will also look much more premium. Maruti is trying to up its game in the MPV segment. It will be interesting to see if the Ertiga can grab a larger market share.
The new-gen Maruti Ertiga 2018 India is a longer vehicle and this will help in increasing interior space. There will be three rows of seating, but with more space and a bigger boot. The MPV is also wider than before, hence it will be more comfortable to accommodate there adults in the second row. There shall be more features on offer too. The Ertiga will get projector headlamps with daytime running LEDs, tail lamps will also be LEDs, 16-inch tyres and even stylish interiors. The second row will offer more knee room on offer and even the third row.
In terms of engines, there will be a new 1.5-litre petrol engine that will produce about 100 bhp of power. The petrol engine will be offered with five-speed manual and AMT options. There will be a CNG option also on this engine, strictly with manual transmission only. The 1.3-litre diesel engine will produce about 90bhp of power and will come with five-speed manual and AMT variants as well. Maruti seems to be ready to offer AMT on all its vehicles now. Recently the Vitara Brezza also got launched with an AMT in diesel. There is a likelihood of the Ertiga also getting a diesel AMT.
Maruti New Ertiga 2018 Launch Date
|Maruti Ertiga 2018||Dates|
We are expecting the new Maruti Ertiga 2018 to be launched by September 2018. It will not be anything before that. This is the expected timeline for this new MUV to make it into the Indian car market. Maruti is looking at adding more products into the Indian car market and Ertiga update will be an important one for the company.
Maruti New Ertiga 2018 Price in India
|LXi||₹ 7.5 lakhs|
|VXi||₹ 8.7 lakhs|
|VXi AMT||₹ 9.3 lakhs|
|ZXi||₹ 9.2 lakhs|
|ZXi AMT||₹ 9.9 lakhs|
|ZXi+||₹ 10.2 lakhs|
|ZXi+ AMT||₹ 10.8 lakhs|
|VXi CNG||₹ 9.25 lakhs|
|ZXi CNG||₹ 10.0 lakhs|
|LDi||₹ 9.8 lakhs|
|VDi||₹ 10.5 lakhs|
|VDi AMT||₹ 11.1 lakhs|
|ZDi||₹ 11.2 lakhs|
|ZDi AMT||₹ 11.9 lakhs|
|ZDi+||₹ 12 lakhs|
|ZDi+ AMT||₹ 12.8 lakhs|
The Maruti Ertiga has been known for its pricing. This is one area that Maruti cannot go wrong at all. Hence, the pricing cannot change too much. It will have to be somewhere in the range of ₹ 7.5 lakhs to ₹ 12.8 lakhs. It will see a hike is to see the increase in its pricing as the Maruti Ertiga 2018 will be bigger and have more space on offer too. This will see an increase in its pricing, majorly for the top model, as it will offer more features. It will also get an automatic. The same 4-speed unit offered earlier.
Maruti New Ertiga 2018 Interior
The interiors are all new. They are similar to the new DZire as they will offer somewhat some design. There will be a new design for the AC vents, stylish wooden touches, all beige interiors. A large touchscreen system will be on offer. There will be push start and stop, keyless entry, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Then there will be more features too. Dual airbags and ABS will be a standard feature. One of the most impressive bits about the new Ertiga 2018 interior will be the space and the quality. The materials will look a lot more premium than they are at the moment. The seat quality, the fabric will be much better than the current vehicle. The cupholders will have a cooling function.
The wheelbase will see an increase. This will mean that the new MUV will have better knee room for rear passengers. Whats more they will even offer better space too for the third row of passengers. The Maruti Ertiga 2018 will be coming with all the new best in class features. The space too will see an increase. Maruti is looking at making it more spacious than before. The boot too shall see an increase in its size. The Ertiga 2018 will offer more than sufficient power and space. The boot will be larger as there is an increase in the length.
Maruti Ertiga 2018 Dimensions
Maruti Ertiga 2018 Design
The new MUV gets a sharp design sharp design. It looks more premium now. The front reminds you of the Innova Crysta to some extent. There is a wide front grille with chrome surround and the headlamps are sweptback large ones. This will offer projector lamps and even daytime running LEDs as well. There shall be 16-inch wheels on offer. The side profile is sleek and proportioned. The rear too is all new and looks more premium now. The over all appeal is now better.
In terms of dimensions, there won’t be a big change. The length has increased a bit and even the height is about 5mm more. The width has also increased, however, the wheelbase is the same. This has improved the space inside the car. The Ertiga now looks matured and more premium. This seven-seater MUV never looked very big and did seem compact. This has worked in its favour and Maruti will continue to add more to its current USP of the Ertiga. There will be an increase in its length and even the bells and whistles too.
One of the strongest points for the new Ertiga will be its styling. The new-gen Marutis are looking stylish and this will be one of the talking points for this MUV. It will look premium and will offer some exciting colours too.
Maruti Ertiga 2018 Specifications
The new 2018 Ertiga will be lighter. The 2018 Ertiga’s petrol engine will be a new 1.5-litre unit. This will be producing about 100bhp of power and shall be offered with a six-speed manual transmission. This engine had good enough power, now it will see an improvement in performance. The lighter chassis will mean better performance and drivability. The need to shift gears in city traffic will see a reduction. We are of the opinion that the 2018 Maruti Ertiga will get five-speed AMT this time instead of an automatic. The CNG will also come on the same engine, but only with the VXi model.
The diesel will be a 1.5-litre unit that will churn about 110bhp of power and 230Nm of maximum torque. This engine will also have more than sufficient power to drive it. This will be a good option for daily use, be it performance and even mileage. This engine will be ideal for those who are looking at going on long drives. This engine too will have a six-speed manual and AMT option.
Maruti Ertiga 2018 Mileage
The new 2018 Ertiga will have much higher mileage than the current one. To begin with, the petrol manual will return about 18km/l, petrol AMT about 19km/l. The diesel manual will have an efficiency of about 25km/l and AMT about 24km/l. The AMT and manual will not have much of a difference in their fuel efficiency. About 5% will be lower on the AMT, majorly in the city. On the highway, both should have similar mileage. The new Ertiga 2018 India will see an improvement in design, quality, space, features, performance, mileage and even driving dynamics. This will make it an exciting product to consider.