The new Maruti Ertiga 2018 has been launched. The car’s price starts at Rs 7.44 lakhs (ex-showroom). There will be now CNG variant offered and also there will not be a automatic with any diesel variant at the moment. There was also talk that a new six-speed gearbox will be brought with this generation; for now there are no plans of that too.
The car will now come with new features and specs like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, standard dual airbags, Hill Hold, LED tail-lights, projector headlamps, push start stop, air cooled cupholder, wooden finish interior and most importanty a micro hybrid system in the form of SHVS. The car will get new colors, a new pricing has been announced and the dimensions of the car have changed too. To get up to speed with the new 2018 Ertiga, scroll down.
Maruti New Ertiga 2018 Price in India
|LXi||₹ 7.44 lakhs|
|VXi||₹ 8.16 lakhs|
|VXi AMT||₹ 9.18 lakhs|
|ZXi||₹ 8.99 lakhs|
|ZXi AMT||₹ 9.95 lakhs|
|ZXi+||₹ 9.50 lakhs|
|LDi||₹ 8.84 lakhs|
|VDi||₹ 9.55 lakhs|
|Top Variants (Diesel)|
The Maruti Ertiga 2018 pricing is important. This is one area that Maruti cannot go wrong. Hence, the price will not change a lot. The pricing of the car is veru aggressive. The car is now bigger, wider and taller than the last generation of the Ertiga. The 2018 Maruti Ertiga has put the newly launched Marazzo on notice with this pricing. The Marazzo’s price has increased since it’s launch by Rs 40,000.
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Maruti Ertiga 2018 Specifications
|Features and Specifications||Petrol||Diesel|
|Seating Capacity||7 people|
|Bootspace||209L(3 rows, 550L (2 rows), 803L (1 row)|
|Type||K15 SMART HYBRID||DDIS 200 SMART HYBRID|
|Drive and Transmission|
|Drive||2WD, Front wheel drive|
|Rear||Leading and Trailing Drum|
|Front||Mac Pherson Strut and coil spring|
|Rear||Torsion Beam and Coil Spring|
|Gross Weight||1730kg(MT), 1740kg(AT)||1800kg|
|Idle Start Stop||Available|
|Brake Energy Regeneration||Available|
Maruti Ertiga 2018 Variants
|Pertol||Lxi, Vxi, Vxi AT, Zxi, Zxi AT, Zxi+|
|Diesel||Ldi, Vdi, Zdi, Zdi+|
Maruti Ertiga 2018 Dimensions
Maruti New Ertiga 2018 Mileage
Maruti New Ertiga 2018 Interior
The interiors are all new. They are similar to the new DZire as they will offer somewhat some design. Like the Dzire, there will be inserts of faux wood to the dashboard and doors. There is a new design for the AC vents, stylish wooden touches, all beige interiors. A 6.5-inch touchscreen system. There will be push start and stop, keyless entry, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with inbuilt navigation. 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. Every seat gets it’s own cup holder and the center console gets a chilled cup holder. 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 cup holders will have a cooling function.
The wheelbase has been increased. 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 India-spec version will get automatic climate control. However there is no cruise control on offer. The second row seat gets a 60:40 split and the third row seat has a 50:50 split. The boot space has increased too.
Maruti Ertiga 2018 Exterior Pictures
Maruti Ertiga 2018 Interior Pictures
Maruti Ertiga 2018 Spy Shots
Maruti Ertiga 2018 Engine and Transmission
In terms of engines, there will be a new 1.5-litre petrol engine that will produce about 103bhp of power and 138Nm of torque. The petrol engine will be offered with the five-speed manual and a automatic four-speed gearbox from the Ciaz. There will be no CNG option available with this engine. It was thought, that a factory fitted unit will be offered. The 1.3-litre diesel engine will produce about 90bhp of power and 200Nm of torque. This is the old DDIS 200 engine and will come with a five-speed manual. There was a expectation that the diesel will come with a new six-speed manual and a AMT option. 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 chance of the Ertiga also getting a diesel AMT later on.
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. 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 15-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. This has improved the space inside the car. The Ertiga now looks matured and more premium. 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 colors too.
Maruti Ertiga 2018 Competition
The Maruti Ertiga 2018 directly competes with Renault’s Lodgy. The Lodgy is a bigger car than the Ertiga. The Renault also offers a more powerful engine with a 6 speed gearbox. The Lodgy has a far bigger boot than the Ertiga and has a bigger fuel tank. There are more features on the Lodgy than the Ertiga. The new car has a lot to rectify and bring back into its favor. The car will win on pricing as the Lodgy is still very expensive. In fact, the Ertiga is still 2 lakh cheaper than the Lodgy.