2015 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
2015 Maruti Suzuki ErtigaSuzuki

Maruti Suzuki is all set to launch its face lifted version of the popular MPV, the Ertiga on 10 October. Previous reports confirmed the vehicle will come with automatic transmission with petrol engine and SHVS mild hybrid technology for diesel variants.

Folks at carsizzler.com have managed to get the scanned copies of the MPV's brochure and it explains the new variant list with updated features. Currently, the Ertiga is sold in LXI, VXI, ZXI trims in petrol and LDI, VDI and ZDI trims in diesel engine. The facelift will add two more variants in petrol and diesel trim level each.

The list and features of the new variants are as follows:

LXI/LDI - Manual AC, power steering, body coloured bumpers, tilt steering, 60:40 split second row seat, seat belt reminder buzzer and driver-side airbag.

LXI(O)/LDI(O) - In addition to the features of LXI/LDI, ABS with EBD, pre-tensioner and force limiter and front passenger airbag.

VXI/VDI - In addition to the features of LXI(O)/LDI(O), body coloured ORVM and door handle, all power window, keyless entry, audio system with Bluetooth, USB, AUX-in and CD, electrically adjustable and foldable ORVM with turn indicators, reverse parking sensor, chrome grille and 50:50 split foldable third row seats.

ZXI/ZDI - In addition to the features of VXI/VDI, steering mounted audio controls, height-adjustable driver seat, rear wiper and defogger and alloy wheels.

ZXI+/ZDI+ – In addition to the features to the ZXI/ZDI, reverse parking camera, Touchscreen SmartPlay entertainment system and push start button with smart key.

It is commendable that the new Ertiga will feature driver airbag across the range.

A major change in the Ertiga facelift lies under the hood. The 1.3 multi-jet diesel engine, developing 89bhp and 200Nm of torque, will now come with SHVS small hybrid system that debuted with the Ciaz hybrid. The system makes use of lithium ion battery that gets charged with the help of regenerative braking. The system converts the kinetic energy of the rolling wheels into electricity for charging the battery. Combined with the idle stop/start system, the 1.3-litre engine will return increased fuel efficiency. The engine is mated to five-speed manual transmission.

It will carry over the same 1.4-litre K Series petrol engine producing 94bhp and 130Nm mated to five-speed transmission and new four-speed automatic transmission.

Additionally, the new MPV will come with an array of cosmetic upgrades in the interior and on the exterior.

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