Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Maruti Ertiga MPV, more details revealed

Maruti India is making efforts to bring its new MPV, Maruti Ertiga to the Indian market. This car is all set to give a straight competition to its competitors like Toyota Innova and Mahindra Xylo. Maruti Ertiga Price in India is expected to be in between Rs 6.5 lakh to Rs 9 lakh. This car is a lot more comfortable and has very easy handling.

This car comes with a 1.4 liter Fiat’s Diesel engine which churns out the maximum power of 94 BHP and a peak torque of 130Nm. Till now Maruti has been using 1.3 liter engine which gives out peak power of 90 BHP and Peak torque of 200Nm and this engine is widely being used in the SX4 diesel variant but Ertiga has a more powerful engine which justifies the car. This car was showcased firstly at 2010 Auto Expo. It was revealed just as a concept car at that time and it took about a year and more to convert this concept car into a reality. But now this brand new car has very little similarity to the concept car that was displayed about a year back. Now since this car has moved a step closer to reality a lot is expected from this model and its performance in the Indian markets.

Maruti has introduced a lot of MPVs to the Indian markets but still they could not make significant impact in this segment. Maruti Gypsy also had an attractive design with a powerful engine but it was more suited for off road rides. Maruti Grand Vitara was another car that could not gather much of a crowd because this car was priced very high compared to other competitor models and this car was considered to have an out dated design. Now by introducing this new MPV, Ertiga, Maruti plans to have a great hold over the market which it failed to do with its previous models.

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