Maruti Suzuki has introduced the updated 2022 Ertiga 7-seat MPV in India with prices starting from INR 8.35 lac (PKR 19.89 lac) for the base LXi variant. The most expensive ZXi+ AT cost INR 12.79 lac (PKR 30.47 lac). The automaker will also be launching the new refreshed Suzuki XL6 premium 6-seat MPV in Indian market next week.
In terms of updates, the 2022 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga gets a revised grille, a 7-inch SmartPlay Pro touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, engine start-stop button and height-adjustable driver seat. The new Ertiga can now be remotely accessed through a compatible Smart watch & voice connectivity through Suzuki Connect telematics system.
The dashboard has a new metallic teak-wooden finish while the seat fabric is in dual tone. More importantly, to enhance the conveneince aspect within the vehicle, a one-touch recline and slide mechanism has been incorporated in the second row of seats. The third-row seats have a 50:50 fold mechanism to allow for customization of seating and cargo space. Other highlights here include air-cooled can holders and front row armrest with utility box.
Under the hood, the 2022 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga gets an improved K-series 1.5L Dual VVT engine which is tuned to further enhance the fuel efficiency that the MPV offers. The engine is paired to either a 5-speed manual or a new 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox that is aided with paddle shifters too. A CNG version is also on offer. Fuel economy is rated at 20.5 km per liter for the manual, 20.3 km/l for automatic and 26.1 km/kg for the CNG variant.
The refreshed 2022 Suzuki Ertiga is offered in 4 variants namely LXi, VXi, ZXi, and ZXi+ and 6 exterior color options including two new hues. The MPV will continue to lock horns against the likes of Renault Triber, Hyundai Alcazar and newly launched Kia Carens in highly flavored Indian market.
The Ertiga was first launched in India as a three-row vehicle back in 2012 and has managed to find scores of buyers during the past decade. The current generation model was introduced back in November 2018. A regular in the list of top-10 selling cars in India, well over 700,000 units of the Ertiga have so far been sold with the option of company-fitted CNG giving an additional boost to the sales momentum. The success of Ertiga is attributed towards its rather affordable price point, spacious cabin and reliable drive traits.
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