2018 Ertiga Gets Dealer-Level CNG Kit
Since 2018 Ertiga has been launched in the country on 21st November this year, Maruti Suzuki has been revealing one or the other details about the MPV on a continuous basis. According to the reports, the automaker will launch the factory fitted CNG version of Ertiga next- year. For the time being, the automaker is offering a dealer- level sequential CNG kit fitment to be availed with the petrol engine for the Ertiga customers.
The dealer- level CNG kit offers a maximum capacity of 14 kgs, which is the same as the CNG variant of the previous model of Ertiga. Additionally, the kit is also offered with a one- year warranty from the dealer and comes priced at Rs. 65,000. Customers can now avail the cost benefits of using the low- cost fuel to run the engine. The MPV already comes equipped with Maruti’s SHVS technology which allows the car to study driver patterns to optimize fuel consumption in metropolitan cities.
Launched with a price tag of Rs. 7.44 lakhs to Rs. 9.95 lakhs for the petrol- powered models and Rs. 8.84 lakhs to Rs. 10.90 lakhs for the diesel- powered models, the second- gen Ertiga sits on the Maruti Suzuki’s 5th generation HEARTECT platform. The MPV is now longer by 99 mm, wider by 40 mm and taller by 5 mm though sits on the same wheelbase at 2,740 mm compared to the outgoing model.
The 2018 Ertiga petrol models come powered by an all- new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga comes powered by the new 1.5 L inline- four K15B petrol engine producing 103 bhp of power and 138 Nm of torque. The engine comes mated with either five- speed manual or four- speed automatic transmissions. On the other hand, a the 1.3- litre DDiS engine which produces 90 bhp of power and 200 Nm of peak torque mated to a five- speed manual transmission empowers the diesel trims of the MPV as earlier. The automaker doesn’t offer automatic gearbox option with the diesel engine. The claimed fuel efficiency by Maruti Suzuki on the 2018 Ertiga is 19.34 kmpl for the manual while the automatic makes 18.69 kmpl.
In terms of features, the newly launched Ertiga MPV gets a new front grille, upgraded headlamp cluster with DRLs and projector headlamps, new front and rear bumpers. While the HEARTECT platform has helped the MPV shed some weight as well as has enhanced safety on this new generation model, the fog lamp cluster with a new housing is one of the noticeable features offered on the 2018 Ertiga. The features inside the MPV include wood inserts and high- quality plastic finished in black and beige, while the dashboard also gets Maruti Suzuki's smartplay infotainment system that supports in- built navigation with smartphone connectivity options including Apple Car Play and Android Auto in the top variants. The new Ertiga also offers second- row seats with rear A/C vents as earlier.
The automaker has offered the accessories within the Ambitious Package and Indulge Package. However, the customers can also opt for other accessories apart from these packages according to their choice. The list of accessories and prices for the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has been mentioned below-
· Body side moulding with chrome insert – Rs 4,213
· Rear upper spoiler – Rs 7,199
· Reverse Parking Assist in IRVM – NA
· Bumper corner protectors – Rs 867
· Box finish lining seat covers – Rs 11,432
· Designer mats - Rs 1,190
· Window frame kit – Rs 3,763
· Steering wheel cover – NA
· Tissue box – NA
· Rear bumper garnish – Rs 1,563
· Window frame kit – Rs 3,763
· Deluxe carpet mat – Rs 1,790
· Interior styling kit for armrest bezel with maple wood finish – Rs 9,169
· Nautical star finish seat cover – Rs 11,432
· Body side moulding garnish finish – Rs 3,603
· Door sill guard – Rs 1,626
· Door sill guard with illumination – Rs 3,844
· Fog lamp garnish – Rs 2,133
· Door handle garnish – Rs 1,903
· Reverse parking aid with 4 sensors, IRVM display and camera – Rs 15,680
· 15- inch alloy wheels – Rs 32,220
· Wheel covers – Rs 2,036
· Exterior styling kit (Rear spoiler, side skirts, trunk lid spoiler) – Rs 33,660
· 1,000 Watts Sub- Woofer – Rs 20,360
· Car perfume – Rs 350
· Premium car care kit – Rs 1,474
· Speed governor – Rs 15,000
· Security system with sensor – Rs 7,370
· Body covers Normal / Premium – Rs 1,890/2,999
· Premium art leather seat covers – Rs 12,732
· Interior styling kit for dashboard – Rs 8,369
· Number plate garnish – Rs 986
Ertiga was first launched in India in April 2012 designed especially for Indian market and the company has sold over 4.2 lakh units so far. Also, Maruti Suzuki India has invested over Rs 900 crore in the development of the new Ertiga. Available in four variants- L, V, Z and Z+, Maruti Suzuki sells the MPV through Arena dealerships. The upcoming CNG variant is expected to be offered from the VXi variant onwards and is likely to be priced at a premium of around Rs 40,000 to Rs 50,000 on the petrol variants. The Ertiga competes against the Mahindra Marazzo and the Honda BR-V in the MPV market. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for further updates on the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga.
The detailed price list for the 2018 Ertiga has been mentioned below-
Petrol (All prices ex-showroom, Delhi)
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga LXi MT – Rs 7.44 Lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga VXi MT – Rs 8.16 Lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga ZXi MT – Rs 8.99 Lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga ZXi+ MT – Rs 9.50 Lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga VXi AT – Rs 9.18 Lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga ZXi AT – Rs 9.95 Lakh
Diesel (All prices ex-showroom, Delhi)
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga LDi MT – Rs 8.84 Lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga VDi MT – Rs 9.56 Lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga ZDi MT – Rs 10.39 Lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga ZDi+ MT – Rs 10.90 Lakh
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