Maruti Suzuki Nexa XL6 Spied Testing In Camouflage - Could Be 2023 Ertiga Facelift
A video of the Nexa XL6 with heavy camouflage recently surfaced online. The LED headlights give away the XL6 hiding underneath, but we’re not sure if this is an XL6 facelift in the making of an update for the Ertiga. The test car also has a new design for the alloy wheels. After all, the Ertiga arrived first and is almost 3 years old right now. It’s possible that the 2022 Ertiga may borrow the XL6 headlamp cluster for the mid-life refresh. Meanwhile, the XL6 may get the updates later in 2022 or in the first quarter of 2023.
Rumours suggest that Maruti Suzuki are considering replacing their 4-speed automatic with a 6-speed unit. If true, then we may get the 2023 Ertiga/XL6 update with the new transmission.
While we’re not betting on it, but this camouflaged car could also be a test model of the Toyota Rumion. Toyota already sell the Urban Cruiser and Glanza, which borrow their underpinnings from the Brezza and Baleno, respectively.
The XL6 and Ertiga get a 1.5-litre mild-hybrid petrol engine with 104PS of power and 138Nm of torque. It comes with a 5-speed manual and 4-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The current XL6 retails for Rs. 9.98 lakh to Rs. 11.86 lakh while the Ertiga costs between Rs. 7.96 lakh and Rs. 10.69 lakh. Together, Ertiga and XL6 are the only major players in the C-segment 3-row MPV space. The upcoming Kia KY or Carens MPV could challenge Maruti’s dominant position. The Renault Triber and Toyota Innova are the other 2 most prominent MPVs in India in their respective segments.