Maruti XL6 Launched; Compared Against Ertiga

Maruti XL6 Launched; Compared Against Ertiga

Maruti Suzuki has launched the XL6 in India. The Ertiga-based MPV, which will be sold from Maruti’s Nexa outlets, is available with a petrol engine only, but with both manual and automatic transmission options. The XL6 has been launched in two variants: Zeta and Alpha.


Maruti Suzuki Xl6 vs Ertiga Price Comparison

XL6 Variants




Ertiga Variants

Zeta Manual

Rs 9.8 lakh

Rs 70k

Rs 9.10 lakh

Zxi Manual

Zeta Automatic

Rs 10.9 lakh

Rs 84k

Rs 10.06 lakh

Zxi Automatic

Alpha Manual

Rs 10.36 lakh

Rs 75k

Rs 9.61 lakh

Zxi+ Manual

Alpha Automatic

Rs 11.46 lakh



Zxi+ Automatic

The XL6’ Zeta variant is based on the Ertiga’s Z variant, while the Alpha variant corresponds to the Ertiga’s Z+. The Ertiga Zxi is priced at Rs 9.10 lakh with the manual transmission and at Rs 10.06 lakh with the automatic. Maruti Suzuki doesn’t offer the automatic transmission in the top Zxi+ variant of the Ertiga. With the manual transmission, this variant is priced at Rs 9.61 lakh (all prices above are ex-showroom, Delhi).

Maruti-Suzuki-XL6 Interior

The XL6 looks completely different from the Ertiga as far as its frontal appearance is concerned. It features uniquely styles headlamps that get LEDs and the bumper is also restyled accordingly. The XL6 features all-around plastic cladding that the Ertiga doesn’t. While it does wear alloy wheels that are similar to the Ertiga’s, these are black in colour. The XL6 also gets roof rails, a feature that is missing on the Ertiga.

Maruti-Suzuki-XL6 Exterior

Related: We feel that the XL6 might be rebadged as a Toyota MPV later. Watch this video to know the 4 reasons why we think so.

The rear of both the cars is relatively similar in terms of appearance, with no design change given to the tail lamps. The rear bumper of both the cars is, however, differently designed.

In terms of dimensions, here’s how the XL6 fares against the Ertiga:

Dimension Comparison

While both the cars get the same powertrain, here’s a comparison of the mechanicals:

Powertrain Comparison

On the inside, the most noticeable change is the seat layout. While XL6 is a six-seat MPV, the Ertiga is a seven-seater. So the XL6 features captain seats in the middle, while the Ertiga gets a bench. The XL6’ cabin is done in an all-black scheme while the Ertiga comes in dual-tone beige-black interior.

Maruti-Suzuki-XL6 Interior

In terms of features, each of XL6’ variants is more equipped than the Ertiga. The additional features that XL6 Zeta gets over Ertiga Z are as follows:


And the features that the XL6 Alpha gets over Ertiga Zxi+ are:


The XL6 is available in six exterior colour options: blue, khaki, red, grey, silver and white. Of these, khaki and blue (Nexa Blue) colours are not there on the Ertiga. The Ertiga’s blue exterior colour is different compared to the XL6’.

Maruti-Suzuki-XL6 Front

As far as its competition is concerned, if you plan to buy an MPV that offers captain seats in the middle, there’s only the Mahindra Marazzo that presents an alternative to the XL6.

Maruti-Suzuki-XL6 Back


Jagdev Kalsi

Jagdev heads content for V3Cars. Apart from driving cars, he likes to keep an eye on the industry trends. He thinks he knows why Maruti Suzuki sells the most number of cars in India.


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