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    Maruti XL6 Launched; Compared Against Ertiga

    by Jagdev Kalsi on Wednesday, Aug 21 2019

    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

    Maruti Suzuki Xl6 vs Ertiga Price Comparison

    XL6 Variants

    Price

    Difference

    Price

    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

    NA

    NA

    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).

    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.

    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:

    Maruti XL6 vs Ertiga Dimensions Comparison
      XL6 Ertiga
    Length (mm) 4445 4395
    Width (mm) 1775 1735
    Height (mm) 1700 1690
    Wheelbase (mm) 2740 2740
    Seating Capacity 6 7
    Boot Space 290 L (all seats up)

    290 L (all seats up)

     

    Dimension Comparison

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

     

    Maruti XL6 vs Ertiga Engine Specs Comparison
      XL6 Ertiga
    Engine K15B with mild hybrid tech (BS6) K15B with mild hybrid tech (BS6)
    Displacement 1.5 Litre 1.5 Litre
    Max Power 105 PS @ 6000rpm 105 PS @ 6000rpm
    Torque 138 nm @ 4400rpm 138 nm @ 4400rpm
    Transmission 5MT & 4AT 5MT & 4AT
    Claimed Fuel Efficiency 19.01 kmpl (MT) & 17.99 kmpl (AT) 19.01 kmpl (MT) & 17.99 kmpl (AT)

     

    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:

    Features

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

    Features

    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’.

    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.


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    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.

     

    Twitter handle : @jagdevkalsi

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