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    August 2021 - Maruti Suzuki Nexa XL6 Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

    by Mahesh Yadav on Saturday, Aug 07 2021

    In this variants explained article, you'll find out which variant of the Maruti Suzuki Nexa XL6 petrol you should buy based on the latest, August 2021 prices, variant-wise features and value for money. Here we compare and objectively analyse the 2021 XL6's petrol variants and the features. Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and mileage of the 2021 Maruti Suzuki Nexa XL6 with its competitors and other similarly-priced petrol-powered 3-row cars like Maruti Suzuki Arena Ertiga, MG Hector Plus and Hyundai Alcazar.

     

    Maruti Suzuki Nexa XL6

    What Are The Pros And Cons Of Maruti Suzuki Nexa XL6 Petrol?

    The pros or advantages of XL6 petrol are:

    • Only car under 10L ex-showroom with captain seats in the second row
    • Balanced feature set with all must-haves in the Zeta and value-for-money price tag for the Zeta manual variant
    • Sufficiently different design from the Ertiga helps shed the ‘taxi’ image
    • Maruti’s reliability and omnipresent service network
    • Good fuel efficiency from the hybrid petrol engine - even with the power-sapping torque converter automatic
    • Respectable ground clearance of 180mm
    • Top-notch survivability score in GNCAP crash safety tests is right up there with the 5-star rated XUV300 and Nexon

    Note: Survivability score is based on the driver and passenger’s head, neck and chest safety performance in the GNCAP safety crash tests

    The Maruti Suzuki Nexa XL6 petrol has the following shortcomings or problems:

    • Automatic transmission is of the vintage, power-sapping torque converter variety and only a 4-speed one
    • No diesel engine option
    • Nexa exclusive - limits the sales reach a bit
    • Non-removable third-row seats make less boot space than the smaller Renault Triber in 2-row mode (550 litres vs 625 litres for Triber)
    • Although the survivability score is good, a 3-star overall GNCAP rating may not inspire confidence among buyers

    What Is The Price Of 2021 Maruti Suzuki Nexa XL6?

    The Nexa XL6 costs between Rs. 9.95 and 11.74 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It is available in 2 variants and you can have either of them with a manual or 4-speed torque converter automatic.

    MARUTI SUZUKI NEXA XL6 | PRICE LIST

    EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | August 2021

     

    Manual

    Difference

    Automatic

    Zeta

    Rs. 9,94,689

    Rs. 1,20,000

    Rs. 11,14,689

    Alpha

    Rs. 10,53,689

    Rs. 1,20,000

    Rs. 11,73,689

     

    2021 Maruti Suzuki Nexa XL6 Petrol Zeta - Base Model Features & Review

    The base, Zeta variant of the XL6 costs Rs. 9.95 lakh with the manual and Rs. 11.15 lakh with the automatic transmission. It gets almost all must-have features for the price like LED headlamps, LED tail lamps, auto AC, rear AC vents, cruise control, alloy wheels, power mirrors, keyless entry with push-button start/stop and touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto and Apple Carplay.

    XL6 ZETA | FEATURES

    Rs. 9,94,689 (MT) | Rs. 11,14,689 (AT)

    Safety

    Style

    Std. Safety Features

    ISOFIX

    LED DRLs

    LED Tail-lamps

    LED Headlamps

    Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

    Side Cladding

    Chrome Inside Door Handles

    Rear Defogger

    Day/Night IRVM

    Front & Rear Skid Plates

    Chrome Front Grille

    Electronic Stability Control (AT Only)

    LED Fog Lamps

    Roof Rails

    R15 Alloy Wheels

    Front Seatbelt Pretensioners w/ Load Limiters

    Rear Wiper & Washer

    Chrome Door Handles

    Chrome Rear Garnish

     

    Hill Hold (AT Only)

    Black ORVMs w/ Turn Indicators

     

    For this price, the XL6 Zeta looks like a tremendous value for money package. With the automatic transmission, the prices breach the Rs. 10 lakh mark, which may result in significantly higher on-road prices. Still, if you want the automatic transmission, then Zeta is the variant to buy.

    XL6 ZETA | FEATURES

    Entertainment

    Functional

    7-inch Touchscreen 

    Auto AC

    Rear AC Vents

    Cruise Control

    Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

    Cooled Front Cupholders

    2nd Row Reclining & Sliding Captain Seats

    Electrically Adjustable & Foldable ORVMs

    Voice Commands

    Tilt Steering

    50:50 3rd Row

    Sunglass Holder

    Steering Mounted Controls

    Front & Rear Power Windows

    Front Armrest w/ Storage

    Adjustable Front Seatbelts

    4 Speakers

    All Rows Power Outlet

    Second Row Individual Armrest

    Coloured MID

    2 Tweeters

    Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start/Stop

    All-row Adjustable Headrests

    All Door Pockets

    USB, AUX & Bluetooth

       

    Height Adjustable Driver Seat

    2021 Maruti Suzuki Nexa XL6 Petrol Zeta vs Alpha Variant

    The price difference between the XL6 Zeta and Alpha variant is Rs. 59,000 as the XL6 Alpha costs Rs. 10.54 lakh with the manual and 11.74 lakh with the automatic (ex-showroom). The premium you pay for the automatic remains the same at Rs. 1.2 lakh.

    Also Read - 2020 MG Hector Plus vs Maruti Suzuki XL6 - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    For the Alpha manual variant, you will have to go over the Rs. 10 lakh limit, resulting in much higher on-road prices than what the ex-showroom suggests. Even if you consider only the ex-showroom prices for the Alpha automatic, the features don’t justify the Rs. 59,000 premium over the Zeta because these are good-to-have features.

    MARUTI SUZUKI XL6 ALPHA | FEATURES OVER ZETA

    Rs. 10,53,689 (MT) | Rs. 11,73,689 (AT)

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Rear Parking Camera

    Auto Headlamps w/ Follow-me-home

    Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel

     

    Auto Folding ORVMs

    Leather Upholstery

     

    Sun Visor Vanity Mirror w/ Light

     

     

    Which Variant Of The 2021 Maruti Suzuki Nexa XL6 Petrol Should You Buy In August 2021?

    With the XL6, the choice is easy. Buy the Zeta variant as it offers better value than the Alpha. Moreover, the Alpha variant doesn’t add any compelling features to warrant an upgrade. The deal is sweeter for the manual transmission buyers as the sub-10 lakh price makes it considerably cheaper in most states than a car above Rs. 10 lakh.

    MARUTI SUZUKI XL6 | RECOMMENDATION

    Variant

    VFM Rank

    Recommendation

    Zeta

    Rank 1

    Top recommended

    Alpha

    Rank 2

    Not worth upgrading

     

    What Are The Engine Specifications Of The 2021 Maruti Suzuki Nexa XL6 Petrol?

    The XL6 is based on the Ertiga and uses the same 1.5-litre hybrid petrol engine, which makes 105PS of power and 138Nm of torque. Because of the hybrid tech, there’s some additional torque at the bottom end to help with drivability. However, it doesn’t show on spec sheets as it doesn’t impact the peak torque output.

    Watch Video - Maruti Suzuki XL6 Variants Explained | Zeta, Alpha | The Ultimate Analysis | Aug 2021

    Compare to the Hector Plus and Alcazar, the XL6 has a considerably lower torque-to-weight ratio but it somewhat makes up for it with a decent power-to-weight ratio.

    Where the XL6 shines is in the fuel efficiency department as it promises 19kmpl with the manual and 18kmpl even with the torque-converter automatic.

    XL6 vs RIVALS | PETROL ENGINE SPECS

     

    XL6

    MG Hector Plus

    Ertiga

    Alcazar

    Displacement

    1.5L, Mild Hybrid

    1.5-litre, Turbo / Turbo Hybrid

    1.5L, Mild Hybrid

    2.0-litre

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    4

    4

    Cubic Capacity

    1462cc

    1451cc

    1462cc

    1999cc

    Maximum Power

    105PS @ 6000rpm

    143PS @ 5000rpm

    105PS @ 6000rpm

    159PS @ 6500rpm

    Power: Weight

    88.98PS / tonne

    86.72PS/t

    90.52PS / tonne

    119.55PS/t*

    Peak Torque

    138Nm @ 4400rpm

    250Nm @ 3600rpm

    138Nm @ 4400rpm

    191Nm @ 4500rpm

    Torque: Weight

    116.95Nm / tonne

    151.61Nm/t

    118.96Nm / tonne

    143.61Nm/t*

    Manual Transmission

    5-speed

    6-speed

    5-speed

    6-speed

    Manual Claimed FE

    19.01kmpl

    14.03kmpl

    19.01kmpl

    14.5kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    4-speed TC

    6-speed DCT / CVT

    4-speed TC

    6-speed TC

    Automatic Claimed FE

    17.99kmpl

    11.67kmpl (DCT)

    17.99kmpl

    14.2kmpl

    *Estimated figures

    What Are The Dimensions Of The 2021 Maruti Suzuki Nexa XL6?

    In terms of dimensions, the XL6 is about as big as the Ertiga but considerably smaller than the Alcazar and way smaller than the Hector Plus. Still, the XL6 and Ertiga manage to deliver better boot space with all seats upright.

    The Hector Plus is from a higher segment and therefore much longer than the cars in this comparison. The XL6 and Ertiga have an identical ground clearance of 180mm, which is acceptable but not as good as the Hector Plus and Alcazar, which have 192 and 200mm clearance, respectively.

    XL6 vs RIVALS | DIMENSIONS

     

    XL6

    MG Hector Plus

    Ertiga

    Alcazar

    Length

    4445mm

    4720mm

    4395mm

    4500mm

    Width

    1775mm

    1835mm

    1735mm

    1790mm

    Height

    1700mm

    1760mm

    1690mm

    1675mm

    Wheelbase

    2740mm

    2750mm

    2740mm

    2760mm

    Ground Clearance

    180mm

    192mm

    180mm

    200mm

    Boot space (min.)

    209-lt (3-row) / 550-lt (2-row)

    155-lt (3-row)

    209-lt (3-row) / 550-lt (2-row)

    180-lt

    Fuel Tank

    45-lt

    60-lt

    45-lt (petrol) & 60-lt (CNG)

    50-lt

    Tyre Size (Base)

    185/65 R15

    215/60 R17

    185/65 R15

    215/60 R17

    Tyre Size (Top)

    185/65 R15

    215/55 R18

    185/65 R15

    215/55 R18

    What Are The Colour Options Of The 2021 Maruti Suzuki Nexa XL6?

    The 2021 XL6 is available in the following 6 colour options:

    • White
    • Silver
    • Grey
    • Blue
    • Beige/khaki
    • Red

    Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we are classifying cars based on their size.

    CLASSIFICATION OF CARS

    SEGMENT

    SUB-SEGMENT

    LENGTH

    EXAMPLE

    A Segment

    A

    < 3699mm

    Alto, Kwid (Exception), Santro, Celerio

           

    B Segment

    B1

    3700-3850mm

    Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago

    B2

    3850-3999mm

    Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza

           

    C Segment

    C

    4000-4499mm

    Ciaz, New City (Exception), Rapid, Creta, Seltos, Compass, T-Roc, Ertiga

           

    D Segment

    D

    4500-4750mm

    Octavia, XUV500, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V

           

    D+ Segment

    D+

    4750+mm

    Fortuner, Superb, Endeavour, Camry, Carnival


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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