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

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

In this variants explained article, youll 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 XL6s 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 - Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Petrol CNG Variants Explained Which One to Buy?

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.

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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 Yadav

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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