Expert Review of Maruti Ertiga
With the Doozie looks the Maruti Suzuki India introduced Maruti Suzuki Ertiga VXi. The Maruti Ertiga which is a actually a mini-MPV is though called as a ‘Life Utility Vehicle’, by Maruti Suzuki which is basically aimed at medium to large families, for those who are looking to buy an economical people carrier without investing in fill-blown MPVs. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is the first ever Utility Vehicle (UV) developed by the largest Indian car market. It has come up with an exclusive on road price of Rs. 6,68,095 .The unique feature of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga in India is that it offers ample space for passengers as well as luggage despite its compact frame. India's largest auto maker Maruti Suzuki has an extensive dealership network across the country which has enabled it to attain a strong position in the domestic market. It has over 450 outlets in more than 250 cities across the nation. The car has emerged as the best choice for a family that is moving from an entry level sedan to a bigger vehicle that has decent features and excellent performance. Therefore the car-like driving dynamics of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga VXi is the icing on the cake.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga VXi delivers extremely well in terms of mileage. It has 1373cc, 4-cylinder, and 4-valves petrol engine. The fuel economy is with 5-speed manual transmission. The car gives 12.3kmpl mileage on the city drive and 16.02kmpl on highways. The fuel tank capacity of 45liters and the Emission norm compliance is BSIV OBD-2.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga VXi has come up with outrageous doozie colours and those seven colours are Granite Grey, Dusky Brown, Fire Brick Red, Serene Blue, Ecru Beige, Silky Silver and Superio White.
Acceleration and Pick up
The new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga VXi performs well in terms of acceleration. This petrol version of the car can smoothly move from 0 to 100kmph in just 15 seconds. In terms of speed, Ertiga can clock maximum speed of 155kmph with ease with the help of the five speed automatic transmission system.
With the doozie colours the new variant of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga VXi has top-notch appearance and with its peachy interiors and exteriors it looks fabulous.The finishing, quality and texture of the interiors reflects the concern that the company has for the comfort needs of its customers. This compact MPV surely make heads turn when it zooms on the roads due to its aerodynamic body. Its front fascia has been heavily inspired by its sibling Ritz, with its headlamps as the sole change. The slot-like grille holds the Suzuki Ertiga VXi badge and is placed just between the bonnet and curved bumper. The main appeal of the car is its air inlet and fog lights.Electrically adjustable ORVMs, power windows with auto down functionality, central locking, keyless entry and multi information display are other features that make Maruti Suzuki Ertiga in India suitable for a family that seeks a number of interior comfort features in a new car.It has 7 seats with the back row specially for youngsters to enjoy the joy ride.
Every car buyer search for great comfort, interior and ambiance and this model of the car conveys all the comfort features to the customers. The characteristic features present in Maruti Ertiga VXI model comprise of engine immobilizer, air conditioning system with heater and AC vents for the rear seats, security alarm system, high class fabric upholstery, and seat height adjuster, music system with USB support, keyless entry, all power windows, engine immobilizer, back door handle and central locking system, power steering, automatic climate control, low fuel warning light, engine start and stop button, etc. Music freaks will enjoy the best comfort with the updated and advanced music system present in Ertiga VXi.
The dimensions of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga VXi are as the length is 4265mm, width is 1695mm and the height is 1685mm. It has a ground clearance of 185mm with a wheel base of 2740mm. the front tread is 1480mm and rear tread is 1490mm
Under the skin, Maruti Ertiga VXi Optional sports 1.4 litre K-series petrol engine with VVT technology. This engine produces peak power of 95 PS at the rate of 6000rpm along with 130 Nm of crest torque at the rate of 4000rpm.
The wheels of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga VXi has a tyre size of 185/65 R15 with Radial tyres type and the Wheel Size is R15 that allow it to move across the city smoothly.
The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga VXi portfolio has a good power and suspension. The Cars Front suspension is McPherson Strut and Rear suspension is Torsion bean.
Handling and Control
The Maruti company has included a number of groovy features that make the Ertiga VXi ideal for a family that values its comfort above all else. It has all the features of a sedan, such as 3-spoke, tilt adjustable electric steering with mounted controls, air conditioners, a power packed music system with USB Compatibility and 6 speakers (front and back). These all features create an ease to handle the buttery car on road. The model VXi does exceedingly well in terms of drive quality and handling. The steering wheel is said to be accurately positioned and the body roll is believed to be easily controllable by the driver under normal driving conditions.
The looks, performance and pricing of the new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga VXi are some of the factors that will help it gain traction in the market. The coming up with family oriented models that deliver well in terms of comfort, convenience and value for money are also some of the positives for the car and the biggest experience to the company.
The manufacturer's relative inexperience with UVs may turn out to be the biggest challenge for the sales of Maruti Ertiga VXi in India. A bit more space for the third row passengers, EBD, auto climate control and air quality control and a 1.5 litre engine.