Accordingly the new Ertiga, like its sister cars the new Dzire and the new Swift is also based on Suzuki’s new Heartect platform. This means it has a more rigid and stronger underbody to help comply with the new crash test norms that are soon to be introduced in India. The new MPV is also larger than the current one.
Accordingly Maruti’s engineers and designers have made it around 100mm longer and 40mm wider. As a result, there is an increase in the third row legroom and space over the current car and since the new car is a bit wider, Maruti is likely to introduce individual captain seats for the middle row as well.
The Ertiga has always been a very capable car that
offers great value for money. Now, with a better design, larger cabin, higher
quality levels and a more powerful engine, it will be better still. It clearly
is worth waiting for then, even if the expected price is in between Rs
6.5-10.99 lakh, which is an increase of Rs 20,000 or Rs 30,000 over the current
Automobile sales in India counted as factory dispatches and not retail sales Mumbai sources reported that Passenger vehicle (PV) sales in India continued their downward spiral in June as automakers curbed factory dispatches to control inventory at dealerships. Initial reports from the top companies suggest a year on year (y-o-y) decline of more than 16% for the PV segment and 11% y-o-y drop in two-wheeler sales.
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