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Maruti Suzuki Ertiga – Old vs New Model – All That You Need To Know!

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It was in the 2018 Indonesia International Motor Show where Maruti Suzuki proudly revealed the next generation Maruti Ertiga. The brand new Maruti Ertiga 2018 comes with an overhauled elegant design language when compared with its previous model. There are a host of new features that car enthusiasts can look forward to. In this article we will be running a comparison between Maruti Ertiga – Old vs New Model and inform you about the new features that Maruti Ertiga 2018 will be equipped with. Know how the car will be seen on the roads of India.

Maruti Ertiga – Old vs New Model – A comparison between the previous and new model

The news of Maruti Ertiga getting a facelift has been doing the rounds since a long time. A lot has been written and read about it. So, now that the launch date is drawing nearer – was the wait worth it? Well, to a certain extent, YES! Let’s take one aspect at a time.

Maruti Ertiga – Old vs New Model – Design

Wondering what’s new in the face lifted version of Maruti Ertiga 2018? Here is what we noticed.

  • Bolder and muscular
  • Better upright stance
  • New grille with chrome inserts
  • Fresh designed sleeker headlamps
  • Impressive bumper with triangular fog lamp housing
  • Central air dam
  • Elevated bonnet

The front end of the older version sported sweptback headlamps similar to that of second generation Swift. Until and unless seen with keen eyes you won’t be able to notice a lot of difference in the side profile of the Maruti Ertiga. The design remains to be minimalist with body-coloured door handles with blacked out B and C pillars. The slide profile of the new version of Maruti Ertiga has a prominent shoulder line across the handles of the door running to meet the tail light cluster. Also, there is a roof design that enhances its appearance and makes it all the more remarkable. To top up the looks you will get freshly designed chrome door handles and alloy wheels.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga - Old vs New model - Side profile

The rear profile of the all new Maruti Ertiga 2018 is modest and clutter-free. However, the addition of some new features make it appear to be superior as compared to the older version. There is this new L-shaped split tail light cluster and more angular windshield to start with. Then, there are newly designed tailgates, bumpers, and of course high-mount stop lamp that differentiates the new from its older version of Maruti Ertiga.

Maruti Ertiga - Old vs New model - Rear Side

Maruti Ertiga – Old vs New Model – Engine, Mileage, and the Gearbox

The new Maruti Ertiga 2018 comes with the following specifications:

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga - Old vs New - Engine

Petrol Variant

  • 5 litre K15B engine
  • Capability to produce 102bhp power and 138Nm of torque
  • 5-speed manual/4-speed gearbox (automatic)

Diesel Variant (expected)

  • 3 litre engine
  • 200-250Nm torque
  • SHT (Smart Engine Technology)
  • 5 or 6-speed manual gearbox

Maruti Ertiga – Old vs New Model – Interiors

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga - Old vs New - Interiors

The new version of Maruti Ertiga 2018 model entails the following:

  • Light beige dashboard mated with faux wood inserts.
  • 8-7 inch SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • New flat-bottom steering wheel – leather wrapped & flat bottom
  • New instrument cluster
  • Air conditioning panel

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga - Old vs New model - interior

The new Maruti Ertiga 2018 is loaded with several other features:

  • Gog lamps
  • Projector headlamps
  • New alloy wheels
  • Electrically foldable ORVMs
  • Integrated turn indicators
  • Passive keyless entry system
  • Push-button engine start/stop

Maruti Ertiga – Old vs New Model – Safety

Maruti Ertiga - Old vs New Model – Safety Airbags

The new Maruti Ertiga 2018 is safe and sound as it comprises of the following features:

  • ABS with EBD
  • Dual front airbags
  • ISOFIX child mounts
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Electronic stability program

Maruti Ertiga – Old vs New Model –  Dimension

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Old New
Length 4,296mm 4,395mm
Width 1,695mm 1,735mm
Height 1,685mm 1,690mm
Wheelbase 2,740mm 2,740mm
Ground Clearance 185mm 180mm

maruti suzuki ertiga - old vs new model - dimensions

Based on the HEARTECT platform that even underpins Maruti Swift, the new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has become wider, taller, and bigger. The new Maruti Ertiga 2018 is 99mm longer, 40mm wider, 5mm taller than its older version.

Maruti Ertiga – Old vs New Model – Price

The price of the all new Maruti Ertiga 2018 model is expected to be a tad bit expensive. You can expect to buy it at a price range of Rs. 6.5 lakh to Rs. 11 lakh.

Maruti Ertiga – Old vs New Model – Final Conclusion

Now that you have visualized the appearance and drive of the all new Maruti Ertiga 2018 new model, does the car enthusiast in you gets a kick? Tell us in the comment section. Being based on HEARTECT indicates that the handling of the facelifted car would be better with improved mileage. In case you are planning to buy a new or old car or specifically the old Ertiga, we recommend you wait for some time. Once thing we can guarantee is that your wait will be worth it and you will be able to take a prudent decision.

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