Maruti Will Unleash New, 2022 Variants Of Best Selling SUVs: Ertiga, XL6 & More!
Starting with the new-gen Celerio, Maruti Suzuki is all set to launch a series of new models. The automaker, which was dormant for almost 2 years, is continuing the trend with a heavily updated Baleno, Celerio CNG, DZire CNG and a mildly updated WagonR. In the year 2022, Maruti will launch many more cars.
Due to the aggressive pricing as well as more features, Kia Carens has become an instant hit. In order to the take the Carens by Kia, Maruti is all set to launch the updated Ertiga and XL6.
Ertiga has been spied testing on multiple occasions. While the Ertiga facelift is expected to be launched by mid-April, the updated XL6 is likely to hit showrooms in the last week of April 2022.
Updated Exterior Styling In Maruti Ertiga, XL6 Facelift
It is believed that post the launch of refreshed Ertiga 2022, the price announcement of XL6 facelift will take place. Both models are likely to include mild changes on their exterior and some significant change under their hoods. For both the MPVs, cosmetic tweaks will be noticeable but minimal. A revised front gille and a slightly reprofiled and rear bumper will be included. Just like the updated Suzuki XL7 in Indonesia, in order to provide a better stance XL6 facelift could go a step further and offer larger alloy wheels. We might expect Maruti to offer some new exterior colour options on the updated MPVs.
Updated Interiors & Features; Powertrain Specs
Changes inside their cabins are expected to be more significant than their exterior. For instance the upcoming iterations of Ertiga and XL6 will flaunt a sculpted dashboard with a wooden finish, chrome accents, and a leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel.
A larger 9-inch touchscreen infotainment display, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and a 360-degree camera shall be updated MPVs. Other features such as projector headlights, AC vents, auto climate control, a new stereo system and a reverse parking camera are likely to be a part of both the MPVs.
Safety features to be offered include up to six airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat anchors, and reverse parking sensors. As seen in the new Baleno, it could get a Head up display.
Facelifted Ertiga and XL6 will be plonked with 1.5-litre K15B naturally aspirated petrol engine that churns out 104 bhp and 138 Nm of peak torque. Due to the stronger mild-hybrid tech onboard, the unit is expected to be more fuel efficient. A standard 5-speed manual gearbox and a new 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox will be replacing the 4-speed automatic unit. A slight bump in their prices are expected in both the MPVs. While the Ertiga is offered as a 7-seater, XL6 is offered as a 6-seater with two captain seats in the middle row. As per rumours, Maruti might introduce a 7-seat version of XL6 as well.