Another test mule of the upcoming new-gen Maruti Suzuki Ertiga was recently spotted testing and this time around we got to see the new cabin of the MPV as well. While the image might not be all that clear, we were able to identify a bunch of changes and more importantly, the gear lever which reveals that the MPV will get a new six-speed manual transmission. The outgoing model currently gets a 5-speed manual gearbox, which comes mated to both the petrol and diesel engine, along with an optional 4-speed torque converter for the petrol model.
Now, we have already told you that the new-gen Maruti Suzuki Ertiga might debut the company’s new 1.5-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine to replace the existing Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre diesel engine, and will likely come mated to this new 6-speed manual gearbox. There is no word on the petrol version getting any mechanical updates, so we expect the existing 1.4-litre K-Series petrol engine to be carried over, along with the 5-speed manual gearbox. It’s also possible that Maruti Suzuki might replace the 4-speed automatic torque converter with its tried and tested AMT system sourced from Magneti Marelli.
As for the new cabin, the new-gen Maruti Suzuki Ertiga appears to get an all-new look with dual tone black and white shade, a new dashboard with larger horizontal aircon vents, a touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control and more. It will also get the 3-spoke multi-functional steering wheel like the new Swift and possibly the twin-pod instrument cluster as well. The cabin will continue to be offered in a 7-seater layout and optional 6-seater model.
The new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has also grown in size thanks to the new Heartect platform. The Indonesia-spec Ertiga measures 4,395 mm in length, 1,735 mm in width, and 1,690 mm in tall, while the wheelbase, however, remains unchanged at 2,740 mm, and these, we believe will be similar for the India-spec model. The Ertiga will come with visual updates like new projector headlamps new chrome grille, new sculpted front bumper, new foglamps, and among others. The MPV will also come with LED daytime running lamps, LED taillamps design, high-mounted LED stop lamp, a new tailgate and a new rear bumper among others.
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