2022 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga facelift new vs old: design, features, engines
With the Ertiga facelift now launched, we compare it with its predecessor to see what’s different.
the Maruti-Suzuki The Ertiga facelift has just been launched in india, with prices starting at Rs 8.35 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Although the changes to the updated Ertiga over the pre-facelift model are subtle, we compared the two cars to see exactly what has changed.
- The interior and exterior design of the new Ertiga receives slight updates
- Gets new 7.0-inch SmartPlay Pro touchscreen and Suzuki Connect
- Uses the new 1.5-litre DualJet petrol engine; gets a 6-speed automatic transmission
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga new vs old: exterior design
Pre-facelift Maruti Suzuki Ertiga (left), new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga (right)
Styling-wise, there isn’t much that sets the Ertiga facelift apart from the older model, as the overall silhouette, proportions and appearance have remained largely unchanged. The easiest way to distinguish the refreshed Ertiga is the new front grille with an integrated “winged” chrome trim, the two-tone alloy wheels and the chrome trim on the tailgate. In addition to these, Maruti is also offering two new colors – Splendid Silver and Dignity Brown – which are accompanied by previously available Auburn Red, Magma Grey, Arctic White and Oxford Blue hues.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga new vs old: interior and specs
Inside, the Ertiga facelift carries over the same dashboard design and general cabin layout as the pre-facelift MPV. New is the Metallic Teak faux wood finish on the dash as well as the new two-tone seat upholstery.
Pre-facelift Maruti Suzuki Ertiga (top), new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga (bottom)
Other notable interior changes include the ZXI+ trim’s new 7.0-inch SmartPlay Pro touchscreen infotainment system fully equipped with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, as well as connected car technology. Suzuki Connect” with over 40 features and an integrated voice assistant. The feature list also includes cruise control, automatic headlights, rear parking camera, power foldable ORVMs, air-cooled cupholders and air vents for all three rows. There are also a number of safety features, such as four airbags, ABS with EBD and BA, hill hold assist, ESP and ISOFIX mounts.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga new vs old: powertrains
One of the main changes to the Ertiga facelift is the adoption of the new 1.5 liter DualJet engine with start-stop technology which produces 103 hp and 136.8 Nm, which is 2 hp and 1.2 Nm less than this that the outgoing 1.5 engine produced. As the name of the engine suggests, this block uses two injectors per cylinder, which should in theory make it punchier and more efficient. The Ertiga facelift also happens to be the first Maruti Suzuki model in India to use the 1.5-liter DualJet engine, a unit which is expected to be used by the brand’s other offerings in the future. The new Ertiga is also available with a CNG variant which uses the same engine, although here power drops to 87hp and 121.5Nm when running on CNG and 100hp and 136Nm when running on CNG. petrol mode.
Pre-facelift Maruti Suzuki Ertiga (top), new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga (bottom).
As standard, the Ertiga facelift comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox (with a claimed mileage of 20.51 kpl) like the old model, however, the updated MPV replaced the old torque converter 4-speed automatic by a new 6-speed unit with paddle shifters (with claimed mileage of 20.30 kpl). The Ertiga CNG only comes paired with a 5-speed manual and is said to return 26.11 km/kg.
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In terms of competitors, the Ertiga facelift takes on the likes of the Mahindra Marazzo, Kia Carensand his brother – the XL6 – which is also set to get a makeover on April 21, 2022.
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