Maruti Suzuki will soon be updating its MPV Ertiga in India that will also get the company’s SHVS hybrid technology that currently powers Ciaz diesel. The company will also be offering its AMT automatic transmission in the facelift Ertiga mated to the 1.4-lt petrol engine.
Ertiga was launched in 2012 and has had a few updates already though they were primarily cosmetic. Maruti Suzuki will now launch a facelift of the Ertiga that will be powered by the same 1.4-lt petrol engine and SHVS diesel engine that powers the Ciaz sedan as well. While market response to the Ciaz SHVS has not been electric, Maruti Suzuki is soon expected to offer this technology throughout its line-up of diesel vehicles. With this technology under its hood, the Ertiga will also get the auto start/stop feature that comes standard with SHVS. We will soon be revealing details about the new features and additions that will be made to Ertiga in a different post.
Moving from the engine to the transmission, the Ertiga currenly gets a 5-speed manual transmission throughout its portfolio. However, Maruti Suzuki will now be offering the AMT automatic transmission as well mated to Ertiga’s 1.4-lt petrol engine. The AMT transmission will be available in Vxi variant only and might not be an option with the CNG version. 5-speed manual transmission will however continue as it is throughout the line-up.
|The official document that we have received from our sources reveals that AMT will be available in Vxi trim. Note - SHVS symbol on top confirms that the facelift Ertiga will get this technology in diesel version.|