Maruti XL6 is going to be launched in India next week and here are some of the basic details of new upcoming MPV by Maruti including its interior and exterior upgrades from Ertiga, variants, colour options and expected price.
XL6 has been seen on test with camouflage a number of times testing on the Indian roads.In terms of exterior differences, the XL6 gets slightly revised front grille with a single slat chrome housing Maruti logo in the centre connecting the two stylish quad full LED headlamps with integrated Daytime running lamps.
What adds to the sporty touch is fully body cladding, large roof rails.The fog lamp housing is little bit worked as well and it rides on those gunmetal grey 15 inch alloys.For both the front and rear bumpers is skid plates.At the rear, it gets NEXA badging on the rear windshield and XL6 badge lower down.While the tail lamps are similar to Ertiga though it gets L-shaped LED elements in the tail lights.
Entering the interior you will notice all black leather seat upholstery and there is 6 seat configuration with captain seats for all the three rows.It also gets very premium stone garnish finishing with silver accents which adds to the luxuriousness of the MPV and also helps to differentiate from Ertiga.Another addition in the cabin is the new 7 inch smart studio infotainment system.
In terms of features and safety equipments, it will carry all the equipments from Ertiga with certain new features add on which includes automatic headlamps, rain sensing auto wipers, 7 inch smartstudio touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay, android auto and other modern connectivity supports.
Unlike the Ertiga which is offered in both petrol and diesel with CNG option as well, XL6 would only be getting a BS-VI compliant 1.5 litre smart hybrid 4 cylinder K15B petrol engine with 104 BHP of power and 138 NM of maximum torque.Transmission duties includes 5 speed manual and 4 speed automatic gearbox option which comes with a claimed fuel economy of 19.01 kmpl and 17.99 kmpl respectively.
Since XL6 will be sold via the premium Nexa dealerships, it will follow their variant lineup as well.It will be offered in a total of two variants – Zeta and Alpha and the great thing is that both these trims comes offered in manual and automatic options.
There will be a total of 6 colour options in Maruti XL6 which also includes an all new exterior paint theme as well.The colour paints are Premium Silver, Magma Grey, Auburn Red, Arctic White, Nexa Blue and Brave Khaki which is a new paint scheme.
Bookings for the sporty MPV are already underway at a token amount of Rs. 11,000 which can be booked via their website Nexa Experience or by contacting the nearest Nexa showroom.It is expected to carry a premium price tag over regular Ertiga.The Zeta manual is expected to cost Rs. 9.5 Lakhs with the top end Alpha automatic getting a price tag of Rs. 11.2 Lakhs (Prices, Ex Showroom).
Maruti XL6 will be launching in India on August 21, 2019.At the same day, new generation BMW 3 series would also be launched in the country.Along with this, there are a number of car launches for the next two weeks.
No doubt, Maruti Ertiga is going great.It has clocked 70,000 sales recently and is doing sales of over 8,500 units per month.But since the past few months, all the carmakers have faced reduction in their sales including Maruti and with XL6 and upcoming S-Presso hatchback which is slated for October launch, Maruti will surely be able to grab up the lost sales.
In terms of competition, Maruti XL6 will rivalling the likes of Mahindra Marazzo given the price in which it falls although Marazzo is currently available in a diesel powertrain only.