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Old 3rd September 2011, 18:41   #331
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Default re: SCOOP Pics! Maruti Suzuki's new 7 seater MPV Ertiga *UPDATE* Spotted again Pg.29,30

Only point to make:

How much a 1.3 DDIS can pull? Is that enough for a MUV of such size?
I thought at least a 1.6L should be needed.

Why is it that Suzuki/Tata not working out deals with Fiat on the 1.6MJD?
Is something happening on that front?
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Why is it that Suzuki/Tata not working out deals with Fiat on the 1.6MJD?
Is something happening on that front?
I read somewhere that Maruti has signed up for the license of 1.6 MJD from Fiat. It was couple of months back. I guess if that happens, it should first come in SX4 facelift / refresh which is due in 2 years or so.
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Only point to make:

How much a 1.3 DDIS can pull? Is that enough for a MUV of such size?
I thought at least a 1.6L should be needed.
Anyone who has driven 1.3 DDIS with 5 passengers+moderate trunk load of stuff will know with how much difficulty the car pulls. I'm sure this will be a limitation for a MPV driven with this engine. But, I still feel this MPV will be a run away success for Maruti.
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How much a 1.3 DDIS can pull? Is that enough for a MUV of such size?
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Anyone who has driven 1.3 DDIS with 5 passengers+moderate trunk load of stuff will know with how much difficulty the car pulls.
1.3 DDiS is not that bad ! I have driven my Swift D with 5 passengers at 160 on a highway. Pulls clean and still more juice left, I left trying higher speeds. The car can cruise without any problems with 5 passengers and a decent load. Even the SX4 D which I TD'ed was good to cruise - never felt it is under powered.

Ohh yeah, you cannot win a drag race on 1.3 MJD loaded with 5 adults.

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If a Versa with a 82bhp 1.3liter petrol engine could do wonders in pulling loads(which I have experienced on multiple occasions) ,a 1.3DDiS should be able to do well in similar circumstances.
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1.3 DDiS is not that bad ! I have driven my Swift D with 5 passengers at 160 on a highway. Pulls clean and still more juice left, I left trying higher speeds. The car can cruise without any problems with 5 passengers and a decent load. Even the SX4 D which I TD'ed was good to cruise - never felt it is under powered.

Ohh yeah, you cannot win a drag race on 1.3 MJD loaded with 5 adults.

But the MPV will also be much heavier in weight compared to Swift
(SX4 included I hope). With such increased mass, where does that leave
the 1.3 DDIS? I hear/read that for SX4 it does a decent job. But some how I
very much doubt if it would work for the people mover.
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Default re: SCOOP Pics! Maruti Suzuki's new 7 seater MPV Ertiga *UPDATE* Spotted again Pg.29,30

I feel the Ertiga will be no heavier than the SX4 at some 1200 kgs and 1.3 DDiS would be adequate. When the Altis can do with a 1.4 with similar figures; so can a light build Maruti Ertiga, with slightly shorter gearing to mask the heft.
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Whatever the Ertiga has to provide, according to me a corrected rear-end to the Ritz will do wonders to this great car.
Be it three rows or two rows. Its only the rear-end thats playing the spoil sport for Ritz all this while.

Frankly I love the car a lot. And I am happy that its getting a back-lift along with an additional row.
People have different opinions.For me the only thing appealing in the ritz is the very european rear.I just hate the front,looks like a mangled swift.

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I just hope that the 1.3DDiS can provide good driveability in city traffic and Maruti gives it not-too-hard clutch and smooth gearshift (like SX4)

Very possible that the same gearbox is carried over from the sx4.maruti just loves sharing components.Am not complaining because a share of the cost savings is passed on to the customer.

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My Maruti ASC, from where I picked up my Esteem today after servicing, mentioned December 2011 as the launch month for the MPV. Also, the new M800 is expected to hit the roads in the same month, according to him.
Very unlikely.Most probably it might be shown in the 2012 jan autoexpo and deliveries should commence around apr-may.But its just a wild guess
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Source: Ertiga is Maruti's new mini-MPV | Autocar India
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Found some more pics online,courtesy CarWale,AutoBild India and The Automotive India. Looks pretty vanilla,especially in LXi trim.A far cry from the stunning R-III concept.

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I seem to have found my new car. I was looking for a 7 seater and my search ends here.
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Default re: SCOOP Pics! Maruti Suzuki's new 7 seater MPV Ertiga *UPDATE* Spotted again Pg.29,30

Let me suggest a new name - Suzuki Zindagi

BTW, I still have a doubt - is the roof arched like that of Ritz, or flat like Swift / WR?

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If the Maruti MUV drives 80% like the Swift and offers 80% of Innova's practicality, then I am ready with my money to buy this one!
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Default re: SCOOP Pics! Maruti Suzuki's new 7 seater MPV Ertiga *UPDATE* Spotted again Pg.29,30

The car looks like a stretched estate version of the swift. How is the space inside ?
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Default re: SCOOP Pics! Maruti Suzuki's new 7 seater MPV Ertiga *UPDATE* Spotted again Pg.29,30

I think its a very practical car. I never thought I could use an innova on a daily basis due to its sheer size and also it never offered you that driving ease. And the 6th / 7th seats are always used occasionally. So if the ertiga is priced right, i could be in line! 8.5 lakhs OTR bangalore for the VDI version would be just right. 1 lakh above the dzire VDI and about 80k lesser than the SX4 VDI. Anything more and it would be disastrous. They have to get the diesel version's pricing right. A car of this size will be bought mostly in diesel. Atleast 80% sales should come from diesel.
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