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Old 19th October 2011, 10:21   #376
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Some days back, one of the Maruti officials had said that they are developing RIII as a good commercial vehicle. So, the target is the same - Innova customers. Some for personal use, others for commercial use.
Hope it's not an Eeco with the 1.3 MJD. With the engine specs. and the price range, it'll do good numbers in the commercial segment.

If they are targeting Innova personal customers, they need to give similar/powerful engine with pretty much the same features/stability that Innova offers. Looks like this segment will be hotting up for competition, with the Nissan MPV also scheduled in 2012.
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The article says the Ertiga will run the same 1.3 National engine used by all other Maruti diesel vehicles. If this is true, will it be a good match for the Innova (inspite of undercutting Innova by a good price margin) ? OR is Maruti aiming for the 7-seater taxi segment?
Having seen the pictures of interiors I am sure that it is meant primarily for personal use segment. Thought taxi segment can not be ruled out.
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Hope it's not an Eeco with the 1.3 MJD.
Definitely not. It's rather a bigger longer Ritz. More car-like than van-like.
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Source: Maruti Ertiga(RIII) 7 seater MPV could see a January 2012 Auto Expo launch | IndianCarsBikes.in

"...after plenty of toning down to make the radical concept a solid production reality along with a name that sounds more like a disease than a car, Maruti could launch the Ertiga MPV that will seat seven at the upcoming 2012 Indian Auto Expo

The Ertiga, previously known as the RIII concept, is said to be based on the Ritz, from which it seems to take inspiration in the styling department. The Ertiga is an MPV that is expected to be priced between INR 6-9 Lakhs, thus undercutting the competition(Read, Toyota Innova and the Mahindra Xylo) by quite some measure even though the Maruti Ertiga is a much smaller MPV when compared to the Innova or the Xylo. That there is no product in the INR 6-9 Lakh category worth the salt for the family MPV buyer to take a pick from makes the Ertiga a solid offering in the MPV space.

...The only chink in Marutiís armor seems to be the labour trouble that Indiaís largest car maker is beset with, that could potentially delay the launch of the Ertiga MPV. One that hurdle is overcome, the Ertiga could be the next big thing from Maruti, that could be loved by family MPV buyers and cabbies alike."
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Default re: SCOOP Pics! Maruti Suzuki's new 7 seater MPV Ertiga *UPDATE* Spotted again Pg.29,30

The A Star looked great in pix but what we got was!

Hope the same wont happen to Ertiga! ( what a name !)
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I am still a bit worried about the GC with 7 people on-boards. And that since this is going to be a stretched platform. Might scrape all the bumps on roads. But nevertheless a new segment which will open up a lot of ideas & price corrections also may follow.
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...The only chink in Marutiís armor seems to be the labour trouble that Indiaís largest car maker is beset with, that could potentially delay the launch of the Ertiga MPV. One that hurdle is overcome, the Ertiga could be the next big thing from Maruti, that could be loved by family MPV buyers and cabbies alike."
Yeah, given the trouble at the plant I think they will delay all the new launches. There is enough on their plate right now. The swift waiting list will take while to stabilise.
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Saw it today on NH8. It looks bigger and wider than swift for sure. Almost as big as an MPV like Chevrolet Tavera.

Could not click better pictures as I was alone in the car and driving.
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Saw it today on NH8. It looks bigger and wider than swift for sure. Almost as big as an MPV like Chevrolet Tavera.
Thanks for the pics! You got one of the best comparo shots that many of us want - alongside the Innova! But the width of the car looks almost half of the Innova.

have you compared the length of the RIII to the Tavera ? It does look decently long and I suspect this is a less than 4m car - It simply doesn't look to be.
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It is NOT less than 4m. Period.

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Mmmm.....if its not 4m or less then the Ertiga will not benefit from any subsidies. In that case why not make it longer and thus more spacious?!!
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Mmmm.....if its not 4m or less then the Ertiga will not benefit from any subsidies. In that case why not make it longer and thus more spacious?!!
+1to that.
To take on Innova, Ertiga should have had similar/better engine, more spacious, rock solid reliability, more features and less priced variant-to-variant when compared to than Innova. Something which Xylo tried to attempt.

Innova retails for 13+L, sells 4000+ every month consistently and still has a waiting period (this might be intentional by Toyota). Note that price segment of Ertiga (6-9L) is not even comparable to Innova(13+). Xylo did try to be a decent competitor, but still could not make any dent. At the current projected price, Ertiga would be a good replacement for Tavera/Sumo in the taxi segment.
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Mmmm.....if its not 4m or less then the Ertiga will not benefit from any subsidies. In that case why not make it longer and thus more spacious?!!
I think it is due to the limitations of the chassis. As we all know, this is already stretched from the sub 4 mts ritz chassis. There is only so much they can stretch a chassis safely. If maruti really wanted to compete with the Innova, i think they would have started off with the SX4 chassis.

Another reason could be to not meet the king of the segment the innova head on, as we all know the innova always comes out on top. So in my opinion it was a deliberate move by maruti not to make this product compete directly with Innova.

Personally i support this move of maruti. With this product, maruti is giving the potential customer a car that is easy to drive in confined places. Also there is no need for a chauffeur as the size is quite compact (compared to other people movers). They have an advantage over other manufacturer because they have opened a new segment with no direct competition as yet.
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Saw it today on NH8. It looks bigger and wider than swift for sure. Almost as big as an MPV like Chevrolet Tavera.

Could not click better pictures as I was alone in the car and driving.
Good catch, but pics doesn't prove it is wider than Swift, IMO.

BTW, can anyone post the exact side profile of this car? All the side pics in this forum are views from either front to back or back to front!

Now another news from source: http://indianautosblog.com/2011/10/s...ng-it-in-india

"Suzuki will launch the eagerly awaited Innova killer R3 in Japan before dispatching it to Maruti Suzuki dealer showrooms. The production specification model will bow in during the Auto Expo in January 2012. Spyshots from enthusiast forum Team-BHP.com showed the Ritz-based seven-seater MPV constructed using components lifted from the new Swift."



Credit to Team-BHP!

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70% of size as compared to Innova is infact a best thing about this car.
It'll give her the Size advantage for city usage.
As for Personally owned Innovas', Most of the times i've never seen more than 1 or 2 passengers sitting in it, while consuming a road space of LCV.

Hope it'll feature the build quality & stiffness levels same as of SX4 than Swift or Dzire.
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