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Old 12th April 2012, 20:51   #601
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Why would Ertiga be a hit:
1. Maruti- Check
2. VFM- Check
3. Low maintenance- Check
4. Good track record of MSI in terms of quality and customer service- Check
5. Bigger than a hatch (can stuff all those luggage and can reach from inside), so looks premium but also falls into the "parking will be easy" thinking.
6. Good upgrade from a small hatch. I in fact opine that many potential Swift customers will move to Ertiga

Its a total Mis-Conception by we consumers when it comes to Maruti cars.

1) Agreed the service network is spread across the country like no one has done.

2) Agreed that the service centres take care of the car, when the car goes in for service

BUT

Actually, a Maruti is not lighter on the purse

IT IS CERTAINLY NOT. We have 4 Maruti's in the family including the Sx4, 800's and a Zen, all the cars Age very very bad Its just will not be the same car over 50,000 kms, and no matter whatever you do, the freshness will never return back. The service intervals, the spare cost, service costs are just too high. Its a fact which many fail to understand. The only Silver-lining is they do the job. Thats it.

Let me not go further Off-Topic here. Untill i read the T-BHP Review.

The Ertiga as a Concept is a fantastic preposition, Price OTR Bangalore is reportedly goes beyond 9.50 lacs, How VFM it is only time will tell.

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Its a total Mis-Conception by we consumers when it comes to Maruti cars.

1) Agreed the service network is spread across the country like no one has done.

2) Agreed that the service centres take care of the car, when the car goes in for service

BUT

Actually, a Maruti is not lighter on the purse

IT IS CERTAINLY NOT. We have 4 Maruti's in the family including the Sx4, 800's and a Zen, all the cars Age very very bad Its just will not be the same car over 50,000 kms, and no matter whatever you do, the freshness will never return back. The service intervals, the spare cost, service costs are just too high. Its a fact which many fail to understand. The only Silver-lining is they do the job. Thats it.

Let me not go further Off-Topic here. Untill i read the T-BHP Review.
OK What's the alternative? Considering their sales numbers they are doing quiet well, unlike the so called 'premium' Johnny come lately's.
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Default Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Launched

On 12/4/2012, Maruti Suzuki has launched it's highly anticipated Ertiga in the Indian Automobile Market.
Maruti Ertiga 7-Seater : Auto Expo 2012-opening.jpg

Price (Ex-Showroom Mumbai):
Petrol
Lxi - INR 6,23,390
Vxi - INR 6,97,927
Zxi - INR 7,67,806

Diesel
Ldi - 7,71,589
Vdi - 8,34,569
Zdi - 8,88,689

Engine Options:
  • Petrol: A 1.4L engine generating 93.7 BHP of power & 130 Nm of torque.
  • Diesel: A 1.3L engine generating 88.8 BHP of power & 200 Nm of torque.

Dimensions:
Length - 4265mm
Width - 1695mm
Height - 1685mm
Wheel base - 2740mm
Ground Clearance - 185mm
(240mm sliding for 1st and 2nd row seats)

High Points:
  • Maruti Suzuki call it a LUV (Life Utility Vehicle)
  • Claimed fuel efficiency of 16.02kmpl petrol & 20.77kmpl diesel.
  • Available in six trim levels (LXi/LDi, VXi/VDi, ZXi, ZDi) & seven colours: Serene Blue, Ecru Beige, Dusky Brown, Firebrick Red, Superior White, Granite Grey, Silky Silver.
  • Dashboard is a replica of what you have seen in the New Swift DZire.
  • Third row seats are cramped - useful for short drives.
  • Top end "Z" variants get standard Front Dual SRS Airbags, ABS with Brake Assist & EBD.
  • Cargo storage space behind the third row seats is minimum (135 Litres). But ofcourse you have the fold-down third row seats.
  • A good option for people looking out for more space. (just for storage and not for passengers)

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Exterior Shots:
The Side Profile
Maruti Ertiga 7-Seater : Auto Expo 2012-side-profile.jpg

New Design Head-Lamp
Maruti Ertiga 7-Seater : Auto Expo 2012-head-lamp.jpg

Maruti Ertiga 7-Seater : Auto Expo 2012-front.jpg

Looks good from the rear three quarter angle
Maruti Ertiga 7-Seater : Auto Expo 2012-rear-3-quarter.jpg

Rear Profile - Tail Lamps look very small for the size of the car. No chrome accents on the tail-gate.
Maruti Ertiga 7-Seater : Auto Expo 2012-rear-full.jpg

Maruti Ertiga 7-Seater : Auto Expo 2012-rear-profile.jpg

ORVM is shared with the Swift and Swift DZire.
Maruti Ertiga 7-Seater : Auto Expo 2012-shared-orvm.jpg

Tail Lamp
Maruti Ertiga 7-Seater : Auto Expo 2012-tail-lamp.jpg

15" Alloy Wheels
Maruti Ertiga 7-Seater : Auto Expo 2012-15-inch-alloys.jpg

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Interior Shots:
Steering wheel with audio controls.
Maruti Ertiga 7-Seater : Auto Expo 2012-steering.jpg

Dashboard is a replica of the new Swift DZire.
Maruti Ertiga 7-Seater : Auto Expo 2012-dashboard.jpg

Double Din Stereo
Maruti Ertiga 7-Seater : Auto Expo 2012-stereo-air-con.jpg

Minimalistic instrument cluster
Maruti Ertiga 7-Seater : Auto Expo 2012-speedo-tacho.jpg

2nd row Air Conditioner - roof mounted
Maruti Ertiga 7-Seater : Auto Expo 2012-secondary-air-con.jpg

Maruti Ertiga 7-Seater : Auto Expo 2012-gear-knob-minimum-storage.jpg

Texture of the seat is very nice, will be a dust magnet though
Maruti Ertiga 7-Seater : Auto Expo 2012-seat-texture.jpg

The 60:40 2nd row seats & rear leg room. 3rd row seats have enough space only for kids. (Adults can sit only for short drives)
Maruti Ertiga 7-Seater : Auto Expo 2012-3rd-row-leg-room.jpg

2nd row seats get sliding adjust as well
Maruti Ertiga 7-Seater : Auto Expo 2012-2rd-row-front-back-seats.jpg

Maruti Ertiga 7-Seater : Auto Expo 2012-2nd-row-60-flat.jpg

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IT IS CERTAINLY NOT. We have 4 Maruti's in the family including the Sx4, 800's and a Zen, all the cars Age very very bad Its just will not be the same car over 50,000 kms, and no matter whatever you do, the freshness will never return back. The service intervals, the spare cost, service costs are just too high. Its a fact which many fail to understand. The only Silver-lining is they do the job. Thats it.
Given our pretty challenging road and environmental condition, I wonder how many cars will age well anyway? For a person who does normal maintenance and normal care for a car (like just regular servicing, washing, cleaning etc) and not an auto enthusiast, I would think any brand that sells in India, gives the same sort of life. So its just better to go for the cheapest and most reliable, which would be MSIL?
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Woah almost 10 lakhs take home price for diesel top end. Thats way too much. Why not spend a couple of lakhs more and get an innova.

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Default Re: Maruti Ertiga 7-Seater : Auto Expo 2012

^^ Exactly.

If I were looking for a large spacious hatch, I'd consider the Jazz. If I'm looking for a 7-seater MUV, I'd buy the Innova.

Maruti may seem to have dissected the segments well with the Ertiga, pricing it at 10 lakhs a pop. Right in between the Jazz and the Innova. It's no surprise really. The Swift diesel (top-end) retails at 8 lakhs or so.

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Woah almost 10 lakhs take home price for diesel top end. Thats way too much. Why not spend a couple of lakhs more and get an innova.
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Probably because if one could afford an Innova, one would have bought one already. And the Innova one would get at a couple of lakhs more would be the bottom variant.

In the Team BHP review, please also check how the rear suspension behaves with a full complement of passengers. Marutis generally bottom out pretty easily, so this might be a concern especially since this is being compared with the Innova which has a well-sorted, long-travel rear suspension.
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Why not remove the 3rd row seats altogether, push the middle row all the way back, and use it as a 5 seater with loads of legroom and boot space?
I know some guys who have removed the middle row of the innovation and use it like a Limo :-) . A Point in case here? Weird but classy!
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I still feel both the engines would be underpowered.
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Default Re: Maruti Ertiga 7-Seater : Auto Expo 2012

ZDI offers the following over the Vdi

Airbag(Driver+Co Passenger)
Alloy wheels(5)
Steering Mounted Audio Controls
Tweeters
Driver Seat Height Adjust
Rear Wash/Wipe/Demister
Outside Temp Guage

Price for the above is 50k. Seems its worth it. Brother booked Vdi since its readily available but I am trying to coerce him to go for the Zdi. Makes sense right?

Also:'White Color' unlike the other premium Maruti Models is non Mettalic Superior While. I was expecting the Pearl Artic White. Hope there is some price difference.
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Default Re: Maruti Ertiga 7-Seater : Auto Expo 2012

Looks a Swift from front and a wagon R from the back. But Maruti's aggressive pricing should fetch em some customers. The DDiS is indeed a gem. Would be interesting to see how the MPV buyers respond to this.
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^^ Exactly.

If I were looking for a large spacious hatch, I'd consider the Jazz. If I'm looking for a 7-seater MUV, I'd buy the Innova.

Maruti may seem to have dissected the segments well with the Ertiga, pricing it at 10 lakhs a pop. Right in between the Jazz and the Innova. It's no surprise really. The Swift diesel (top-end) retails at 8 lakhs or so.
Dont forget the additional excise (is it 8%?) more due to the engine size & length of the car beyond 4mtrs. So although we are paying more than 2L for the 2 seats, GOI is laughing away to the bank more than MSIL..
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ZDI offers the following over the Vdi

Airbag(Driver+Co Passenger)
Alloy wheels(5)
Steering Mounted Audio Controls
Tweeters
Driver Seat Height Adjust
Rear Wash/Wipe/Demister
Outside Temp Guage

Price for the above is 50k. Seems its worth it.
yes indeed upgrade is worth it,personally though would opt for vdi (very tight finances);my heart beats for alloys and rear wipers rest all are just ok stuff

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