Aiming to offer the comforts of a utility vehicle at the price of a car, Maruti Suzuki launched its brand new utility vehicle ‘Ertiga' in the city on Thursday. Priced between Rs.6.16 lakh and Rs.8.76 lakh, Ertiga comes in seven colours and has three variants each in petrol and diesel segments.
“The car has been designed for Indian conditions and is aimed at catering to the urban Indian families. It offers more flexibility and space than a sedan without being bulky and expensive like an SUV,” Managing Executive Officer - Engineering, Maruti Suzuki, I.V.Rao said during the inauguration ceremony.
“With a fuel efficiency of about 16 kmpl in petrol variants and 20.77 kmpl in diesel variants, Maruti Ertiga offers about 40 per cent more mileage than other vehicles. With lighter weight and a reasonably powerful engine, it also offers the best power to weight ratio,” he said.
Addressing the concerns of longer waiting time for Maruti cars, Mr. Rao said that the diesel engine production facilities are being ramped up to meet the demands and the waiting period will soon be eliminated.