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Maruti Ertiga MUV Unveiled

New Delhi, 6 January 2012: Country's no. 1 car maker Maruti Suzuki has forayed into the utility vehicle segment by launching its first MUV named Maruti Ertiga. The global premier of the Ertiga took place at the Delhi Auto Expo, 2012. The vehicle is derived from the concept MUV R III which was showcasedin the 2010 Auto Expo

Named as  India's first compact Multi Purpose Vehicle - ERTIGA, is powered by the next generation K-series 1.4litre V V T engine, first offering in the Suzuki portfolio to have this engine. The good looking MUV is a headturner and looks pretty compared to its competitors Toyota Innova and Mahindra Xylo. The vehicle offers a ARAI certified fuel efficencey of Diesel 20.77 and Petrol 16.02 Km per litre.

The Ertiga is distinguished by its compact dimensions (overall length: 4265mm, overall width: 1695mm, overall height: 1685mm). The bold and aggressive stance complemented by the 2740 mm wheel base along with 15 inch alloy wheels combined with a strong shoulder thick section gives Ertiga an absolute power of presence.

The plush and premium interiors of Ertiga exude confidence, elegance, class, versatile character and agility. The interiors offer a host of new features such as a 3-spoke, tilt adjustable electric steering, twin AC, audio system (USB Compatible, 4+2 speakers), steering mounted audio controls, central door locking and keyless entry, multi information display, power windows with auto down and electrically adjustable mirror. The feature rich Ertiga is sure to delight the customer looking for rich features in the MPV.

The Indian specification Ertiga with a petrol engine delivers a peak performance of 70kw@6000rpm and a maximum torque of 130Nm @ 4000rpm. The Certified fuel efficiency (as per CMV Rule 155, India cycle) of Petrol Ertiga is a top of the class 16.02 km per litre.

The Ertiga with the high powered Diesel engine in India will deliver a peak power of 66kw@4000rpm and a top end torque of 200Nm@1750rpm. The Certified fuel efficiency (CMV Rule 155, India cycle) of Diesel Ertiga is a class leading 20.77 km per litre.

The Ertiga offers a three-row flexi-seating options for 7 passengers (2x3x2) that is easier to operate and is high on storage space.

The all new powerful and light weight K-14 VVT petrol engine will debut on Ertiga. In that way it's also a global unveiling and extension of the 'K' family engines. In addition, the Ertiga's diesel variant will be powered by the acclaimed 1.3 litre DDiS Super Turbo diesel engine.

The Utility Vehicle (UV) segment accounts for around 14 per cent of the Indian automobile industry, a 66 per cent (two third) of these are Multi-Purpose Vehicles (MPV), the segment where Ertiga is positioned. In the Indian automobile industry, the MPV is the fastest growing sub-segment amongst UVs showing a growth of around 15 per cent in the last four years. At the same time Utility Vehicles segment (MPV + SUV) have shown a growth rate of over 12 per cent in the last four years.

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