Maruti Suzuki India launched a new premium MPV, the XL6
based on the Ertiga platform. This vehicle is a wee bit bigger in dimension
that the Ertiga with a lot of sophisticated features and will be available
exclusively through Nexa outlets of Maruti Suzuki.
The XL6 was launched in the presence of Kenichi Ayukawa,
Managing Director and CEO, and Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director,
Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki Ltd, besides several senior officials of
This six-seater has a very stylish exterior and the
vehicle has a subtle resemblance to an SUV. The vehicle has been priced at a
starting tag of Rs 9.79 lakh and will only come with a petrol engine that will
have an option of a manual and automatic transmission. The BS6 petrol engine is the K15B Smart Hybrid
1462cc powering the Ertiga and it delivers a fuel efficiency of 19.0 kmpl for
the manual transmission and 17.99kmpl for the AT. The K15 engine offers peak
power of 103.25hp@6000rpm and maximum torque of 138Nm@4400rpm.The XL6 will be
available in a 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmission options. Brakes
are similar to the Ertiga with ventilated discs in front and drum at the rear.
The XL6 has a length of 4445mm, a width of 1775mm, height
of 1700mm and a wheelbase of 2740mm. It has turning radius of 5.2 metre. Except
for the wheelbase and the turning radius which is the same the length, width
and height are a tad more than the Ertiga. The vehicle hasa fuel tank capacity
of 45 litres.
The XL6 MPV has a raised hood and a unique grille with
bold cross-bar design element sweeping into the head-lamps ending with the
inset LED DRLs. The XL6 has signature Quad LED headlamps and tail lamps with
LED light guide. It has stylish all black Alloy wheels, Roof rails and side
claddings. The tyre size is 185/65 R15.
The story of the XL6 does not start and end with the exteriors.
The interior will leave you pleasantly
surprised with its plush character.
It is all black interiors, with Premium stone finish and
rich silver accents sweeping across the cabin. It has leather wrapped flat bottom steering
wheel with easy access controls and cruise control switches. The comfortable
seats are bolstered with premium leather upholstery.
The 3-row seating has captain seats in 2nd row and
reclining 3rd row seats. 3rd row passengers have ease of ingress and egress,
thanks to one touch recline and slide mechanism on the 2nd row seats. There is
also a rear AC.
There is ample utility space within, such as ventilated
cup holders, overhead console, accessory sockets in each row along. Boot space
is 209 litres with all three rows up, 550 litres with 3rd row folded
and 692 litres with 2nd row and 3rd row folded.
The vehicle comes with a slim wide Instrument panel. A
connected infotainment system connects the vehicle to the cloud. The
customizable 17.8cm SmartPlay Studio touchscreen enhances the driving
experience with Smartplay Studio application. The system is completely
integrated with the car displaying key vehicle information such as Low fuel
alert, fuel economy etc.
Safety features are plenty in this car as it is based on
Suzuki’s 5th Generation HEARTECT platform. The all-new XL6 is compliant with
all Indian safety regulations like Frontal offset impact, side impact and
pedestrian protection. It is equipped with a host of safety features such as
dual front airbags, ABS (Anti-lock-Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake
force Distribution), front seat belts with Pre-tensioners and Force Limiters,
ISOFIX child seat anchorages, high speed warning alert, reverse parking sensors
as a standard fitment across all variants. ESP (electronic stability program)
with Hill Hold function is offered as a standard feature in automatic variants
Luggage Space (L)
209L (all 3 rows up)
692L (2nd & 3rd row folded)
5-speed manual and
Fuel tank capacity
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