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. Let us check out the new
Luggage Space (L)
209L (all 3 rows up)
692L (2nd & 3rd row folded)
5-speed manual and
Fuel tank capacity
This six-seater MPV from Maruti Suzuki 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. 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 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 is bound to leave you pleasantly surprised with its
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. The 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 and 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 7 inches 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.
Since nothing has changed under the hood for the XL6
compared to the Ertiga, the performance is more or less unchanged too. But the
ride has definitely become a lot plusher with the savvy interiors. There are a
lot of safety features in the car too. The vehicle comes with only a petrol
engine that will have an option of either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed
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. Brakes are similar to the Ertiga with ventilated discs in front
and drum at the rear. The vehicle has a fuel tank capacity of 45 litres.
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 programme)
with Hill Hold function is offered as a standard feature in automatic variants
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