The tried and tested, the most loved, India’s favourite diesel engine is on the verge of being phased out. The 1.3L Fiat-sourced Multijet diesel engine which Maruti Suzuki dubbed as the DDiS 200 is now discontinued on the Ertiga. As of now, the Ertiga is available with the new 1.5L petrol with SHVS and 1.5L diesel engines. The 1.3L motor was not going to be upgraded to BSVI standards, and hence, nearly every car with this diesel engine will soon be available only with a petrol option.
The petrol K15B engine is sold in two avatars, one with SHVS and one with a CNG kit. The 1.5L, 4-cylinder petrol motor produces 105 HP of power @ 6000 RPM and 138 Nm of torque @ 4400 RPM matched to a manual and automatic gearbox combination. The Ertiga petrol delivers 19.01 kmpl in manual, 17.99 kmpl in automatic and 26.20 km/kg in CNG avatars.
The diesel engine on offer for the Ertiga is a 1,498cc, DDiS 225, 4-cylinder, turbocharged motor producing 95 HP of power @ 4000 RPM and 225 Nm of torque @ 1500-2500 RPM matched to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The diesel Ertiga has a claimed fuel efficiency number of 24.20 kmpl.
The K15B petrol motor with SHVS smart hybrid is BSVI compliant while the same engine in the CNG avatar is BSIV compliant. Even the 1.5L diesel is BSIV compliant at the moment.
The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga finds rivals in the form of Mahindra Marazzo, Honda BR-V and the flop show Renault Lodgy. A total of 10 Ertiga variants are on offer via Maruti Suzuki Arena showrooms and soon, the brand will be introducing a 6-seater version called the XL6. The XL6 based on the Ertiga will be a premium product, and hence sold via the Nexa showrooms. Just like what Honda did with the Mobilio and BR-V, expect similar stuff between the Ertiga and the XL6. The XL6 will have plenty of styling changes on the front fascia for better product differentiation.