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Maruti Suzuki launches XL6 premium MPV with petrol engine only at INR 9.80 lakh

Written by Parichay Malvankar

A premium 6-seater version of the Ertiga MPV, Maruti Suzuki has launched the new XL6 in India at prices starting from INR 9.80 lakh. There are a total of 2 variants in manual and automatic gearbox options for the XL6. So one can either buy a Zeta MT / AT or Aplha MT / AT. The Maruti Suzuki XL6 will be sold only via the Nexa showrooms and is available only in a petrol engine avatar.

Variants & pricing:

The XL6 measures 4445mm in length, 1775mm in width, 1700mm in height, 2740mm in wheelbase, has a 6-seater capacity, turning radius of 5.2 metres and has a boot space of 209L with all 3 rows up and 692L with 2nd & 3rd row folded. The kerb weight of the XL6 varies between 1180 – 1190 kg.

Powering the Maruti Suzuki XL6 is a K15B petrol engine option only which is BSVI compliant. This is a 1,462cc, 4-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol motor with SHVS technology. This engine produces 105 PS o power @ 6000 RPM and 138 Nm of torque @ 4400 RPM matched to either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic. The XL6 although poses as a rough road friendly premium MPV with body cladding, it comes in a 2WD version only. Maruti Suzuki claims that the XL6 manual can deliver 19.01 kmpl mileage while the automatic can deliver 17.99 kmpl mileage. The XL6 also gets cruise control for long distance touring. For now, it is unclear if the XL6 will be launched with the new 1.5L diesel engine.

Feature list on the outside for the Maruti Suzuki XL6 includes LED headlamps with LED DRLs, LED tail lamps with light guides, front + rear + side body cladding, roof rails, chrome accents on rear door and door handles, 15″ alloy wheels in gloss black, gloss black finish on ORVMs with LED turn indicators, LED fog lamps and new front and rear bumpers.

On the inside, the most noticeable change is the 6-seater cabin with captain seats in the 2nd row. The XL6 comes with leather wrapped steering wheel and leather seats, all-black interior theme, stone-finish applique, recline and slide 2nd row seats, rear AC vents, chrome finish on door handles on the inside, soft touch roof lining, MID with coloured TFT display, gear shift assist, Smartplay Studio touchscreen infotainment system, automatic headlamps, keyless entry, engine start / stop button, cooled cup holders, 4+2 speakers, steering mounted controls and more…

In terms of safety, the XL6 features electronic stability program only on the automatic variants. Otherwise, it gets reverse parking camera and sensors, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and BA, engine immobilizer, ISOFIX, seat belt with pre-tensioner and force limiter, seat belt reminder, speed alert system, speed sensing door lock, rear defogger, central locking and more…

Maruti Suzuki is offering the XL6 in blue, khaki, red, grey, silver and white paint options.