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Maruti Suzuki working on 2022 XL6 facelift, spotted testing

Written by Akhil Dalvi

Maruti Suzuki launched their XL6 MPV in 2019 as a more premium and exclusive version of its successful Ertiga MPV. Sold via its NEXA chain of dealerships, the XL6 features a 6-seat configuration, a different front fascia, and a crossover theme. With all of these factors making it vividly different from the Ertiga, Maruti is preparing an update for the XL6. Proving these claims are the recently released spy shots of the heavily camouflaged XL6 test mules seen on the road.

Maruti Suzuki XL6 facelift: Expected Design Changes

Based on the spy images, the XL6 test mule showcases a new front grille along with a new front bumper. Although the front headlamps seem similar to the current-gen XL6, the test mule showcases newly redesigned alloy wheels. The wheels seem similar to the ones found on the Suzuki XL7, which is currently on sale in South East Asia.

Although the XL6 test mule doesn’t showcase many changes at the rear, Maruti Suzuki may implement tweaked taillights. According to sources, Maruti Suzuki may offer a 7-seat configuration in addition to the 6-seats to broaden its appeal. The automaker may also introduce a newly updated equipment list and convenience features along with new upholstery colours.

Maruti Suzuki XL6 facelift: Expected Powertrain Details

Maruti Suzuki will most likely continue with the same 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, mild-hybrid petrol engine found on the current-gen XL6. The facelifted XL6 may also feature the same 5-speed manual or 4-speed torque converter automatic transmissions from the current XL6.

Maruti Suzuki XL6 facelift: Rivals

Since Maruti sells the XL6 with a petrol-only powertrain, the MPV doesn’t have any direct rivals in its segment. Apart from the diesel-powered Mahindra Marazzo, the current-gen XL6 only competes with the Ertiga, which it’s based upon. Meanwhile, the XL6 does have 6-seater rivals in higher segments, such as the Hyundai Alcazar and the Tata Safari.

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Maruti Suzuki is currently updating its highest-selling products, including the current-gen Vitara Brezza, Baleno, and the Alto. Recently, spy shots of the completely redesigned and updated Vitara Brezza have made their rounds on social media. Additionally, spy shots of the upcoming facelifted Baleno with an updated interior cabin have also spread across social media platforms.

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