The most esteemed passenger car manufacturer in India, Maruti Suzuki has recorded amazing sales with the Ertiga, the trendy Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV). The Ertiga ideally suits the multipurpose segment due to the roomy and compartmented interiors to fit in many occupants. The CNG version is to commemorate the success contributed by the Ertiga. The company has bagged several prestigious awards with the Ertiga. The CNG model is still in testing stages and is expected to launch in a few months time.
The main reason for the company to build a new CNG variant is to grab a robust position in the utility vehicle segment, to compete with stiff competitors of Duster by Renault and the popular Quanto model by Mahindra. There is cut-throat competition between these cars. The Duster has contributed heaps of profits to Renault that has elevated the significant status of the company to new levels. Maruti Suzuki has an advantage with Ertiga CNG over its stiff competitors since the Xylo, Duster and Quanto are devoid of a CNG engine. The investments for CNG is not too much, the CNG model will be incorporated with the same kit as observed in the petrol model, and is also the same kit fitted in powerful models of Zen Estilo and WagonR.
The CNG Ertiga is fitted with a dynamic 1.4 liter petrol engine with the advanced K series technology that generates shockingly impressive engine outputs of 94 Bhp and highest 130Nm torque with a fuel efficient tank of 60 liters. The high fuel capacity will make Ertiga CNG one of the most desirable models in India.
The company has retained the exterior design with the present Ertiga model; the dimension of the exteriors is expected to have a length of 4265mille meters, 2740mm wheelbase and a decent 185mm ground clearance that can traverse in all city road conditions. The Ertiga possesses a simple yet elegant design and most sources claim that the model offers effective gear handling capacities and a super fun car to drive.
The interiors are tailored with the unique and professional beige theme to offer a heightened luxurious atmosphere. It would be amazing to occupy the rear seats in Ertiga since there are air con vents. The interior room is abundant to venture on long drives with family or friends to accommodate 7-8 occupants, with more than sufficient head and leg room. All variants of Ertiga are fitted with the required standard safety features such as Anti lock braking system, this is expected to be present in the CNG variant also. Maruti Suzuki is confident with the Ertiga CNG generating impressive sales for the company. The car is priced competitively at Rs 7-8 lakhs.
The Ertiga CNG is designed to cater to nuclear families that prevail in India; the company has created this model with required features for a thrilling drive experience. The fuel efficiency and engine outputs are admirable, the company has emphasized on safety to a large extent with basis features in all models. The car has the potential to overwhelm the public with its stylish exterior and roomy interiors. This is an ideal value for money car.