Ertiga to come in AT Version in Indonesia and India

Emerging reports suggest that Japan-based auto giant Suzuki is working to introduce an Automatic Transmission (AT) variant of Ertiga in Indonesia in the near future.

Citing numerous Indonesia-based Suzuki dealers, various reports say that Automatic Transmission version of the car will soon be available for purchase in the Indonesian markets.

The Automatic Transmission version is expected to provide a big boost to the sales of the car in Indonesia. The car is already selling more than 7000 units per month on an average, thus it will be a right decision for the manufacturer to launch one more variant of the car to provide customers with one more option. At present, only Maruti Ertiga is available in Indonesian markets only in the petrol version. The petrol version of the car comes equipped with a 1.4-litre K-Series petrol engine.

Ertiga to come in AT Version in Indonesia and India
If the speculations are to be believed, the Automatic Transmission version of Ertiga will also be made available in the Indian markets soon. India counts among the Japanese auto giant’s largest markets.

In case Ertiga really comes in the Automatic Transmission version, it will be the first MPV to come equipped with an automatic gearbox, which will provide it with yet another competitive edge over its competitors. The manufacturer is already offering the four-speed Automatic Transmission in the Dzire, SX4 and A-Star in India.

Mahindra Xylo vs. Maruti Ertiga: Comparison

Basic features of Xylo and Ertiga:

Maruti has launched its first utility article in the name of Ertiga. The Ertiga is in a tough completion with Mahindra Xylo. The new Xylo is feature packed and very stylish. The new etriga comes in petrol and diesel both. Whereas, the shinning Xylo is a diesel unit.  It has been come into consideration that the latest Mahindra Xylo will encompass re-energized lens headlights in addition to incorporated orange turn indicators, cruise control, along with mobile phone Bluetooth connectivity. Whereas, Maruti Ertiga derives its style statement from Swift Desire and the Maruti Ritz. The aggressive front represents the swift while the back end resembles the Ritz.

Mahindra Xylo in India  Maruti Ertiga in india

Interiors and exteriors: Highly convincing

The Mahindra Xylo is accessible in two sorts of engines. The exteriors and interiors are away from any kind of comparison, the large and roomy interiors provide a comfortable feeling making you feel at peace even when you’re wedged in hectic traffic. The interiors of Ertiga are again a rip off from Ritz and Swift. However, the space on the inside is a little disappointing unlike Mahindra Xylo.

Mahindra Xylo Interior

The Feature list of Maruti Ertiga includes electronic power steering, power windows, steering mounted audios and stereo system with AUX/USB. Xylo features count foldable stretch seats, airbags, ABS etc. Each of the feature of and the style that the Xylo boasts is exceptional and the Xylo’s vigorous and elegant look provides the ideal picture of an MUV being expanded as Multi Utility Vehicle.

Maruti Ertiga Interiors

Mileage and utility check:

The Xylo is available in four variants. They are E2, E4, E6 and E8. All variants are equipped with a 2.5 litre, 4-cylinder, turbocharged diesel m-eagle CRDe engine that generates a power of 112 bhp at 3800 rpm and a torque of 235 Nm at 1800  to 3000 rpm. M-eagle engine is a revolutionary engine

Mahindra Xylo in India

technology that helps deliver greater power output and enhanced fuel efficiency.  Whereas, the maruti ertiga with 1.4 litre VVT petrol engine capable of making 95 PS at 6000 rpm with 130 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. The diesel on the other hand is with a 1.3 DDiS turbo charged diesel engine and churns out 90 PS at 4000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 1750 rpm. Both models are mated to a five-speed gearbox with a nice appetite for both the city and the highways.

Maruti Ertiga In India

Price features:

Mahindra Xylo prices are always Exciting. This powerful MUV is available at Indian stores with a cutting edge price of Rs. 7,68,000. However, the new Xylo price starts at 7.37 lakh ex-showroom Delhi. The Mdi CRDe engine powered Mahindra Xylo D2 is the cheapest range followed by similarly powered Mahindra Xylo D4 that has a price tag of 7.77 lakh. The Mahindra Xylo E4 and Mahindra Xylo E4 ABS has a price of Rs. 8.11 lakh and 8.34 lakh respectively.

However, the Maruti Ertiga has a starting price of Rs 5.89 lakh ex-showroom Delhi. The petrol variant will go against the likes of high end hatchback cars like Honda Jazz and Hyundai i20. The robust diesel variant with a starting price of 7.3 lakh will compete with mid-sizes sedans such as Hyundai Fluidic Verna and the Honda City in the Indian Market.

Maruti Suzuki reports a decline of 3.04% in their profits of Q4 of FY 2011-2012

The compact car giant of India, Maruti Suzuki India, has reported a decline of 3.04 per cent in their revenue generation from sales for the fiscal year 2011-2012, which amounts to Rs.639.8 crore. The firm made a net profit in the very same period of the previous fiscal year of Rs 659.9 crore. The net sales of Maruti India has surged to about Rs.11,486.4crore in the fourth quarter in comparison to the Rs.9,796.7 crore in the previous fiscal year’s equivalent period. By the end of March 31, 2012 the firm made a net profit of 28.55 per cent that turned out to be Rs.1,631 crore opposite to the Rs.2,288.7 crore it made in the previous fiscal year. Evidently these figures show a very huge gap between the profit of 2011 and 2012 for sure.

Maruti Suzuki reports a decline of 3.04% in their profits of Q4 of FY 2011-2012
Maruti Suzuki’s actual net sales were calculated to Rs.34,705.9crorefor the fiscal year of 2011-2012 in complete opposition of the Rs.35,849 crore of the fiscal year of 2010-2011. The firm had a proposal to give out 150 per cent for the year 2011-2012 that came to Rs.7 per share on a face value of Rs.5 each share. When the dividend in 2010-2011 was paid, it was the same too. In the final quarter of 2011-2012, the firm made a sales of nearly 3,60,334 units when compared to the 3,43,340 units of the same period in 2012-2011. This shows a growth in sales of 4.9 per cent. Maruti Suzuki India is contemplating to turn the tables around with the immediately launched MPV of Maruti Ertiga. The bookings of Maruti Ertiga have already passed the volume of 15,000 within seven days of its launch in the global market of automobile.

Maruti Ertiga in India

With other cars of Maruti Suzuki India in the Indian automobile market, the much anticipated Maruti Ertiga has made a very visible wave that has been ripping apart its competitors since it has been launched globally this month. For a while, the firm had a slowdown in its sales because of the majority of its models are petrol based in the current automobile market. The rising price of petrol has also made people opt for the diesel fuel based cars where Maruti Suzuki India does not have enough diesel fuel based car models to offer to the Indian customers who are very cost conscious when it comes to fuel price. Whatever cars Maruti Suzuki offers in diesel fuel variants, the customers are not very satisfied with that for they do not offer as much comfort and features the other car manufacturers give through there diesel cars.

For compact cars, till now only Tata Nano has givenMaruti Suzuki India a tough competition, but when it comes to stylish compact cars at an affordable rate then Maruti Suzuki India still rules the automobile market of India.

Maruti Ertiga in India Preview

Maruti Suzuki will be adding another first in its long history of achievements at the upcoming Delhi Auto Expo 2012. Using this platform, the largest car maker in India is going to showcase the Maruti Ertiga, its first ever offering in the compact MPV segment.

The Exteriors:

Maruti has based the Ertiga on its Ritz platform. The car carries a family oriented design and its front has an uncanny similarity to the Ritz. However, the headlights have been peeled back and have been stretched right up to its prominent wheel arches, which is a styling concept inspired from the latest Swift. Its front bumper has been styled in a sporty manner and boasts of a large inlet for air. Enclosures have been provided to its fog lights. Maruti has not gone for excessive styling at the rear end and has retained a more general look.

Maruti Ertiga in India

Dimensions that have been provided to the Maruti Ertiga include a length of 4265mm along with standing height of 1685mm. Its wheelbase of 2740mm has provided the car with the ability to accommodate more passengers, thereby helping it to project the image of being a large, family car as per Indian family standards.


The Maruti Ertiga will be able to adequately accommodate seven passengers. An interesting feature that has been provided to this car is its corrugated roof that provides added strength. Maruti has put in sincere efforts to give this mini-MPV more of a car-like feeling. To ensure the same, it has retained in the car the same steering wheel and dashboard that has been provided to the Swift. The interiors have also been given with more premium looks by making use of lighter materials.

Maruti Ertiga interior Maruti Ertiga interior

Although it cannot be said that the Ertiga provides as much space as the market leader Toyota Innova does, it has on its part made efforts to ensure passenger comfort, particularly for the occupants of the middle as well as last row. Both rows of passengers will get the comfort of the air conditioning in a more pronounced manner thanks to the AC vents that have been roof-mounted. However, a thing that seems strange is the fact that even the high-end ZDi and ZXi variants have not been provided with the feature of climate control.

Engine and Power Factor:

In the Maruti Ertiga, the manufacturer is introducing a latest engine from its widely appreciated K-series of engines. The K14 provided to this car is, as its name indicates, a 1.4L petrol engine that has been additionally provided with the VVT (Variable Valve Timing) feature. The engine has been blessed with the capacity of generating maximum power of 95Bhp and will delver peak torque of 13kgm. It has also been provided with a 1.3L diesel engine variant, similar to the SX4, which achieves maximum power and peak torque of 89Bhp and 20.39kgm respectively.


The Maruti Ertiga is expected to be offered in the market at a competitive price between Rs.6 lacs and Rs.9 Lacs.

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Maruti Ertiga in India