The Maruti Ertiga MPV has been with us for the better part of three years now. As a result, it’s expected that Maruti Suzuki is working on a facelift to keep it fresh up against the Honda Mobilio and the Chevrolet Enjoy. A prototype with minimal camouflage has been photographed, by Maruti-only spy photographer GaadiWaadi.com.
The overall design remains the same except the new sporty front bumper and tweaked grill.
Don’t expect a major cosmetic change to present themselves as the camouflage only hides what must be a reworked front and a refreshed rear. Look closely and you’ll be able to see that the front bumper design has been altered slightly, with the new alloy wheel design to give a fresh look.
Judging from the photos, the facelifted Ertiga could also sport a new front grille design – something along the lines of the new Maruti SX4 S-cross, perhaps? At the back, the rear bumper is expected to get a slightly different design compared to the current Ertiga, allowing for a sportier look.
Maruti has also given new design for the alloy wheels.
Technical specifications are expected to carry over from the current-gen Maruti Ertiga with a possible minor upgrade for better fuel efficiency to regain the most fuel efficient MPV crown from Honda Mobilio.At present, the 1.4-litre K-Series petrol engine delivers 16.02 kmpl while the 1.3-litre diesel engine returns 20.77 kmpl. Taking the Swift as reference, expect a 10 percent increase of these figures.
The spy photographers also speculate the refreshed Ertiga to get AMT (with Safety lock & parking gear option) as well. Furthermore, electrically retractable wing mirrors, a Bluetooth-enabled music system, keyless entry and start/stop system should make way on the top-end variant.
With prototypes of the refreshed Ertiga already driving about, expect Maruti to pull back the covers on the refreshed Ertiga by the middle of 2015.
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Source – GaadiWaadi.com