Maruti Suzuki India Limited(MSIL) recently launched the new Ertiga MPV on 12th April 2012 and is priced at Rs.5.89 lakhs to Rs.8.45 lakhs(ex-showroom New Delhi). Now the company is all-set to send out their first batch of the new Ertiga MPV to Indonesia by end of May 2012. By shipping Ertiga to Indonesia, Maruti Suzuki India hopes to increase their market share from current 3%.
The company will be exporting the Ertiga to Indonesia as a Completely Knocked Down(CKD) unit. Ertiga is a seven seater wagon offered in 3-petrol and 3-diesel variants. The MPV is laden with a host of safety features like dual airbags and ABS besides a number of comfort features such as twin ACs and tilt steering.
In India, production of diesel engine powered Ertiga will rise to keep up with increased demand. Customers have shown an increasing trend towards diesel engine vehicles and company sources confirm that 80% of their sales of Ertiga would be for the diesel variant. Production has been increased from 12000 units to 20000 units per month while waiting periods too have been reduced.
Ertiga received overwhelming response when it was launched and the company received around 400 bookings only from the state of Maharashtra on the first day of launch itself. The company has also confirmed, it will not be bringing out a CNG version of the Ertiga due to products like Wagon R and Ritz CNG which have failed to attract the attention of buyers due to lack of infrastructure. The vehicle offers a comfortable ride to urban families at a reasonable price. MSIL have announced their decision to take the Ertiga to other South East Asian markets as well.
Prices of Maruti Ertiga (Ex-Showroom, New Delhi) –
- Maruti Ertiga Petrol LXi: Rs 589,000
- Maruti Ertiga Petrol VXi: Rs 660,000
- Maruti Ertiga Petrol ZXi: Rs 730,000
- Maruti Ertiga Diesel LDi: Rs 730,000
- Maruti Ertiga Diesel VDi: Rs 790,000
- Maruti Ertiga Diesel ZDi: Rs 845,000
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