Maruti Suzuzki will be officially unveiling its first compact multipurpose vehicle (MPV), the Ertiga MPV at the upcoming 2012 Indian Auto Expo. The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is a seven seater MPV based on the Ritz platform. First showcased as the RIII MPV Concept at the 2010 Auto Expo, the 2012 Indian Auto Expo will be the first time Maruti will be officially putting up the production ready version on display.
Now, thanks to the Car And Bike Show Facebook page, we now have pictures of the new Ertiga MPV without sporting any camouflage snapped from the front, side and rear angles. The production ready version does not exhibit any similarity to the futuristic design the RIII Concept originally featured. With the Ertiga taking design cues from almost every Maruti product in India, with major chunks of styling cues taken from the new Swift and Ritz.
Powering the Ertiga MPV will be an array of both diesel and petrol engines with the petrol unit being a new 1.4 Liter K-series that will be debuting in the Indian market with the Ertiga MPV. This petrol engine featuring variable valve technology to maximize mileage will produce 94 Bhp of peak power and 130 Nm of peak torque. The diesel unit powering the Ertiga will be the 1.3 liter Fiat Multijet engine with a variable geometry turbo. So, the state of tune of the Ertiga’s diesel engine will be similar to that of the Maruti Suzuki SX4 Diesel, with 90 Bhp of peak power and 200 Nm of peak torque.
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