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Maruti Ertiga

INTERIOR:
Ed's take:

Maruti Suzuki pulled out a rabbit of the hat with the Ertiga. This is the first compact-sized MUV, and is built on the platform of a Swift. It has sufficient space in the first two rows and the fit and finish could have been a tad better for the price you pay, and most of the bits are a direct pick form the Swift.

Ertiga is based on the Swift platform and so are its interiors. These are a direct pick from the Swift. Except for difference in the colour, it resembles the Swift interiors. It seems that Maruti Suzuki wants to standardise the interior styling of its products. The quality of the plastics is decent; we do wish it were a bit better for the price it comes for.

The first two rows of the Ertiga are spacious and there isn’t much of an issue for headroom. The second row seats have decent kneeroom, while the third row is tight on space. It is meant for children. The front row seats are large and supportive, while the second row seats have decent support for the thighs. The boot is also decently sized.

LXi/LDi: This is the base variant of the Ertiga in petrol and diesel engine. Since it is the entry-level model, it is not loaded with too many features but power stee ring, body colour bumpers, manually folding OVRMs (outside rear view mirrors), multi trip meters, AC with heater, etc. come as standard.

VXi/VDi: This variant is placed above the LXi/LDi and it sports features like central locking, electrically folding OVRMs, keyless entry, adjustable headrests and body coloured OVRMs, door handles and many more. In the petrol you also have an ABS version that comes at an extra cost for safer braking.

ZXi/ZDi: Like other Maruti Suzuki’s other models, the ZXi and ZDi are the range topping models for Ertiga as well. This variant gets a number of premium features, which are not offered in the starting and mid-range models. These include Airbags, alloy wheels, outside temperature gauge on information display integrated into meter cluster, front seat belt with pretension and force limiter for driver and co-driver, steering wheel mounted audio controls, etc.

ENGINE:
Ed's take:

Petrol and diesel options are available on the Ertiga. The 1.4-litre petrol is efficient and also has sufficient torque to potter around in city. The 1.3-litre multijet has some amount of turbo lag, but once within the torque range, the power is sufficient.

1.3-litre diesel:

The diesel version of the Ertiga is powered by a 1.3-litre multijet, which also propels the Maruti Suzuki SX4, Fiat Linea, Tata Manza and Fiat Grande Punto 90HP. This engine has the variable geometric turbocharger that helps it to produce 89bhp of power at 4000rpm and 200Nm of torque at 1750rpm. This is one the largest seeling engines in the country and is one of the most tried and tested one. The engine’s NVH levels are moderate and there is some typical diesel clatter on cranking the engine. But it sort of settles down, once the engine warms up.

There is some amount of lag in this engine and it performs well only if the revs are kept above 2000rpm for best performance. One has to downshift to make those overtaking moves. The engine comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission that is slick with positive and short throws.

1.4-litre petrol:

The Ertiga is also offered with a 1.4-litre petrol engine that produces a maximum power of 95bhp at 6000rpm and also a peak torque of 130Nm at 4000rpm. Most of the buyers are likely to buy the diesel version, but the petrol is a good option for those who will scarcely use their cars. This is a K-Series petrol engine with variable valve timing and also refinement levels are high.

This engine has good torque at low rpm despite being a petrol mill. This means that you can lug it into a higher cog and potter around, even in city traffic. The five-speed manual transmission on the Ertiga is slick like the diesel version and doesn’t feel rubbery. Overtaking isn’t a difficult ask in the Ertiga, whether in city or on the highway.

RIDE AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS:
Ed's take:

Ride and handling, both aren’t a problem on the Ertiga. Both are good enough and nothing to worry about in the Ertiga, as it handles like a hatchback despite its size.

The ride of the Ertiga is fairly composed and smooth at low and high speeds. The suspension does a good job of soaking up all the road shocks without affecting the ride. The Ertiga glides through potholes with a muted thud.

The handling of the Ertiga is good enough for its size. The Ertiga is based on the Swift platform and its driving dynamics are good despite the stretch. There is some amount of body roll, and you won’t loose control unless something stupid is done. The steering wheel is also light at low speeds and it weighs up nicely as the car gathers speed.

Nissan Terrano

INTERIOR:
Ed's take:

Ed’s take: The Terrano’s interior get an upgrade in quality and even the fit and finish of most of the materials is good. However, there is some plastic which will remind you of the Duster.

 

The interiors of the Terrano have revamped if you are thinking to compare it to the Duster. The instrument panel skeleton is the same, but a major revival has happened. The musix system, the air-con vents and even the steering wheel has been replaced on the Terrano. The quality of the replaced bits is better, however the other parts have the same styling. The Terrano is also available with the option of six-inch touchscreen infotainment system and also steering mounted audio controls too.

 

The interior quality is a lot similar to the Duster, and when you are seated behind you do not feel much of a difference between the Renault and Nissan badge even existing. The seats are large and comfortable.  The Terrano has spacious interiors and even the seats are comfortable for long journeys. There is space for four people and even the boot is large for a weekend getaway.

ENGINE:
Ed's take:

 

Ed’s take:The Terrano comes with three engine variants, one is a petrol and other two are diesels. The pick of the lot is the 1.5-litre diesel with 108bhp.

 

1.5-litre diesel, 108bhp:

 

This engine comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission.  This engine has the typical diesel clatter and it is wee bit louder than one’s liking. However, Nissan has worked on the insulation and there isn’t much intrusion of sound into the cabin. The power delivery is fairly linear, however there is some amount of turbo lag present in it. The Terrano’s power is decent and it does a good job when it comes performance and even fuel efficiency. The sixth gear is tall and it makes it easy to cruise on the highway. The six speed manual transmission feels rubbery to shift.

 

 

1.5-litre diesel, 83bhp:

 

The 83bhp 1.5-litre diesel comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission. This is the same engine block, with a detuned engine. However the power delivery is linear and one doesn’t feel much of a turbo lag. It is this oil burner that is perfect for city driving. You do not even have to downshift most of the times to overtake or even potter around in city conditions. The five-speed box is also more slick than the six-speed that feels a bit rubbery. The shifts are also a lot more smooth and short.

 

1.6-litre petrol, 102bhp:

 

The 1.6-litre petrol produces about 102bhp of power and has low NVH like any other petrol engine. Most of the power is developed in higher rpm, however the engine feels to be tuned for better fuel economy. The petrol motor needs some extra pushing to extract some good performance out of it. The engine is extremely quiet, however one needs to downshift to overtake.

 

RIDE AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS:
Ed's take:

Ed’s take:The 83bhp has a softer rear and the focus is more towards better ride, however the 108bhp is more fun to drive with a stiffer set-up for the springs.

 

The handling of the Terrano is good and the good thing is there isn’t much body roll despite the ground clearance of 205mm.  The 83bhp has a softer rear and it can be felt while taking corners. The steering response is a bit vague and it isn’t as light as other Nissan’s are. We do miss that.

 

The ride on the Terrano is sorted and pliant. The underpinnings of the Terrano do a good job of ironing out most of the road bumps and shocks. The ride is good even when you drive on bad roads. The steering feedback is vague and doesn’t feel like Nissan, which is generally extremely light to use.

    • Overview
    • Fuel Type
    • Diesel
    • Diesel
    • Mileage-City(kmpl)
    • 17.2
    • 16.0
    • Mileage-Highway(kmpl)
    • 20.77
    • 19.01
    • Available Colors
    • Fuel Tank Capacity(litres)
    • 45
    • 50
    • Seating Capacity
    • 7
    • 5
    • Transmission Type
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Engine Description
    • 1.3-litre 88.8bhp 16V DDiS Diesel Engine
    • 1.5-litre 108.5bhp 8V K9K Diesel Engine
    • Engine Displacement(cc)
    • 1248
    • 1461
    • Maximum Power
    • 88.8bhp@4000rpm
    • 108.5bhp@3900rpm
    • Maximum Torque
    • 200Nm@1750rpm
    • 248Nm@2250rpm
    • Standard Features
    • Air Conditioner
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    • CD Player
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    • AntiLock Braking System
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    • Power Steering
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    • Power Windows
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    • Leather Seats
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    • Central Locking
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    • Engine
    • Engine Type
    • DDiS Diesel Engine
    • K9K Diesel Engine
    • Engine Description
    • 1.3-litre 88.8bhp 16V DDiS Diesel Engine
    • 1.5-litre 108.5bhp 8V K9K Diesel Engine
    • Engine Displacement(cc)
    • 1248
    • 1461
    • No. of Cylinders
    • 4
    • 4
    • Maximum Power
    • 88.8bhp@4000rpm
    • 108.5bhp@3900rpm
    • Maximum Torque
    • 200Nm@1750rpm
    • 248Nm@2250rpm
    • Valves Per Cylinder
    • 4
    • 2
    • Valve Configuration
    • -
    • -
    • Fuel Supply System
    • CRDI
    • CRDi
    • Bore x Stroke
    • 69.6 X 82 mm
    • -
    • Compression Ratio
    • -
    • -
    • Turbo Charger
    • Yes
    • No
    • Super Charger
    • No
    • No
    • Transmission
    • Transmission Type
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Gear box
    • 5 Speed
    • 6 Speed
    • Drive Type
    • FWD
    • FWD
    • Overdrive
    • -
    • -
    • Synchronizers
    • -
    • -
    • Clutch Type
    • -
    • -
    • Suspension System
    • Front Suspension
    • McPherson Strut
    • Indpendent McPherson Strut With Coil Spring & Anti Roll Bar
    • Rear Suspension
    • Torsion Beam
    • Torsion Beam Axle With Coil Springs & Anti Roll Bar
    • ShockAbsorbers Type
    • -
    • -
    • Steering
    • Steering Type
    • Power
    • Power
    • Steering Column
    • EPS & Tilt Steering
    • Tilt Steering
    • Steering Gear Type
    • Rack & Pinion
    • -
    • Turning Radius
    • 5.2metres
    • 5.2 metres
    • Brake System
    • Front Brake Type
    • Discs
    • Discs
    • Rear Brake Type
    • Drums
    • Drums
    • Performance
    • Top Speed
    • -
    • -
    • Acceleration (0-100 kmph)
    • -
    • -
    • Drag Coefficient
    • -
    • -
    • BrakingTime
    • -
    • -
    • Fuel
    • Mileage-City (kmpl)
    • 17.2
    • 16.0
    • Mileage-Highway (kmpl)
    • 20.77
    • 19.01
    • Fuel Type
    • Diesel
    • Diesel
    • Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)
    • 45
    • 50
    • Emission Norm Compliance
    • BSIV OBD-2
    • BS IV
    • Emission Control System
    • -
    • -
    • Tyres
    • Tyre Size
    • 185/65 R15
    • 215/65 R16
    • Tyre Type
    • Radial Tyres
    • Tubeless Tyres
    • Wheel Size
    • -
    • -
    • Alloy Wheel Size
    • 15 Inch
    • 16 Inch
    • Other Specifications
    • Seating Capacity
    • 7
    • 5
    • No of Doors
    • 5
    • 5
    • No of Floors
    • -
    • -
    • Payload & Towing
    • Cargo Volume
    • -
    • -
    • General Car Details
    • Country of Assembly
    • India
    • India
    • Country of Manufacture
    • India
    • India
    • Discontinuation Date
    • 2025-01-01
    • 2025-01-01
    • Introduction Date
    • 2012-04-12
    • 2013-10-09
    • Warranty Time
    • -
    • -
    • Warranty Distance
    • -
    • -
    • Comfort & Convenience
    • Power Steering
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    • Power Windows-Front
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    • Power Windows-Rear
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    • Automatic Climate Control
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    • Air Quality Control
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    • Remote Trunk Opener
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    • Remote Fuel Lid Opener
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    • Low Fuel Warning Light
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    • Accessory Power Outlet
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    • Trunk Light
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    • Vanity Mirror
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    • Rear Reading Lamp
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    • Rear Seat Headrest
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    • Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest
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    • Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
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    • Cup Holders-Front
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    • Cup Holders-Rear
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    • Rear A/C Vents
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    • Heated Seats - Front
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    • Heated Seats - Rear
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    • Seat Lumbar Support
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    • Multi-function Steering
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    • Cruise Control
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    • Parking Sensors
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    • Rear
    • Foldable Rear Seat
    • 60:40 Split
    • Bench Folding
    • Smart Access Card Entry
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    • Engine Start/Stop Button
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    • Glove Box Cooling
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    • Bottle Holder
    • Front & Rear Door
    •  
    • Voice Control
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    • Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddles
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    • Interior
    • Air Conditioner
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    • Heater
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    • Adjustable Steering Column
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    • Tachometer
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    • Electronic Multi-Tripmeter
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    • Leather Seats
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    • Fabric Upholstery
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    • Leather Steering Wheel
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    • Glove Compartment
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    • Digital Clock
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    • Outside Temperature Display
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    • Cigarette Lighter
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    • Digital Odometer
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    • Electric Adjustable Seats
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    • Folding Table in The Rear
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    • Driving Experience Control Eco
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    • Height Adjustable Driving Seat
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    • Exterior
    • Adjustable Headlights
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    • Fog Lights - Front
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    • Fog Lights - Rear
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    • Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
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    • Manually Adjustable Ext. Rear View Mirror
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    • Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
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    • Rain Sensing Wiper
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    • Rear Window Wiper
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    • Rear Window Washer
    •  
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    • Rear Window Defogger
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    • Wheel Covers
    •  
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    • Alloy Wheels
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    • Power Antenna
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    • Tinted Glass
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    • Rear Spoiler
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    • Removable/Convertible Top
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    • Roof Carrier
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    • Sun Roof
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    • Moon Roof
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    • Side Stepper
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    • Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
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    • Integrated Antenna
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    • Chrome Grille
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    • Chrome Garnish
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    • Smoke Headlamps
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    • Roof Rail
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    • Entertainment
    • Cassette Player
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    • CD Player
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    • CD Changer
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    • DVD Player
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    • Radio
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    • Audio System Remote Control
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    • Speakers Front
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    • Speakers Rear
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    • Integrated 2DIN Audio
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    • Bluetooth Connectivity
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    • USB & Auxiliary input
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    • Touch Screen
    • -
    • -
    • Exterior Dimensions
    • Length
    • 4265mm
    • 4331mm
    • Width
    • 1695mm
    • 1822mm
    • Height
    • 1685mm
    • 1671mm
    • Ground Clearance
    • 185mm
    • 205mm
    • Wheel Base
    • 2740mm
    • 2673mm
    • Front Tread
    • 1480mm
    • 1560mm
    • Rear Tread
    • 1490mm
    • 1567mm
    • Kerb Weight
    • -
    • -
    • Gross Weight
    • 1845kg
    • 1787kg
    • Interior Dimensions
    • Front Headroom
    • -
    • -
    • Front Legroom
    • -
    • -
    • Rear Headroom
    • -
    • -
    • Rear Legroom
    • -
    • -
    • Safety-Info
    • Anti-Lock Braking
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Brake Assist
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Central Locking
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Anti-Theft Alarm
    • Standard
    • Not Available
    • Driver Airbag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Airbag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Side Airbag-Front
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Side Airbag-Rear
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Night Rear View Mirror
    • Standard
    • Not Available
    • Passenger Side Rear ViewMirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Xenon Headlamps
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Halogen Headlamps
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Seat Belts
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Seat Belt Warning
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Door Ajar Warning
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Front Impact Beams
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Traction Control
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Adjustable Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tyre Pressure Monitor
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Vehicle Stability Control System
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Crash Sensor
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Engine Check Warning
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Automatic Headlamps
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Clutch Lock
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • EBD
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Advance Safety Features
    • -
    • -
    • Follow Me Home Headlamps
    • -
    • -
    • Rear Camera
    • -
    • -
    • Anti-Theft Device
    • -
    • -
    • Common
    • Exterior Images
    • Interior Images
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