The fully loaded version in the diesel series is Maruti Ertiga SHVS ZDi. The car maker has bestowed subtle changes on this model with its refreshed bumper, chrome finished front grille and fog lamps. Its interior is quite spacious and offers a comfortable seating capacity for seven passengers. Apart from this, it also comes with second row armrest, front as well as rear door storage. This MPV gets remote fuel lid opener, sunvisors, fabric upholstery and much more inside. Safety is also impressive as it incorporates dual front airbags, antilock braking system and engine immobilizer. Mechanically, it has a 1248cc diesel engine, which makes 88.8bhp and is paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. The company is offering 2 years or 40000 Kilometers warranty, whichever earlier on this vehicle. The same can be further increased by taking an extended warranty from an authorized dealer at an additional cost. We have given below in-depth information on its various aspects for the buyers to read on.
Changes are to be seen in the form of tweaked bumper, chrome furnished three slat grille as well as a pair of front fog lamps that also gets chrome housing. Its outside rear view mirrors (integrated with side turn indicators), door handles, front and rear mud flaps are available in body color. A set of magnificent 15-inch alloy wheels raise the beauty of its side profile and are further covered with tubeless radials. Its rear view includes fog lights similar to the predecessor, windscreen defogger, wiper along with washer. The rear bumper also has a couple of reflectors embedded in it that further adds to its safety quotient.
This utility vehicle gives a classy feeling inside with chrome based door handles, a neat dashboard and luminous instrument cluster. it is equipped with in-built audio unit along with four speakers (2 - front and 2 - rear). Moreover, there is Radio FM, USB port, CD player and two tweeters. Apart from these, this vehicle comprises of co-passenger side vanity mirror and a remote fuel lid opener. It has a 300 litre of luggage compartment that can be further expanded as per the passenger's need by folding its last row seats.
Engine and Performance:
It is powered by a 1.3-litre diesel engine that has a displacement capacity of 1248cc. It can churn out a maximum power of 88.8bhp at 4000rpm in combination with 200Nm at 1750rpm. This powertrain gets coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission and hits a top speed of 160 Kmph after accelerating from 0 to 100 Kmph in 13.3 seconds. The CRDI fuel supply system helps in generating 17.2 Kmpl and 20.77 Kmpl within the city and highways, respectively.
Braking and Handling:
Its front wheels have discs, while standard drum brakes are fitted to the rear ones. This is further bolstered by ABS that aids in efficient braking at all times. It has McPherson struts paired to the front axle, whereas the the rear gets a torsion beam. Handling is well taken care by the minimum turning circle radius of 5.2 meters, which is quite decent for this broad vehicle.
This trim is available with impressive comfy features, including driver seat and front seat belts that have height adjustment facility, second and third row head restraints. Moreover, there are cup holders, pockets to keep a bottle each in its front and rear doors, an air conditioning unit with heater and armrest for second row. It has keyless entry, central door locking, power windows for all doors with automatic driver side up/down function. Its instrument panel includes information that shows outside weather, average fuel efficiency and the driving range. Apart from these, it also has low fuel warning lamp and reminders for key left inside, lights on, driver seat belt and door ajar notification as well. There are control buttons on the power steering wheel, which helps the driver in accessing these functions.
There are several crucial aspects that include dual airbags for its front passengers in order enhance the security for them. Besides this, it also has ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), brake assist, security alarm system, anti theft alarm, engine immobilizer for preventing any unauthorized entry, day and night rear view mirror. Power door locking is available that locks all doors automatically, when the car crosses the speed of 20 Kmph. Whereas, there are child safety locks, which gives added protection to the kids sitting in the rear seat. Furthermore, it comprises of crash sensor, centrally mounted fuel tank, halogen headlights, front and side impact beams along with other well placed crumple zones. All these put together makes this LUV one of the most secure vehicles to travel in at all times.
1. Newly added features are an advantage.
2. SHVS technology is certainly beneficial.
1. Ground clearance is lesser.
2. A few more features can be added.