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Only one vehicle has managed to bring any form of challenge to the Toyota Innova's dominance of the MUV market in India and that's the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. While the Ertiga isn't quite as large or spacious, it counters by offering a more size appropriate package for large families living in a big city. The fact that it is considerably more affordable than the Innova is another advantage. Now, Maruti has upped the game further with the introduction of the its SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) technology. Along with SHVS, Maruti Suzuki has also given the Ertiga a routine facelift and mild upgrade. Let's see what's what. DESIGN AND STYLE The exterior changes are your typical facelift affair a new grille and bumpers and a fresh alloy wheel design. Not much has changed on the outside and the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga SHVS ZDi still carries forward it's unusual, Japanese themed design with large headlamps, a long body and a squared off rear end. The cabin sees fresh upholstery fabrics and and brand new and smart looking TFT touchscreen display unit. Like the Ciaz, this one supports MirrorLink which allows some of the features on a paired smartphone to be displayed on the screen. Audio connectivity options include USB, AUX and bluetooth connectivity. Steering mounted controls add to the usability quotient. Sound quality is quite alright but audiophilles will want to swap out the four speakers for something a little higher spec. The screen doubles up as a display for the reverse camera on our top ZDi model and also offers GPS navigation although experience shows that, like with most cars, you'd be better off just using Google maps on your phone. Maruti continues with a manual aircon in the 2016 Ertiga and in the strong heat we are facing these days, I found that it takes at least fifteen minutes to cool the cabin. Perhaps this is down to the sheer size of the vehicle and I found that turning on the separate middle row aircon helps speed up the process. Another appreciable feature is that the rear seats now fold in a 50:50 split. The third row also drops flat to liberate storage space but you will need to take off the headrests to allow this. The 60:40 middle row is really flexible and can slide forward or back or also be reclined. Space in the middle is great but the rear is best for kids. RIDE AND HANDLING The Ertiga's chassis has a firmness to it that I like. It is supple enough to absorb bumps but never feels soft or wallowy. As a result, highway composure is good and the Ertiga remains a neutral handler with good levels of grip. What I particularly liked was how easy the Ertiga is in town. A short front overhang and a reasonably tight turning radius make u-turns and parking in tight spots easy. As a city car, the Ertiga never feels too big or cumbersome. VERDICT SHVS technology is undoubtedly the star in this model upgrade but the Ertiga also benefits from more comfort and added features. Safety has also been given priority and while this top model has dual airbags and ABS as standard, customers can opt for ABS as an option right from the base model. A driver airbag is also standard across the range. The 2016 Ertiga then isn't a game changer but simply reinforces its position in the market. With the all-new Innova coming in at an even higher price and the Mobilio still awaiting its much needed cabin facelift, the Ertiga finds itself in the right place at the right time.

By vedant tewari
On: Nov 25, 2016 | 53 Views
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    The Family Car

    The new and improved Maruti Ertiga is a nice car to own and drive. Recently bought and this car is comfortable to drive and the exterior complements the car. The interior...Read More

    By rahuljaipuria@yahoo.com
    On: Oct 02, 2019 | 3472 Views
  • This car worth the money

    Worth the money, family car, spacious especially the last row definitely an improvement from last model, reclining back row seats, nice touch in the interiors specially t...Read More

    By meenu agarwal
    On: Oct 01, 2019 | 732 Views
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    Excellent MPV

    I own Maruti Ertiga VXI AT 2016 model. It is an excellent MPV in the price bracket of 10 to 11 lakh. Its maintenance cost is very less. Ertiga VXI AT is worth to own in t...Read More

    By shabbir ahmad khan
    On: Sep 26, 2019 | 2345 Views
  • Great Car In The Market

    The new Maruti Ertiga is a huge step forward over the older car and there are a lot of reasons to go for this Maruti Suzuki MPV. Is it perfect? None of the cars ever are....Read More

    By ramjeet chauhan
    On: Sep 21, 2019 | 1929 Views
  • Gem Of Cars

    I have driven Maruti Ertiga 10000 km till date. Its a gem of a car. It has all you can get out of a vehicle. power, balance while driving, comfort, fuel economy, reasonab...Read More

    By arjun s m a
    On: Sep 20, 2019 | 379 Views
  • Go For It

    The Maruti Ertiga impressed me with its abundant features and space in and around. A complete family car for your family needs and key features like headroom and knee roo...Read More

    By lokesh
    On: Oct 14, 2019 | 78 Views
  • Very good car.

    Maruti Ertiga is a very good car. Its finally six years and this car are still amazing in terms of performance and driving experience.

    By saqib akhtar
    On: Oct 02, 2019 | 43 Views
  • Value for money

    Maruti Ertiga is very much comfortable for long driving, spacious and great mileage getting in this car. Loved the long drive to hilly areas of Nainital Silent drive. AC ...Read More

    By c
    On: Oct 02, 2019 | 107 Views
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