Maruti Suzuki will be giving its Ertiga MPV a mid-cycle refresh, which will be globally revealed at the 2015 GIIAS (Gaikindo Indonesia International Autos Show) on August 20. Now, undisguised images from Indonesia reveal the face-lift in detail.
The Ertiga’s design has always been easy on the eyes, but this new, in-your-face grille will change that perception forever. The bold new grille comprises of two thick slats of chrome, along with a thicker chrome moustache.
The front bumper is muscled up with flared fog-lamp housings and a broader air dam. Higher variants also get more chrome highlights on the bumper. The headlamps continue unchanged.
A chrome applique on the tail gate with Ertiga lettering embossed on it bridges the tail lamps, which are unaltered. Additional reflectors flank the applique, to visually enhance the people mover’s width. There’s also a newly designed rear bumper, and new alloy wheels (below).
The insides will now be equipped with keyless entry, start/stop button, electric folding mirrors, and Maruti’s SmartPlay infotainment system. Also on the offing will include a new, chrome ringed instrument cluster, along with steering wheel mounted controls.
Currently, Maruti sells the Ertiga with petrol, diesel and CNG engine options. Powering the petrol variant is a 1.4 liter K-series engine and the diesel variant draws power from the 1.3 liter MJD mill. Both use a 5 speed manual transmission. The facelifted MPV will soldier on with the aforementioned drive-trains, with slightly revised fuel economy figures.