We have always felt that the Ertiga has to be the best thing to have happened to Maruti Suzuki in recent times. The mini-MPV has taken the MPV market by storm and has created a niche for itself by plugging the gap between upper C segment sedans and entry level MPVs.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has been registering high numbers on monthly sales charts and has enabled Maruti Suzuki to overtake Toyota in last two months to become the second largest selling UV maker.
The numero uno status in the UV segment is enjoyed by Mahindra with a market share of 47.5%. Maruti’s market share stands at 15.4% against last year’s 2.1%. Toyota, which is still at second place as per last seven month’s figures, saw 0.5% decline in market share and is currently at 17.5%.
Mr. Mayank Pareek, chief operating officer (sales & marketing), Maruti Suzuki told Financial Chronicle that the company is hoping to “take the UV story beyond Ertiga in coming times”. We wonder if the XA Alpha concept that we saw earlier this year at Delhi Auto Expo is close to entering production stage.
Engine: 1.4 liter petrol / 1.3 liter Turbo Diesel
Power: 95PS @ 6000 rpm / 90 PS @ 4000 rpm
Torque: 130 NM @ 4000 rpm / 200 Nm @ 1750 rpm
Fuel efficiency: 16.02 kmpl / 20.77 kmpl
Length x Width x Height : 4265mm x 1695mm x 1685mm
Price: Rs 6-8 lakh estimated