Maruti Suzuki is all set to launch their XL6, the crossover based on Ertiga on August 21, 2019. Shortly after the teaser images of the upcoming MPV surfaced online, we have come across a new exterior image of the Maruti XL6 that gives the clearest view of the premium crossover till yet. The brand will be selling the XL6 via the NEXA premium showrooms in India while the new addition to the brand’s portfolio will feature a six-seat cabin.
As seen from the leaked images, the XL6 retains a similar styling as that of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga MPV though gets various mechanical and cosmetic changes. The 6-seat layout for the XL6 has been achieved via captain seats in the second row. The MPV gets a raised height as compared to the standard model of the Ertiga while features body cladding on the fenders, fog lamps as well as the rear bumper. The XL6 measures 4,445mm in length, 1,775mm in width 1,700mm in height.
The upcoming MPV gets a faux skid plate while features a larger grille at the front in addition to the bigger LED headlamps. Apart from these cosmetic changes, the standard styling of the car remains identical to the Ertiga MPV where both the offerings from Maruti shares the same body panels, tail lamps as well as the tailgate.
Mechanically, the all-new Maruti Suzuki XL6 will get the brand’s latest BS-VI K15 Smart Hybrid 1.5 litre petrol engine. The engine will be capable of offering maximum power of 105 HP at 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 138 Nm at 4,400 rpm. The engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox though a 4-speed torque-converter automatic is also expected to be on offer.
According to the reports, the brand will not offer any diesel engine variant for the new XL6. The MPV is expected to be launched in multiple trim options while the price tag of the upcoming Maruti Suzuki car will be revealed at the time of the official launch though it would be interesting to see how the brand will line up its new addition against the likes of several soft-roaders available in the Indian market.