Maruti Suzuki launched the XL6 MPV in India at the price of INR 9.80 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The XL6 is launched in two variants Zeta and Alpha, and is offered in both MT and AT gearboxes.
The Japanese carmaker has launched its all-new Maruti XL6 in the country at a price tag of Rs 9.80 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Bookings for the same are on at a petty amount of Rs 11,500. The MPV is based on Suzuki’s latest 5th generation HEARTECT platform and complies with the latest emission and safety norms of the country. Powered by the K15 petrol engine, the Maruti Suzuki XL6 is incorporated with progressive smart hybrid technology having a lithium-ion battery. Surprisingly, there is no diesel engine on offer. The vehicle will be retailed via Nexa chain of premium dealerships alongside Ignis, Baleno, Ciaz and the S-Cross.
Slotting above the Maruti Ertiga, the six-seater MPV is available in only two variants – Zeta and Alpha. Here’s a look at the Maruti XL6 prices:
Maruti XL6 Prices
|Maruti XL6 Variants||Maruti XL6 Manual||Maruti XL6 Automatic|
|Zeta||Rs 9.80 lakh||Rs 10.90 lakh|
|Alpha||Rs 10.36 lakh||Rs 11.46 lakh|
*All prices ex-showroom, Delhi
Maruti XL6 Engine & Specs
There are no surprises in the engine department as the new Maruti XL6 borrows the 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine doing duty in the Ertiga MPV and the Ciaz sedan. The BS 6 compliant engine produces 105 bhp of max power and 138 Nm of peak torque. Linked with Suzuki’s SHVS mild-hybrid technology, the engine offers better fuel economy compared to a standard petrol engine – 19 kmpl (expected). It comes with a choice of a 5-speed manual transmission and a 4-speed torque converter automatic.
|Measurements||Maruti XL6||Maruti Ertiga||Difference|
|Length||4445 mm||4395 mm||50mm|
|Width||1775 mm||1735 mm||40mm|
|Height||1700 mm||1690 mm||10mm|
|Wheelbase||2740 mm||2740 mm||Unchanged|
The body claddings have helped the XL6 increase in size to an extent but with no change in the wheelbase, the cabin space will be similar to that of the Ertiga. The second row seats will have better comfort though thanks to the captain seat layout.
Based on the Ertiga, the Maruti XL6 is a premium version of the affordable MPV. The auto LED headlamps and LED fog lamps at the front immediately grab your attention along with the large hexagonal grille with thick chrome slat running across the centre and appears to be extending into the headlamp unit on either sides. Front façade with neat creases looks really beefed up and people might mistake it for an SUV. The rear too is redesigned but not completely as it shares titbits with its Ertiga cousin.
Unlike the dual-tone cabin of the Maruti Ertiga, the Maruti XL6 gets an all-black theme for its six-seater cabin. It comes with captain seats in the second row to up the premium quotient. To add more oomph, Maruti Suzuki XL6 employs black leatherette upholstery in some places.
The two top-spec versions of the Ertiga have been remoulded and equipped with more features to form the two variants of the Maruti XL 6. Apart from LED headlamps, fog lamps and cruise control, there’s nothing new in terms of features in the XL6. That said, it continues to house Suzuki’s 7-inch touchscreen SmartPlay infotainment unit with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, automatic headlamps & wipers, auto AC, LED DRLs, rear air-con vents, keyless entry with push-button start/stop and height adjustable driver’s seat.
In terms of safety, the standard fitments include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking camera, rear parking sensors, a speed warning system and seat-belt reminders for the driver and co-passenger.
While the MPV body type puts it in direct rivalry with the Mahindra Marazzo, Renault Lodgy and the Honda BR-V, the upright stance can make life tough for Renault Duster and the lower variants of the Hyundai Creta. We expect Maruti loyalists to get confused while going for the MPV purchase between the top two variants of the Ertiga and the XL6.
To know why they’ll be in a fix, head over to our detailed comparison – Maruti XL6 vs Maruti Ertiga vs Mahindra Marazzo: Which one to opt for?