Maruti Suzuki has introduced a mild update to its flagship offering in India, the XL6 six-seater MPV. A more rugged and heavily restyled version of the Ertiga MPV, the new XL6 comes with a host of new features and a revised powertrain under its hood. There is a new 1.5-litre four-cylinder naturally-aspirated K15C petrol engine, which produces 103 bhp of maximum power and 136.8 Nm of maximum torque. While a 5-speed manual gearbox continues to be standard, the new XL6 now comes with a new 6-speed torque converter which has replaced the ageing 4-speed torque converter.
The new Maruti Suzuki XL6 is now available with three different variants – Zeta, Alpha and a new range-topping Alpha+. The list of colour options is revised as well, with the MPV now getting six single-tone and three dual-tone colour options. The monotone colour options are namely Opulent Red, Nexa Blue, Splendid Silver, Grandeur Grey, Arctic White and Brave Khaki.
One can also opt for a dual-tone colour option for Rs 16,000 over the regular Alpha+ variants. There are three dual-tone colour options exclusive for this variant – Splendid Silver with Black, Brave Khaki with Black and Opulent Red with Black. In these dual-tone variants, the roof, rear spoiler, A-pillars and outside rearview mirrors are painted in gloss black.
Here, we have compiled all the variants in which the new Maruti Suzuki XL6 has been made available, and what features these variants come with, in particular.
Maruti Suzuki XL6 Zeta
Price – Rs 11.29 lakh (manual), Rs 12.79 lakh (automatic)
The Maruti Suzuki XL6 is the only vehicle in Nexa’s lineup of cars that doesn’t get lower-spec Sigma and Delta variants. The XL6 range starts with the Zeta variant, which in itself is a well-equipped variant with loads of features.
On the outside, the Maruti Suzuki XL6 Zeta gets the newly revised chrome grille, all-LED headlamps with daytime running LEDs, LED fog lamps, front and rear skid plates, front, rear and side body mouldings, chrome door handles, roof rails, 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, clear lens LED tail lamps, back door garnish with chrome insert, electrically adjustable and foldable rearview mirrors with integrated LED turn indicators and shark fin antenna.
The Maruti Suzuki XL6 Zeta is well loaded on the inside as well, with the cabin finished in an all-black theme with premium stone finish and silver inserts. The cabin comes with a height-adjustable driver’s seat, second-row captain seats with one-touch recline and slide and individual armrests, third-row seats with 50:50 split-folding, adjustable headrests in all the three rows, inside chrome door handles and sunglass holder.
The cabin of the Maruti Suzuki XL6 also gets a range of other features like TFT coloured MID in the instrument console, automatic climate control, roof-mounted rear AC vents, push start-stop button, 7-inch Smartplay Studio with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, 12V sockets in all the three rows, tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel with audio, Bluetooth, voice commands and cruise control buttons and audio system with four speakers and two tweeters.
The XL6 Zeta comes loaded with an enhanced set of safety features as standard, such as front and side airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, reverse parking sensors, electronic stability program, hill hold assist, ISOFIX mounts for child seats and rear wiper, washer and defogger.
All the variants of the new XL6, including this Zeta variant, now feature an integrated Suzuki Connect telematics system as standard. Through this new system, one can monitor a range of safety and security functions, trips and driving behaviour, alerts and notifications and remote functions through his smartphone.
Maruti Suzuki XL6 Alpha
Price – Rs 12.29 lakh (manual), Rs 13.79 lakh (automatic)
Unlike before, the differences between the Zeta and Alpha variants of the Maruti Suzuki XL6 are more apparent. On the outside, the Alpha variant features blacked-out B and C pillars, while retaining all the elements of the Zeta variant.
Step inside the Maruti Suzuki XL6 Alpha, and you are welcomed with additional features over all those present in the Zeta variant. The list of additional features includes a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leatherette seats and an illuminated vanity mirror in the sun visor. It also comes with UV cut glasses, auto headlamps with follow-me-home function, auto foldable outside rearview mirrors, a new-generation 7-inch Smartplay Pro infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto and a 360-degree parking camera.
Maruti Suzuki XL6 Alpha+
Price – Rs 12.89 lakh (manual), Rs 14.39 lakh (automatic)
Maruti Suzuki has introduced a new top-spec Alpha+ variant, which sits above the erstwhile top-spec Alpha variant. This variant gets a few additional features like a roof-mounted spoiler, chrome element on fender side garnish, tyre pressure monitoring system and ventilated front seats. It is the only variant of the XL6 which can be had with a dual-tone colour option.