Maruti Suzuki recently launched the 2022 Ertiga in India with prices starting from ₹ 8.35 lakh, going up to ₹ 12.79 lakh, ex-showroom. The new Ertiga gets exterior and interior cosmetic updates with a new engine under the hood.
On the outside, the updated Ertiga gains a new front grille with an embedded ‘winged’ chrome trim, new dual-tone alloy wheels and chrome garnish on the tailgate. On the inside, the Ertiga gets a new Metallic Teak Wooden finish (faux wood) on the dashboard and a new dual-tone seat fabric. There are also two new exterior colours to choose from — Splendid Silver and Dignity Brown.
As for the engine, the Ertiga is now powered by a new 1.5-litre four-cylinder DualJet engine with start-stop technology. It produces 103hp and 136.8Nm, which is 2hp and 1.2Nm lower than the outgoing 1.5 engine. While a 5-speed manual gearbox is standard, the aging 4-speed torque-converter automatic has finally been replaced by a new 6-speed unit with paddle shifters. With this setup, the Ertiga facelift claims to achieve 20.51kpl with the manual gearbox and 20.30kpl with the auto.
Maruti has also introduced a CNG option to the new Ertiga’s lineup, using the same 1.5 DualJet engine. It produces 87hp and 121.5Nm when run on CNG and 100hp and 136Nm when run in petrol mode. The Ertiga facelift CNG comes with a 5-speed manual only and claims to do 26.11km/kg.
The 2022 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga facelift, in its top-spec ZXI+ trim, is equipped with a 7-inch SmartPlay Pro infotainment touchscreen which gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. It also gets the Suzuki Connect car tech with over 40 features and an onboard voice assistant. Other features include four airbags, ABS with EBD and BA, hill-hold assist, ESP, ISOFIX mounts, parking camera, cruise control, auto headlamps, electrically foldable ORVMs, air-cooled cupholders and AC vents for all three rows.