Maruti Suzuki has launched the up to date XL6 in India, priced at ₹ 11.29 lakh and going as much as ₹ 14.55 lakh for the top-spec Alpha+ AT variant (ex-showroom, Delhi). The six-seater MPV is the upgraded 1.5-litre petrol engine with DualJet expertise and mild-hybrid system paired to a brand new 6-speed torque converter automated gearbox. There are additionally a couple of beauty modifications inside out.
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Positioned as a premium different to the Ertiga, beauty updates on the XL6 solely embrace a mildly up to date grille with extra chrome, a brand new chrome bar on the tail gate and new 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels. Identical to the brand new Ertiga, beauty updates are quite minimal. It additionally will get new dual-tone color choices — silver, brown and purple — with a contrasting black roof.
The brand new XL6 facelift comes with 4 airbags as commonplace, 360-deg parking digicam on the top-spec trim and Maruti Suzuki’s upgraded SmartPlay Professional infotainment system operated by a 7-inch touchscreen. It additionally consists of linked automobile options referred to as Suzuki Join that gives voice assistant capabilities. One other welcome addition is ventilated entrance seats that shall be a boon in our climate circumstances.
Different highlights embrace new telescopic adjustment for the steering wheel, new ambient footwell lighting, new entrance door lamps, full-LED headlamps, second-row captain seats, automated AC, cooled cupholders, new tyre stress monitoring system, and ESP and hill maintain help as commonplace.
The largest change is a brand new 1.5-litre DualJet engine, which makes use of two injectors per cylinder, giving it higher management over the gas injection, and higher energy and effectivity in consequence. It additionally options Maruti Suzuki’s smart-hybrid expertise with start-stop expertise.
It places out 103hp at 6,000rpm and 136.8Nm at 4,400rpm, which is 2hp and 1.2Nm down on the outgoing 1.5 engine. The XL6 is, then, the second Maruti Suzuki mannequin to be supplied with the DualJet 1.5-litre engine, and is anticipated to make its method into greater Maruti Suzuki fashions sooner or later.
The opposite huge spotlight is, in fact, the brand new 6-speed torque converter automated gearbox with paddle shifters, which first debuted with the lately launched Ertiga. The usual 5-speed handbook gearbox has been carried over as is. The up to date XL6 is claimed to do 20.97kpl with the handbook gearbox and 20.27kpl with the auto.
The brand new XL6 will rival the likes of the diesel-powered Mahindra Marazzo, Kia Carens and its personal sibling — the newly launched Ertiga. The beginning value of the up to date XL6 is ₹ 1.81 lakh greater than the outgoing mannequin, which began at ₹ 9.48 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). That’s as a result of Maruti Suzuki is providing the brand new XL6 solely on the well-specced Zeta and Alpha trims. The MPV shall be offered by Maruti’s Nexa line of premium dealerships.
The brand new XL6 is part of Maruti Suzuki’s plan to launch six new fashions by mid 2022. These embrace the Ertiga facelift, Baleno CNG, up to date Vitara Brezza, and DualJet-equipped Ignis and S-Presso. Later within the 12 months, Maruti Suzuki will launch the all-new Creta-rivalling midsize SUV that’s being developed in collaboration with Toyota.