Just In: Maruti XL6 launched in India

Maruti has finally launched the much anticipated premium MPV Maruti XL6 in India. The new XL6 is based on the Ertiga MPV, but unlike the latter, it will be sold through the company’s Nexa chain of dealerships. Though, the car does share its platform design cues and most likely its powertrain options with the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. The Maruti Suzuki XL6 comes with a redesigned face, featuring a new hexagonal grille with a chrome slat. Check out the specifications of the car below:

Engine:

The Maruti XL6 is powered with a 1.5-liter petrol engine with a mild-hybrid system for improved fuel efficiency. It gets the choice of a 5-speed manual transmission and a 4-speed automatic transmission.

Exterior:

The XL6 gets a new front end design with a more premium and rugged appearance than the Ertiga. It is 40mm wider than the regular Maruti MPV which measures 1735mm in width. The car features a three-part multi-reflector LED headlamp unit with LED DRLs and the turn indicators in the bottom corner. It has LED front fog lamps, surrounded by plenty of rugged cladding positioned on either end of the front bumper with the air dam in between.

The front grille of the XL6 is blacked out with two chrome strips in the middle that continue the design line of the LED DRLs at either end.

It features a redesigned front profile and is  4445mm long overall which is 50mm more than the Ertiga. The grey-silver side skirts also add to the XL6’s premium persona, contrasting against the black cladding.

The roof rails also add an extra 10mm to the XL6 over the Ertiga’s height.

Maruti has used the same set of multi-spoke 15-inch alloy wheels, but they are finished in gloss black that gives this MPV a sporty appearance as compared to Ertiga. It also has a gloss black section above the chrome line on the tailgate.

Interior:

The Maruti XL6 has an all-black interior with the same layout as the Ertiga. The dashboard is enhanced with a stone effect as a premium touch to the XL6’s cabin. Maruti XL6 is a 6-seater offering captain seats in the middle row. Captain seats are relatively more comfortable and spacious compared to the bench-type seat.  The all-black leatherette seats have own aisle side armrests as well.

The third-row seats are also premium with leatherette upholstery and their cup holders on each side. The middle row captain seats get a single touch recline and slide function to offer access to the third row of seats.

The XL6 is equipped with a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with gloss black surround mounted in the center of the dashboard. The Smartplay Studio system features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility as well.  The XL6 also gets independent cooling vents mounted to the roof for the rear rows. Maruti has also equipped the new XL6 with cruise control, unlike the Ertiga.

The XL6 gets the same instrument cluster as the Ertiga with a 3.5-inch color multi-information display between the two analog dials.

Price and color:

The Maruti XL6 has a price tag of INR 9.8 lakh to INR 11.46 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The car is offered in 6 color options, Metallic Magma Gray, Metallic Premium Silver, Prime Auburn Red, Pearl Brave Khaki, Pearl Arctic White, Nexa Blue.