If you and your family like to split their time between living in Canada and India, then you would certainly be in need of a car when you visit your motherland.
The latest offering from Maruti might be of interest for those who are looking to move their families. It is not an all-new model, but a facelift of the Ertiga compact van.
This model has a starting price of Rs. 5.99 lakh (that's $11,959 in Canadian currency) for the base LXi petrol model.
The 2016 Ertiga gets a new three-slat chrome grille, new bumpers front and back, new alloy wheels for the top trim and additional chrome detailing at the front and rear. The interior remains unchanged though it does get additional features. On the base "L" trim, driver's side airbag is now standard while ABS and front passenger airbag can be picked from the options list.
The "Z" version gets a height adjustable driver’s seat and rear wiper and washer with defogger. The updated Ertiga gets a new top-spec trim by the name of "Z+". This variant comes with Maruti's SmartPlay infotainment system and a 7.0-inch touchscreen interface. It also gets a navigation and voice recognition feature, and keyless entry and go.
Mechanically, the major upgrade seen on the Ertiga will be the availability of a SHVS mild-hybrid system that debuted in India on the Ciaz model. It gets the addition of micro-hybrid technology that includes a stop-start technology, brake energy recuperation and Engine Power Assist systems. Also on offer will be the 1.4-litre K14 petrol engine. The Ertiga will be offered with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard for both the petrol and diesel models, while the mid-level petrol VXi trim gets the option of a four-speed automatic gearbox - becoming the only compact MPV in the segment to be offered with an automatic gearbox in India.