Friday, 2 September 2011

Maruti RIII MPV gets a nomenclature – “Maruti Ertiga”





Maruti has finally decided the name for its MPV as Maruti Ertiga, which was earlier codenamed as Maruti RIII. The news comes by a tweet post from AutocarIndia’s editor Hormazd Sorabjee.

The car will be built on Ritz platform and is likely to compete Toyota Innova and Mahindra Xylo. Ertiga will be powered by new 1.4L K series unit engine that will deliver the maximum power of 95 bhp and maximum torque of 139 Nm, the MPV will also see a Diesel variant which will come with a 1.3L Fiat Multijet engine to produce max. power  of 89 bhp and 200 Nm torque.

Ertiga is expected to be launched within an year, however the car will be showcased during the upcoming Auto Expo 2012. Expected to accommodate 7 adults, price estimates to be in range of Rs 7 – Rs 9 Lac. 

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