In line with its BS VI model upgrade strategy, Maruti Suzuki India, the country's largest carmaker, has announced launch of its BS VI-ready petrol-engined Ertiga MPV. With this, the carmaker has five models – Alto, Baleno, Swift, Wagon R and the Ertiga – that meet BS VI emissions norms ahead of the mandate that kicks in from April 1, 2020.
The BS VI-compliant Ertiga (petrol) has been launched at prices starting from Rs 754,689 (petrol) through to Rs 10.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi-NCR). In a statement, Maruti Suzuki India said: "This will result in a price increase in all variants of Ertiga (Petrol)."
The Ertiga MPV remains a popular buy and is a regular in the Top 5 best selling UVs in the country. In June 2019, it ranked fourth with a total of 7,567 units sold. On July 27, Maruti Suzuki India had launched the CNG-powered Ertiga at Rs 887,689.
The new Ertiga, which was launched on November 23, 2018, is proving to be a popular buy even in a depressed market. As per Autocar Professional's data, the new second-generation Ertiga has sold a total of 61,317 units for the eight-month November 2018-June 2019 period, averaging 7,664 units each month or 255 units every single day. The 61,317 units sold comprise 31,608 petrol variants and 29,709 diesel, making for a petrol:diesel ratio of 51:49 percent.