Maruti Suzuki has introduced a new variant to its Ertiga MPV’s line-up – the Tour M. This variant is aimed specifically towards the cab and commercial fleet market, similar to how Maruti has positioned the Dzire Tour S. However, unlike the other Tour offerings from Maruti that are based on the entry level variants of the respective cars, the Ertiga Tour M appears to be based on the mid-level VXi trim, when it comes to features.
In terms of features on offer, the Ertiga Tour M is equipped with power steering, front and rear power windows, remote central locking, electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, seatbelt reminder, rear parking sensors and speed limiter (limits the car to 80kph) among others. The exteriors feature a chrome grille, full-wheel caps, projector headlights (halogen), body-coloured door handles, ORVMs and bumpers, along with turn indicators integrated in the ORVMs.
On the inside, the features list continues, as it gets a coloured MID, an audio system with AUX, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, steering mounted audio and call controls, four speakers, first and second row 12V power outlets, head rests in all three rows, and a dual-tone dashboard.
Mechanically, the Tour M is powered by the 1.5-litre, K15B petrol engine that produces 105hp and 138Nm of torque. The engine can only be had with a 5-speed manual gearbox. It is also worth noting that this engine is not BS6 compliant. Although it hasn’t yet been officially confirmed, Maruti is expected to offer the Ertiga Tour M with a factory fitted CNG kit, due to its popularity in the cab market.
At launch, we expect the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Tour M to be priced around the Rs 8 lakh mark (ex-showroom).