Maruti Suzuki has released the first sketches of its upcoming six-seater - the XL6 - that will be launched on August 21, 2019 as reported by us earlier. The new Maruti Suzuki XL6 is based on the Ertiga, but will be sold via the brand’s Nexa premium dealership chain.
Official sketches reveal the XL6’s design, which is somewhat different from the Ertiga's. It gets a more upright nose with a flatter hood, and a new trapezoidal grille design with dual chrome strips at the centre. The front-end sports a chunky look with unique design elements below the LED headlights. There won't be a sunroof but the model will be fitted with roof rails. The XL6 will share its doors and tailgate with the standard Ertiga, but expect a slightly raised ride height and body cladding across the wheel arches, sides and at the back.
On the inside, the XL6 will come with an all-black cabin, which will have a six-seat layout. The second row will feature individual captain seats, which is a first for any Maruti Suzuki Nexa product. Additionally, it will come with a height-adjustable driver’s seat and a rear wash-wipe function, and the new SmartPlay Studio infotainment system. Features on the top-spec XL6 Alpha will include a reverse camera, leather seats and cruise control. Maruti Suzuki will also offer a dual-tone exterior colour scheme with black alloy wheels.
Under the hood, the XL6 will come with a 1.5-litre petrol engine paired to either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed torque convertor automatic. Maruti’s SHVS Smart Hybrid system will also be present on the XL6.
While Maruti Suzuki is yet to commence accepting bookings for the XL6 officially, a few dealers we spoke to were accepting bookings of the model for an amount of Rs 25,000. Expect more info on the new Maruti XL6 to be available in the coming days.