Maruti Suzuki launched a diesel-version Tour M of Ertiga at Rs 9.82 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It is a commercial version of Ertiga MPV which is offered for fleet and cab operators. The company already has a petrol and CNG versions of Tour M. The company has already claimed to introduce diesel unit in August 2019, and its finally here. The company has announced two months waiting period for the new variant.
The Maruti Ertiga Tour M diesel is similar to the standard ‘VDi’ trim. The Indian variant of MPV is approximately Rs 5,000 lower. Similar to the standard Ertiga Tour M, the diesel variant is integrated with projector headlamps along with LED DRLs which gives it sleek look from the front. The car also gets a good-looking grille with chrome finish. At the rear, it gets combination lamps which is equally attractive than the front section.
Ertiga Tour M is outfitted with bigger 15-inch alloy wheels. It has a feature-packed interior. It features power windows, armrests, keyless entry, tilt steering with mounted-controls and audio controls, rear AC vents, second-row AC vents, 2-DIN audio system including Bluetooth connectivity. It is outfitted with exterior shade door handles and Outer rearview mirrors. The new variant is also equipped with comfortable fabric seats.
The car is offered in three shades: Pearl Midnight Black, Pearl Arctic White and Metallic Silky Silver. The Tour M is integrated with tons of safety features including dual airbags, ABS with EBD, front seatbelts with pre-tensioners, speed-sensitive door lock, rear parking sensors, ISOFIX and many others. It is ideal for can riders as the company claims 80kmph speed limit with the taxi.
The diesel variant is powered by 1.5-litre DDiS 225 unit which is capable of making 95hp of max power and 225Nm of peak torque, combined with a 6-speed manual transmission. The fuel economy is estimated at a moderate 24.20kpl. However, the production of BS4 engines will be soon halted before the April 2020 BS6 norms hit which will force the company to cut down diesel variants from the models. In India, the company sold nearly 8000 units of Ertiga per month regardless of the current slowdown in the automotive industry.
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