New Delhi: The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India Tuesday introduced multi-purpose vehicle Ertiga with new in-house 1.5 litre diesel engine, priced between ₹9.86 lakh and ₹11.20 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The model is currently powered by 1.3 litre diesel powertrain sourced from Fiat.
The three trims of the vehicle with 1.5 litre diesel engine are priced at ₹9.86 lakh, 10.69 lakh and ₹11.20 lakh.
"Considering the requirements of evolving customers, the Next Gen Ertiga is now offered with new 1.5-litre diesel engine," MSI Senior Executive Director, Marketing and Sales RS Kalsi said in a statement.
The company is confident that this new engine option will strengthen the popularity of Ertiga in urban MPV segment, he added.
The model with DDIS 225 engine now comes with 6-speed manual transmission which according to the company delivers a fuel efficiency of 24.20 km/l.
The company has sold over 40,000 units of the new Ertiga in November 2018 to April 2019 period.
MSI had earlier introduced its mid-sized sedan Ciaz with the 1.5 litre diesel engine.
Interestingly, the company has announced to phase out all its diesel models with effect from April 1, 2020.