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Maruti Suzuki India is set to launch an Ertiga-based crossover in India on Wednesday. The car will retail via Maruti's Nexa dealerships and its bookings have already commenced. The carmaker has teased the car via social media platforms and has given us a sneak peak of some of the car's features.

Expected engine and gearbox specifications

According to an Autocar India report, the car might be powered by a 1.5-litre BS6 petrol engine with Maruti’s Smart Hybrid system that will be mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic gearbox. It is expected to come in two trims, namely Zeta and Alpha.

A render of the Maruti Suzuki XL6
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A render of the Maruti Suzuki XL6

Expected features

The teasers of the crossover have confirmed a few details. For starters, the XL6 will come with signature square LED headlamps with DRLs. It is expected to have the same footprint of the Ertiga, but in a boxier, more aggressive form. The crossover will be a seven-seater, with three rows. There will be reclinable captain seats in the second row with slide function. The third row will get 50:50 split/folding functionality.

(Clockwise from left): Maruti XL6's infotainment system; signature square LED headlamps with DRLs; and three-row seating with captain chairs in the second row.
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(Clockwise from left): Maruti XL6's infotainment system; signature square LED headlamps with DRLs; and three-row seating with captain chairs in the second row.

The centre console will get a 7-inch infotainment system with voice commands, Bluetooth, USB, AUX-in, and compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

The car will have keyless entry, push-button start and auto climate control. It will also come with steering mounted controls and power windows.

Sales slump

India’s passenger vehicle industry is seeing the worst sales performance in nearly 19 years. This has been attributed to a slowing economy, higher ownership costs and floods in some states. MSI too has been affected by this, as it laid off over 3,000 temporary employees. The company also cut production for the sixth straight month in July to control dealership stocks.

The carmaker is now looking at the upcoming festive season with new launches, including a new hatchback S-Presso and the revamped Gypsy. Vehicle sales during the festive season comprise almost a third of the total vehicles sold in a year.

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