Maruti Suzuki XL6, the much-anticipated premium MPV from Indo-Japanese carmaker has gone on sale in India today and we have all the highlights from the launch here. The new XL6 is based on the Ertiga MPV, but unlike the latter, it will be sold via the company's Nexa chain of dealerships. However, the car does share its platform design cues and most likely its powertrain options with the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. We have already told you a fair bit about the new Maruti Suzuki XL6. Visually, the Maruti Suzuki XL6 comes with an all-new face, featuring a new hexagonal grille with a chrome slat. The car also gets aggressive-looking quad LED headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lamps and indicators.
Unlike the 7-seater Ertiga, the new Maruti Suzuki XL6, as the name suggests, will be a 6-seater car with 2+2+2 seating layout. which means instead of a bench seat, the second row will come with captain seats as standard. However based on the teaser images and spy photos, visually the design of the cabin will remain identical to the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, featuring the wide horizontal lines, premium fit and finish, and smart features.
The new Maruti Suzuki XL6 will be powered by the existing, BS6 compliant 1.5-litre K15 petrol engine, recently introduced in the Ertiga. The petrol engine also comes equipped with the company's SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) mild-hybrid technology. The engine comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox, and an optional 4-speed automatic torque converter.