The XL6 premium crossover is based on the same 5th-generation HEARTECT platform as many of Maruti Suzuki's latest models.
Maruti Suzuki has launched the new Ertiga-based XL6 crossover in India with ex-showroom prices starting from ₹ 9.80 lakh. Launched in two trims (Zeta & Alpha), the latter top-spec trim carries an ex-showroom price of ₹ 11.46 lakh (Alpha AT). As reported earlier, the XL6 will be retailed via the brand's NEXA retail outlets. As the XL6 is based on the Ertiga, there's no surprise in the fact that it borrows its powertrain from the latter as well. This means that the XL6 is powered by the same BS-VI compliant K15 Smart Hybrid petrol motor. The four-pot motor in the XL6 develops 103bhp & 138Nm of torque, while the transmission duties will be carried out either by a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. Yes, the XL6 is available with an automatic derivative right from the day of its launch, in both Zeta & Alpha trims. With the automatic, the XL6 has a claimed fuel-efficiency figure of 17.99km/l whereas the manual version offers a respectable 19.01km/l.
As suggested by the name, the XL6 is a six-seater crossover. This has been possible by removing the second row of seats of the Ertiga and replacing them with two individual captain seats. The fact that the XL6 is a premium offering over the Eritga is made clear by the re-engineered/re-designed bits. Unlike the Eritga, the XL6 gets all-LED lighting (headlamps, taillamps, fog lamps & DRLs), reworked front & rear fascias (new bumper & grille design with front & rear skid plates) and plastic cladding all around, which reasserts its crossover nature. Further, the XL6 comes with 15-inch black-painted alloys.
The XL6's interior has also been altered visually, as it offers a sportier all-black interior theme over the Eritga's sober all-beige option. The seating comfort & interior utility remains at its highest, courtesy of features like a height-adjustable driver's seat, captain seats in the second row (with slide & recline functionality), a sliding third row of seats with 50:50 split-fold, adjustable headrests and front & rear armrests. Other convenience features on offer include a rear defogger, auto climate control, keyless entry with push-button stop-start, cruise control, power windows, power outlets for all three rows, tilt-adjustable steering & power-folding ORVMs with turn indicators. The infotainment system too sees an upgrade, with the brand's latest 7.0-inch SmartPlay Studio making its way onto the XL6. The 6-speaker system comes with a host of connectivity features like Apple CarPlay & Android Auto services and can be controlled using steering-mounted controls.
On the safety front, standard features include ABS with EBD & Brake Assist, rear parking sensors, dual front airbags & ISOFIX child seat mounts. The automatic derivatives will additionally offer features like Electronic Stability Program (ESP) & Hill-Start Assist. While the above-mentioned features are available with the Zeta trim, the Alpha trim additionally offers a rear parking camera, leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel and auto headlamps.
Listed below are the variant-wise ex-showroom prices of the new Maruti Suzuki XL6:
|Zeta MT||₹ 9.80 lakh|
|Zeta AT||₹ 10.90 lakh|
|Alpha MT||₹ 10.36 lakh|
|Alpha AT||₹ 11.46 lakh|