Maruti Suzuki is all set to launch its all-new premium six-seater MPV, the XL6 in the Indian market on the 21st of August. The new Maruti Suzuki XL6 comes with a number of changes over the standard Ertiga MPV; on which it is based. The new Maruti Suzuki XL6 will be based on the same platform as the Ertiga and will even carry forward the same engine specs. This is in the form of a 1.5-litre BS-VI compliant petrol engine, which debuted on the Ertiga recently. This engine produces 104bhp and 138Nm of torque; mated to either a five-speed manual or a four-speed torque-converter automatic transmission.
The Maruti Suzuki XL6 will come with a number of external updates in terms of design and styling. However, most of the updates will be at the front of the MPV. The new XL6 will feature a newly designed black grille up front with a thick chrome strip running across it at the centre. The new grille is flanked on either side, by a set of updated headlamp clusters.
The new headlamp cluster is now available with projector lamps and integrated LED DRLs. These Daytime Running Lights are styled in a way to become an extension of the chrome strip running across the width of the front grille. come with projector lamps as well as LED DRLs integrated with the chrome strip from the grille.
The side profile will remain mostly the same, although we can expect the Maruti XL6 to sport a newly designed set of alloy wheels, while the roof rails add to the premium appeal of the new MPV. The rear profile will also come with minimal changes. This includes updated LED taillights, along with a slightly updated bumper as well.
Most of the differences between the Maruti XL6 and Ertiga is in the interiors. The new Maruti Suzuki XL6 comes with a completely blacked-out cabin. This includes black materials on the dashboard, centre console, steering wheel and black leatherette upholstery. However, there are some silver elements all around, which add a bit of contrast to the interiors.