Maruti Suzuki XL6 First-Drive Review: Ertiga’s Better-Looking Twin
The Maruti Suzuki XL6 only comes as a petrol model with manual and automatic options.
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Maruti Suzuki has built a legacy over the years of launching new cars by adding a few cosmetic updates to existing models. The Maruti Suzuki XL6 is a prime example of that. The company feels that it needs to target the aspiring 6-seater buyers in the country, especially ones wanting more style quotient along with utility.
The Maruti Suzuki XL6 has been launched in India starting at Rs 9.80 lakh for the Zeta variant which goes all the up to Rs 11.46 lakh for the Alpha automatic variant.
The Quint was invited by Maruti Suzuki to test the car in Jaipur and here’s our first-drive review of the Maruti Suzuki XL6.
The chassis and most of the ergonomics of this MPV are
inspired by cloned from the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga.
Just like the Ertiga, the new XL6 comes with the same 1.5-litre petrol engine, which pumps out 103bhp of power and 138Nm of torque.
Maruti has made cosmetic changes to the overall design, which is what makes the car stand out from its close relative – the Ertiga.
Like the fact it comes with all-black leather finish interiors that give this car a posh look. The front grille sports a stylish look to it. The sharp DRLs accentuate the overall sporty look of the MPV.
The roof rails sweep down to the back which houses tail lamps just like the Ertiga. There has been extra plastic cladding added to the sides, but that just kills the look if you ask me because it makes the 16-inch wheels look smaller than they are.
It comes with a 10-inch touch screen system with connectivity features and also offers steering controls. And yes, it has cruise control. Captain seats have been added for the middle row passengers, which is this car’s USP.
The Maruti Suzuki XL6 competes with the likes of the Mahindra Marazzo, the Honda BRV and even the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga in this price segment.
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