Maruti Suzuki has launched the Ertiga MPV with the new 95hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine (DDiS 225). In addition, the Ertiga 1.5 and Ertiga 1.3 (with the Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre motor) variants will sell side-by-side.
The in-house-developed four-cylinder diesel motor develops the same 95hp at 4,000rpm and 225Nm of torque at 1,500-2,500rpm.
Compared to the Maruti Ertiga 1.3-litre diesel, the Ertiga 1.5 should be quicker and more driveable (thanks to the extra 5hp and 25Nm of torque) but is less fuel-efficient by a 1.27kpl margin.
The new powerful engine-gearbox combination will help Ertiga to crunch more numbers as many would have felt the underpowered engine of 1.3
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