The MUV space is dominated by Mahindra & Mahindra and Toyota. However, in the recent years, there have been other brands that have made their presence felt in that space. Maruti`s launch is likely to start a new trend. India's most popular family car maker has entered into the MUV space and how.
The Ertiga is a seven seat utility vehicle that offers three rows of seats which may be adjusted in many ways. The Ertiga will be offered with a 1.4 Litre petrol engine developing 95bhp. The 1.3 litre diesel will offer 90 bhp something similar and to the tune of the SX4.
It is interesting to note that the MUV segment has grown by ~20% in the past three years. The MUVs currently account for 10% of the Indian automobile industry and this is a segment that is raring to go. Ertiga will first be launched in India followed by other markets in South East Asia. It will be offered in six variants namely LXi, VXi, ZXi(petrol) and LDi, VDi and ZDi( diesel).
By: Amrith K. A.