New Maruti Suzuki XL6 India launch teased: New engine and transmission, updated features and design


oi-Punith Bharadwaj

Updated: Monday, April 11, 2022, 12:12 PM [IST]

Maruti Suzuki is gearing up for a few new launches this month. The updated Ertiga and XL6 should begin the launch procedure. The brand released a teaser video for the new XL6, which showcases the MPV in a distant shot.

The 2022 XL6 is expected to launch by the end of April with pre-bookings expected to begin in the coming days. Here’s what we can expect from the updated MPV.

Exterior updates Maruti Suzuki XL6 2022

The new XL6 could feature several upgrades over the outgoing MPV model. This includes a new front design with a reworked grille, bumper and headlights. The side profile could also see some changes with a new body cladding and alloy wheel design.

The rear of the 2022 XL6 might see just a few changes, including subtle taillight tweaks. Along with all the exterior design changes, the MPV might also come with a few new exterior colors.

Inside, the new XL6 will continue to be offered in a six-passenger configuration with captain’s chairs in the middle row. The updated MPV could feature all-new seat upholstery and some changes to the dashboard design.

New Maruti Suzuki XL6 India launch teased

The interiors of the new XL6 could feature a semi-digital dashboard, a 7.0-inch SmartPlay Studio touchscreen infotainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The infotainment system could also feature an improved voice-assist system.

Other features include a leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel with mounted controls, leather upholstery, rear air vents, cruise control and more.

MPV safety features include dual front airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchors, reverse parking sensors, high speed warning alert, front seat belts with pretensioners and force limiters, ABS with EBS, ESP and a hill hold function. The higher variants of the minivan could receive six airbags.

Maruti Suzuki XL6 2022 engine

The XL6 will be powered by the 1.5-litre K15C petrol engine replacing the K15B mild hybrid engine on the outgoing model. The K15B engine produces a maximum of 103 hp at 6,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 138 Nm at 4,400 rpm.

On the other hand, the new engine will not be a mild hybrid technology and is expected to produce 10 hp more than the outgoing engine.

The K15B engine is mated to a five-speed transmission or a four-speed torque converter automatic. However, the new engine is expected to be mated to either a five-speed transmission or a six-speed torque converter automatic with paddle shift.

Prices and rivals Maruti Suzuki XL6 2022

The Maruti Suzuki XL6 comes in four variants and retails at the starting price of Rs 10.14 lakh. While the top-end automatic variant costs Rs 12.02 lakh. All prices mentioned are ex-showroom (Delhi). The updated model should be a little more expensive than the outgoing model.

Thoughts on the Maruti Suzuki XL6 teaser

Maruti Suzuki decided to launch the XL6 for buyers looking for a more premium alternative to the Ertiga. The new XL6 will continue to feature modern, rugged styling with a premium cabin feel that has appealed to buyers in the segment.

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Article published on: Monday, April 11, 2022, 11:11 a.m. [IST]
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