The Mumbai Police have got their hands on 100 or more new models of the facelifted Ertiga. Each area in Mumbai will get one car and the name of the area it is assigned to has been stickered on the rear bumper. The pictures show that all the vehicles are Lxi models. There is a high possibility that they could be converted to CNG cars too. The MPVs come with Mumbai Police livery and get a siren and blue lights on top.
The Ertiga is a huge step up from the current vehicles that the police force uses. Mumbai Police use the Mahindra Bolero and the Toyota Qualis. The Ertiga would make travelling around in more comfort. Hopefully, other cities across India follow the precedent set by the Mumbai Police and make life a little better for the law and order enforcers.
The Lxi variant of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is powered by a 1.4 litre K-series petrol engine producing 94 bhp and 130 Nm of torque. It is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and power is sent to the front wheels. It can seat 7 people and will return 17.05 kms to a litre of fuel. It has been priced at INR 6 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). It gets features like manual air conditioning, optional ABS and optional dual airbags.
The Ertiga is also powered by a 1.3-litre diesel engine producing 89 bhp and 200 Nm of torque. The high-end variant gets more features like audio system with touchscreen navigation, power windows, 2nd-row air conditioning, rear parking sensors with camera, alloy wheels, electrically adjusted ORVMs with integrated turn indicators, front fog lamps and rear wiper and washer with defogger. The diesel also gets a start-stop function and SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) system. It returns 24.52 kms to a litre of fuel.
The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga starts at INR 6 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi) and goes up to INR 9.25 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). It competes with the Chevrolet Enjoy and the Renault Lodgy.