New Delhi: The wait is finally over! as Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Thursday, April 21, launched its all-new version of its multi-purpose vehicle – XL6. The model appeals to the buyers who are looking for a perfect mix of style, comfort, performance and sophistication.
Price of 2022 Maruti XL6
The Maruti Suzuki XL6 has currently priced between Rs 10.14 lakh Rs 12.02 lakh (ex-showroom price). With a host of updates and the inclusion of new features, one can expect the upcoming XL6 to charge a slight premium over the current prices.
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The company had opened the booking for the 6-seater vehicle last week at ₹11,000, the automaker informed the indices in a regulatory filing.
Colour Options for 2022 Maruti XL6
The 2022 Maruti Suzuki XL6 will be available in six colour options – Celestial Blue, Brave Khaki, Arctic White, Grandeur Grey, Opulent Red and Splendid Silver.
The auto major said in a statement earlier, “The model comes with next-generation K-Series engine, advanced transmission, array of sophisticated comfort and convenience features, and bold styling.”
2022 Maruti XL6: what’s new?
Positioned as a more premium alternative to the Ertiga, cosmetic updates on the XL6 only include a mildly updated grille with more chrome, a new chrome bar on the tail gate and new 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels. Just like the new Ertiga, cosmetic updates have been kept rather minimal. It also gets new dual-tone colour options – silver, brown and red – with a contrasting black roof.
Maruti has also equipped the new XL6 facelift with four airbags as standard, 360-deg parking camera on top-spec trim and Maruti’s upgraded SmartPlay Pro infotainment system operated through a 7-inch touchscreen. It also includes connected car features called Suzuki Connect that offers voice assistant functions. Another welcome addition are ventilated front seats that’ll be a boon in our weather conditions.
Other highlights include new telescopic adjustment for steering wheel, new ambient footwell lighting, new front door lamps, full-LED headlamps, second-row captain seats, automatic AC, cooled cupholders, new tyre pressure monitoring system, and ESP and hill hold assist as standard.
2022 Maruti XL6: powertrain details
The biggest change is, of course, under the skin. The new XL6 comes with a new 1.5-litre DualJet engine, which uses uses two injectors per cylinder, giving it greater control over the fuel injection, and greater power and efficiency as a result. It also features Maruti’s smart-hybrid technology with start-stop technology.
It puts out 103hp at 6,000rpm and 136.8Nm at 4,400rpm, which is 2hp and 1.2Nm down on the outgoing 1.5 engine. The XL6 is, then, the second Maruti model to be offered with the DualJet 1.5-litre engine, and is expected to make its way into bigger Maruti models in the future.
The other big highlight is, of course, the new 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox with paddle shifters, which first debuted with the recently launched Ertiga. The standard 5-speed manual gearbox has been carried over as is. The updated XL6 is claimed to do 20.97kpl with the manual gearbox and 20.27kpl with the auto.
2022 Maruti XL6: rivals
The new XL6 will rival the likes of the diesel-powered Mahindra Marazzo, Kia Carens, and its own sibling – the newly launched Ertiga. The starting price of the updated XL6 is Rs 1.81 lakh more than the outgoing model, which started at Rs 9.48 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). But that’s also because Maruti is offering the new XL6 only on well-specced Zeta and Alpha trims. The MPV will be sold through Maruti’s Nexa line of premium dealerships.