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Maruti launches premium MPV XL6 with prices starting from ₹9.8 lakh

S Ronendra Singh New Delhi | Updated on August 21, 2019 Published on August 21, 2019

Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. launches NEXA's new premium MPV XL6 I. New Delhi pic Kamal Narang

The XL6 priced between Rs 9.79 lakh and Rs 11.46 lakh

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) on Wednesday launched its all-new premium multi purpose vehicle (MPV), the XL6, priced at ₹9.8-11.5 lakh (ex-showroom, India).

Available at over 360 Nexa dealerships across the country, the six-seater XL6 is based on the same platform as the Ertiga (which is sold through Maruti Arena channels), but comes with a blend of stylish exteriors coupled with plush interiors, the company said.

MSIL and its vendor partners have invested ₹100 crore in the development of the new model.

“There is a considerable increase in demand for premium MPVs owing to ever-evolving customer needs. At Maruti Suzuki, we always bring out products that match and complement customers’ demand. Backed by Nexa’s focus on creation and innovation, the XL6 is a testament to our commitment to bring the newest technologies to our customers,” said Kenichi Ayukawa, MD and CEO of MSIL.

The XL6 is powered by a BS-VI compliant K15 petrol engine with Progressive Smart Hybrid technology with Li-ion battery. The K15 engine offers peak power of 77 kW at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 138 Nm at 4,400 rpm, and is tuned to deliver a smooth drive both within and beyond the city’s parameters.

The XL6 will be available with five-speed manual and four-speed automatic transmission options, MSIL said.

Meeting regulatory norms

The Indian auto industry is undergoing a major shift in terms of new regulations, technologies and policies, and as the country’s leading automobile manufacturer, MSIL will ensure it meets all the norms, said Ayukawa.

The company is also investing in its R&D centre to introduce the latest technologies and higher level of localisation, he added.

Through a focus on new technologies such as CNG, hybrid and electric vehicles, the company aims to bring down emissions and offer environment friendly mobility solutions, he further said.

Asked if the company will rethink its decision to discontinue small diesel engines, Ayukawa said they are not usable for BS-VI compliance.

On electric vehicles, he said that as battery technology is evolving globally and the costs are still high, it is not easy to satisfy customer expectations at the moment.

 

Published on August 21, 2019
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