Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, the bestselling MPV in the Indian auto market has crossed the sales milestone of 5.78 lakh units. The MPV has sold a total of 5,78,917 units between April 2012 and September 2020.
In terms of the fuel-wise split, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has sold 3,44,174 units of diesel variants, 2,25,310 of petrol and 9,433 units of CNG variant. The diesel Ertiga accounted for 59.45% of total sales, as compared to 39% of petrol variants. As is known.
FY2020 was the best year for the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga MPV in terms of annual sales performance with 90,543 units sold. It sold 33,447 units in the first six months (April-September) of the current financial year. As the automaker claims, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga witness 20% repeat customers.
The popular MPV can do 90% of what the Toyota Innova Crysta can do but at half the price. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga was launched in Indian market on 16th April 2012, as the first MPV of the automaker and it took slightly more than 8 years to achieve the sales milestone. The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga crossed 2.75 lakh units sales milestone back in August 2016 and took around four more years to reach the 5.75 lakh milestone.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga sales in India:
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Maruti Suzuki exited the diesel car segment due to the huge costs of upgrading diesel engines to the stringent BS-VI emission norms that came into effect on 1st April 2020. The Ertiga too adopted the same strategy and became a petrol and CNG model only, shelving the diesel variant.
Despite being a relatively new variant, the CNG-powered Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has grabbed a lot of attention from the buyers. Among the 27,788 units of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga sold in the second quarter (July-September) of the current financial year, the CNG variant sold 9,433 units, accounting for 34% of total sales. New-generation Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is the only MPV in the Indian market that comes with factory-fitted CNG option, dubbed as S-CNG.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga fuel-wise split:
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The second-generation Maruti Suzuki Ertiga comes with a host of design changes along with new features, as compared to the previous model. It gets chrome garnished front grille, projector headlamps and 3D tail lamps. Inside the cabin, it gets maple wood finish dashboard with chrome accents. It also gets steering mounted audio and calling controls, air-cooled cup holders, auto climate control and charging socket for each seat row.
Among the safety features, the new-generation Maruti Suzuki Ertiga gets dual airbags, Hill Hold Control, ISOFIX, electronic stability program, ABS with EBD etc. Maruti Suzuki claims the Ertiga has created a niche with its powerful 1.5-litre K-series engine, smart hybrid (SHVS) technology and automatic transmission.
Commenting on the Ertiga’s new sales milestone, Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “Over the years, brand Ertiga has redefined the notion of utilitarian MPVs with its sharp style, space, comfort, safety and host of technology features. As India’s first compact MPV, Ertiga continues to build a legacy of innovation. The remarkable milestone of 5.5 lakh sales is a testimony of its success.”
He also added, “While making a purchase decision, customers often cross consider MPVs with UVs. Despite being cross-considered with top-selling UVs in the country, Ertiga has dominated the market and increased its market share in the segment.”