Maruti Suzuki India is concentrating more on improving the MPV segment with its latest offering, Ertiga. It cannot rely on the hatchbacks and has to move on. However, the new Ertiga competes with new Mahindra Xylo, India’s best MPV.
Comfort and Space
New Xylo is powerful with all basic requirements like ample seating space, convenience features, and decent comfort. It is pretty much ideal for long journeys. Maruti Suzuki is targeting the new Xylo with sufficient space in the compact segment. It has also got refurbished exteriors that help many buyers.
In terms of seating, both the cars boast of seating capacity for up to 7 passengers, which is more than sufficient for a large family. Third row seating space in Ertiga is less when compared to Xylo and that puts Ertiga on back foot. The company says that Ertiga’s driving quality is better when compared with new Xylo. However the former’s price is less when compared to latter.
Both the cars come with lots of interior features that make passengers feel more comfortable for longer journeys. Convenience and comfort features make city driving more easy and enjoyable. These vehicles come with various connectivity options and decent music player. Ample legroom and headroom makes the car ideal for taller passengers.
The company has done well with the diesel and petrol variants in the Ertiga lineup. It has got a 1.3 liter engines in all the trims and 1.4 liter for ZXI trim. Xylo is available only in diesel variant.