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Friday, March 16, 2012

By Pawan Rana

Maruti Ertiga to be exported to Indonesian market through CKD route

Maruti Ertiga, one of the most awaited multi utility vehicles in the Indian auto market, will also be exported to the Indonesian market after its launch in India. The company plans to dispatch the Ertiga MPV to the Indonesian market through CKD (completely knocked-down unit) route from India, followed by its assembling at the Suzuki’s assembly plant in Indonesia. Moreover, it will be sold with a different badge – Suzuki Ertiga MP – in that market. The Ertiga is not the first car that is going to be exported to Indonesia through CKD route, as Suzuki Swift was being assembled in Indonesia after export of CKD kits to the Thai market.

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In India, the Maruti Ertiga model will be launched in India on 11th April 2012. The MPV was introduced to the global market at the Delhi Auto Expo 2012, in January. Based on a modified platform of hatchback Ritz, the model will be offered in two seating options including five - seater and seven - seater.

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The Maruti Ertiga will be offered in both petrol and diesel versions in the Indian market. The Ertiga Petrol will be carrying a 1.4 Liter K-series unit at its heart that delivers a peak power of 94 bhp along with a peak torque of 130 Nm. On the other hand, the diesel version of the car will be carrying a 1.3 liter Fiat Multijet unit, delivering a peak power of 90 Bhp and Torque of 200 Nm. Both of these variants will be offered in the Indonesia as well.

The expected piece range of the Ertiga in the country is about Rs 7 to 9 lakh, where it will be locking horns with the likes of Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo and Tata Aria.

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