Ertgia: MPV with hint of sedan
Pros : car-like driving, comfort, steering
Cons : NVH, acceleration
I currently own a Maruti Alto and was looking for an upgrade to a bigger car, recently took test drive of sensational diesel Maruti Ertiga VDI. After test drive I have fallen in love with LUV. Compact MPV has got sedan-like comfort and drivability that I was in search of, but the acceleration takes more time than any hatch or sedan. With longer wheelbase it confidently takes over bumps on road and has got great spread of power that is very important for city and highway rides. The 1.3L DDis makes you relax as it has greater refinement, but NVH levels in cabin could have been better. Turning is nice with well-contained body roll and overall handling is superb. Steering is light at speeds and offers good feedback, one of USPs is maneuverability. At last booked with waiting of 6 months.