Updated Maruti XL6 takes shape


Launched in 2019, the XL6 is essentially a more premium derivative of the Ertiga MPV with a six-seat cabin configuration, unique front design and a crossover theme giving it more rugged appearance. Now Maruti is readying an update for its MPV with a heavily camouflaged testmule having recently been spied on the road.

  • Updated XL6 expected to retain current petrol engine
  • Likely to get more equipment than outgoing model
  • Launch expected in 2022

Maruti XL6 facelift design changes

The heavily camouflaged testmule revealed little by way of design changes at the rear though at the front the grille appears to have been tweaked and the front bumper also appears to be new. The headlamps look to have a similar design as the current XL6 though the internals could be tweaked. The test car sat on new design wheels – similar to those seen on the Suzuki XL7 on sale in some South East Asian markets – which could also be used on the production model.

Changes to the cabin are not noticeable in the images though sources suggest that the updated MPV could get both six- and 7-seat configurations in a bid to widen its appeal. On could expect new upholstery colours to be offered as well as additions to the equipment list over what is available on the current model.

Maruti XL6 facelift engine details

There are no major engine changes expected from Maruti Suzuki with the updated XL6 expected to carry forward the tried and tested mild-hybrid 1.5-litre petrol engine from the current model. The engine will continue to be offered with a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox options.

Maruti XL6 facelift rivals

As a petrol-only MPV the XL6 doesn’t have any direct rivals from competing carmakers. The XL6’s closest rivals are the diesel-only Mahindra Marazzo and its sibling the Ertiga which too is due a facelift. Also being readied is the heavily updated Baleno hatchback, another facelift for the Vitara Brezza compact SUV and the new Alto.


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More Maruti Suzuki CNG models in the pipeline

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