The new MPV from Maruti suzuki is the seventh BS VI-compliant car and built on the 5th generation heartect platform
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd has launched the all-new multi-purpose vehicle XL6 in India at a price range of Rs 9.79-11.46 lakhs. As the country gradually moves towards new emissions norms due in April 2020, Maruti Suzuki has rolled out the six seater MPV equipped with BS VI-compliant K15 gasoline engine with the Smart Hybrid technology (SHVS) and lithium-ion battery.
XL6 is built on 5th generation Heartect platform of Maruti Suzuki with 39 % high tensile steel for robustness and spans 4,445 mm x 1,775 mm x 1,700 mm in length, breadth and height. The 1,462 cc K15B petrol engine for XL6 has been engineered to put out 103.2 hp power at 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 138 Nm at 4,400 rpm and will be equipped with idle stop start and brake energy regeneration system. XL6 will be available in 5 speed manual as well as in 4 speed automatic transmissions. The new car from the Maruti Suzuki stable will get captain seats in the middle row for added passenger comfort with all black interiors and will be available across its NEXA showrooms.
MSIL began its commitment to launch eco-friendly vehicles, with the introduction of its first BS VI-compliant petrol car in April, 2019, a Baleno premium hatchback. Since then, the other models launched with BS VI-compliant petrol engines include Alto 800, WagonR 1.2 L, Swift, Dzire and Ertiga. XL6 becomes the seventh car from Maruti Suzuki's stable to become BS VI-compliant car offered for the Indian market.
Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, said by focusing on new technologies like Hybrid, CNG and electric vehicles, Maruti Suzuki aims to bring down emissions and offer environmentally-friendly mobility solutions and is committed to progressively upgrade its entire range of petrol cars to BS VI technology within the stipulated timelines.