The new, improved XL6

Maruti Suzuki virtually re-launches its premium MPV, with a large number of changes that bring it at par with top ranked cars in the category on the market.


By Auto Crat

In this competitive, yet slow market, it is difficult to choose the car to pitch, or if at all a new car is to be launched. Maruti Suzuki is experienced enough about the Indian market to know what might sell and when to draw in the slack.

On April 21 the company launched its XL6, with prices starting at Rs 11.29 lakh (ex-showroom). This is a re-launch, actually, a mid-life update for the company’s premium MPV. However, the updates are quite a few, including a new engine and some new exterior design elements. Also adding to the mix is a new top-spec variant with features like a 360-degree camera, ventilated front seats and a tyre pressure monitoring system.

The XL6 still retains the form of the first generation but builds on it with some significant changes to the styling. The first major change is at the front with a redesigned grille that now features a chrome crossbar that connects the headlamps.

The headlamps too have been re-profiled, now featuring quad LEDs with an inset DRL.

At the flanks, you have new dual-tone 16-inch alloy wheels. Also the taillights have been revamped with a smoked clear lens with a new angular inset DRL. The spoiler too has been tweaked while it also gets a functional roof rail as opposed to the cosmetic ones on the previous generation.

Inside, the dashboard layout has been widely tinkered with. There is a stone finish now, and now you have the new generation Maruti Suzuki Smart Play Pro infotainment system which comes with Android Auto and Apple Car Play as standard, with a new UX and some significant new functions that can be accessed straight through the system including door lock/unlock, and even the tyre pressure management system.

Then there are ventilated seats that feature for the first time on a Maruti Suzuki. The seats too have been bolstered with more cushioning on critical contact points, which should make the ride a whole lot more comfortable.

Lastly, this new generation of the XL6 also gets connected tech that allows you to remotely switch on the car and even set the AC temperature before you get in.

All put together, especially from inside the cabin, the XL6 now feels a lot more premium and feels like a much more complete product concerning the competition.

Price : 11.29 lakh (ex-showroom)

  • Exterior :
  • -Bold Front Grille with Sweeping Cross-Bar Chrome Garnish
  • -Front and Rear Skid Plates with Side Claddings
  • -New Back Door Garnish with Chrome accents
  • -Dual tone machined – finish R16 alloy wheels
  • -Quad Chamber LED Reflector Headlamps
  • -Integrated LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs)
  • -Smoke grey LED tail lamps with light guide
  • -Chrome Plated Door Handles
  • -Body Coloured Outside Mirrors with Integrated Turn Signal Lamp (Monotone)
  • -Glossy Black Outside Mirrors with Integrated Turn Signal Lamp(Dual Tone)
  • -Dual tone body colour
  • Interior:
  • -Leather Wrapped Flat Bottom Steering Wheel
  • -Premium Leatherette seats
  • -Sun Visor Vanity Mirror Illumination
  • -All-Black Sporty Interiors
  • -Sculpted Dashboard with Premium Stone Finish and Rich Silver Accents
  • -Height Adjustable Driver Seat
  • -2nd Row Plush Captain Seats with One-touch Recline and Slide
  • -3rd Row Seats with 50:50 Split and Recline
  • -Sliding Armrest with Utility Box (Front Row)
  • -2nd Row Individual Armrests
  • -Adjustable Headrests in Front Row, 2nd Row and 3rd Row
  • -Chrome Finish Inside Door Handles
  • Safety & Security :
  • -Quad Airbags (Fr Dr + Co – Dr Seat)
  • -Surround View Camera
  • -Reverse Parking Sensors
  • -ABS with EBD and Brake Assist
  • -ESP with Hill Hold
  • -Engine Immobilizer
  • -ISOFIX Child Seat Anchorages (2nd Row Seats)
  • -Seat Belt Pre-tensioner with Force Limiters
  • -Split Type Luggage Board
  • -Front Overhead Console with Map Lamp and Sunglass Holder
  • -Seat Belt Reminder Lamp with Buzzer (Dr.+Co-Dr.)
  • -Front Seat Belt Height Adjuster
  • -Pinch Guard Power Window (Driver)
  • -High Speed Alert System#
  • -Speed Sensitive Auto Door Lock
  • -Security Alarm
  • -Central Locking
  • Variants:
  • Zeta                            Rs. 11.29 Lakh
  • Alpha                               Rs. 12.29 Lakh
  • Alpha Plus                        Rs. 12.89 Lakh
  • Alpha Plus Dual Tone         Rs. 13.05 Lakh
  • Comfort & Conveincient :
  • -Ventilated seats (Dr/Co-Dr)
  • -2nd Row Roof Mounted AC with 3 stage Speed Control
  • -Auto Headlamps with Follow Me Home and Lead Me to Vehicle
  • -Engine Push Start/Stop with Smart Key
  • -Bottle Holders (In Each Row)
  • -Air-Cooled Twin Cup Holder (Console)
  • -Smart Key
  • -Cruise Control
  • -Accessory Socket (12V) with Smartphone Storage Space (Front Row and 2nd Row)
  • -Accessory Socket (12V) 3rd Row
  • -Front/Rear Power Windows
  • Specifications :
  • Engine :
    Engine Type                          Petrol
  • Capacity (cc)                             1462
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (L)                  45
  • ARAI Mileage                               20.27 kmpl
  • No. of cylinder                                  4
  • Max Power (bhp@rpm)               101.65bhp@6000rpm
  • Max Torque (nm@rpm)            136.8nm@4400rpm
  • Seating Capacity                           6
  • TransmissionType                      Automatic
  •  Emission Norm Compliance            BS VI
  • Fuel Tank Capacity                      45.0
  • Body Type                                   MUV
  • Front Brakes                              Disc
  • Rear Brakes                                 Drum
  • Front Suspension                         MacPherson Strut & Coil Spring
  • Rear Suspension                           Torsion Beam & Coil