Maruti's new XL6 MPV drives in at 9.79 lakh
The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on Wednesday launched a new multi-purpose vehicle XL6 priced between Rs 9.79 lakh and Rs 11.46 (ex-showroom).
New Delhi: The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on Wednesday launched a new multi-purpose vehicle XL6 priced between Rs 9.79 lakh and Rs 11.46 (ex-showroom). The new model comes with 1.5 litre petrol powertrain with progressive smart hybrid system paired with lithium-ion battery.
The XL6 will be available in five-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmission options. Manual trims are priced at Rs 9.79 lakh and Rs 10.36 lakh, respectively, while the automatic versions are tagged at Rs 10.89 lakh and Rs 11.46 lakh.
It comes with six seat configuration with captain seats in second row. "At Maruti Suzuki, we have always focused on bringing products that match the customers' demand. The XL6 is an exclusive six-seater premium MPV, designed to meet the aspirations of evolved NEXA customers," Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) MD and CEO Kenichi Ayukawa told reporters here.
The vehicle would be sold through the company's Nexa premium retail chain which has expanded its presence in over 200 cities with 364 outlets, he added. "There is a considerable increase in demand for premium multipurpose vehicles (MPVs) owing to the ever-evolving customer needs," Ayukawa said.
XL6 is seventh model from the company's stable to be compliant with BS-VI norms. Ayukawa said that Indian auto industry is undergoing a major shift in terms of new regulations, new technologies and new policies.
"As the leading automobile manufacturer of the country, MSI will ensure meeting all these regulations, expectations and requirements. On regulations, we will be ready much before the stipulated timelines," Ayukawa said.
The company is also investing in its research and development centre to introduce latest technologies and higher level of localisation, he added. Through focus on new technologies like CNG, hybrid and electric vehicles the company aims to bring down emissions and give environment friendly mobility solutions to its customers, Ayukawa said.
When asked if the company would rethink its decision to discontinue small diesel engines, Ayukawa said small diesel engines are not feasible for BS-VI compliance.