I believe ABS
is present in all diesel variants and petrol variants (except LXI) have optional ABS
. That might be one factor leading to price difference between petrol and diesel. Like I said before, it also appears to be a strategic move to push sales of the petrol variants.
One of my friends who checked out the card mentioned that it is smaller than Innova and the last row feels cramped. Give the 1.3L engine pitted against the tested 2.0L workhorse of Innova, I doubt if Ertiga would make significant inroads into the cab segment.
Another perspective from an individual customer is that Ertiga is effectively Ritz / Swift (same diesel engine) with:
- an additional row for kids
- rear AC vents
- slightly better legspace in the middle row
- slightly more premium upholstry (at least from the pictures)
- premium feel of owning a bigger car
Ritz VDI is close to 5.5 lakhs ex-showroom Mumbai while Ertiga is 8.38 lakhs. Will the market pay a premium of 3 lakhs for these is to be seen.