24 Aug 2020: Maruti Suzuki leads the MPV segment thanks to XL6's success
According to the company, the car has helped them lead the MPV segment by occupying a market share of 51%. Moreover, the XL6 now accounts for nearly 14% market share in the premium MPV segment.
Here's our roundup.
Exteriors: Recalling the Maruti Suzuki XL6
The Maruti Suzuki XL6 has an eye-catching look, featuring a chrome-garnished cascading grille, a muscular bonnet with sculpted lines, a silver-colored skid plate, and full-LED automatic headlights.
On the sides, the MPV is flanked by roof rails, blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, wheel arches, chrome-covered door handles, and designer alloy wheels.
Dimensions-wise, it offers a wheelbase of 2,740mm and a ground clearance of 180mm.
Interiors: A peek inside the cabin
Maruti Suzuki XL6 offers an all-black six-seater cabin with captain seats for middle-row passengers, faux leather upholstery, automatic climate control, roof-mounted rear AC vents, and a flat-bottom steering wheel with cruise control.
The MPV packs a 7-inch SmartPlay Studio 2.0 infotainment console with support for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth.
For safety, it provides multiple airbags, 'Follow-me-home' headlamps, and crash sensors.
Engine: Power and performance
The Maruti Suzuki XL6 draws power from a BS6-compliant 1.5-liter K15 petrol engine with SHVS mild-hybrid technology.
The setup generates 103hp of maximum power at 6,000rpm and a peak torque of 138Nm at 4,400rpm.
The transmission duties on the MPV are handled by a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic gearbox.
Fact: What about the pricing?
In India, the Maruti Suzuki XL6 starts at Rs. 9.84 lakh for the manual Zeta model and goes up to Rs. 11.51 lakh for the top-spec Alpha automatic trim. The car is up for grabs exclusively via the company's NEXA dealerships.