- 2022 Maruti Suzuki XL6 facelift MPV will be launched in India today. Pricing for the new XL6 is expected to be in the range of lesser Kia Carens. It will also compete with Mahindra Marazzo among others in the three-row passenger vehicle segment.
2022 Maruti Suzuki XL6 facelift MPV is ready to launch today. HT Auto will be covering the launch to bring you live updates and the latest event updates. The facelift version of the XL6 is seen as Maruti’s gamble to relaunch itself in the three-row passenger vehicle segment which has been growing in popularity lately. Following the launch of the 2022 Ertiga facelift, the new XL6 will give Maruti a chance to take on rivals like Kia Carens and Mahindra Marazzo among others.
2022 Maruti XL6: price expectation
Maruti once offered the XL6 minivan at a starting price of ₹10.14 lakh (ex-showroom) before stopping taking reservations for the older model. High-end versions of the XL6 were priced at ₹12.02 lakh (former showroom). In this price range, the XL6 will compete with some of the Carens versions like Premium, Prestige and Prestige Plus. If Ertiga’s price is any clue, expect Maruti to price the new XL6 just as competitively.
Maruti XL6 2022: what’s new
Maruti has confirmed several features that will be introduced in the 2022 XL6 facelift MPV. Among them are ventilated front seats which is a first in Maruti cars in India. This feature, which comes in handy for hot climates, has already been seen in cars from competing brands like Hyundai and Kia.
Launch of the 2022 XL6 facelift minivan: what Maruti is aiming for
Maruti’s dominance in the MPV segment is currently being challenged by newer models like the Kia Carens. Offered at a wide price, the Carens threatens to eat up the share of Ertiga and XL6 with its less efficient versions. With the launch of the updated Ertiga, and now the XL6, Maruti aims to regain its stronghold in the segment. Both now come with new features, some of which are being introduced for the first time in a Maruti car. Maruti hopes the new XL6 will offer enough to keep its customer base intact in the segment, as well as rob Carens of any advantage.
The journey of the Maruti XL6 minivan in India
Maruti Suzuki launched the XL6 MPV in India three years ago as a premium version of the Ertiga. Along with Ertiga, the XL6 spiced things up in the MPV segment hitherto dominated by Toyota Innova. Offered at a more affordable price, both MPVs quickly captured a significant slice of the MPV pie. Both are still among the bestsellers in the segment. In terms of sales, Ertiga was more successful than the XL6.
Date of first publication: April 21, 2022, 08:01 IST