Car Expert, Editor at 91Wheels
28 Sep 2020
The XL6 was launched last year and created a niche for itself in the Rs 10-12 lakh bracket. Based on the successful Ertiga, the XL6 is aimed towards buyers who want a family vehicle but with sportier intentions and individual second row seats for added comfort levels. This 6 seater is sold via Nexa outlets and for the next three months, we will be bring you updates as we munch up miles, as part of our Maruti XL6 long term review.
We picked up the media vehicle yesterday and it already had almost 14,000km on the odometer. This one is the 1.5 litre manual version though Maruti also offers an optional 4-speed automatic gearbox. There is no diesel engine option in the pipeline but the mild hybrid set-up ensures the XL6 will deliver decent mileage figures in urban runs. We plan to cover a lot of miles in this Nexa offering and the XL6 will also see a couple of outstation trips in the next few weeks.
Date of arrival: 27th September
Odometer reading on arrival: 13819
As I said earlier, it is based on the Ertiga but ends up getting its own identity due to multiple changes on the outside. The headlamps for example are new and the LEDs do ensure excellent illumination at night. The all around black cladding also lends it a sportier stance. That said, we would have liked taller and wider tyres on this one. The biggest change in on the inside, with the bench 2nd row being replaced with individual seats. This also means kids can walk through the seats to the last row.
As part of our XL6 long term review, we will also be conducting a fuel economy test on this one next month. Likewise, we will test out its capabilities when it comes to seating 6 adults in comfort. If you have any particular question about the XL6, do let us know by leaving a comment in the section below.