Maruti Suzuki's new MPV (R3/Ertiga) will be launched in Japan before India

     Of late we have been seeing car manufacturer’s developing country specific vehicles especially for India and developing countries. To name a few Toyota Etios, Hyundai Eon and Honda Brio as the best examples.

     Maruti Suzuki had showed an MPV condemned R3 which was developed specially for India. We have showed you many spy pictures as well as some clear pictures of Maruti’s R3 MPV which will officially be called Ertiga. Now according to latest new, the Ertiga or R3 MPV will be first launched in Japan before its India debut.

     The R3/Ertiga MPV is based on extended Ritz platform which seats 7 persons. Powering the MPV will a new 1.4L petrol engine and a 1.3L DDiS turbo diesel. The R3/Ertiga is a potential MPV to take on the market leader Toyota Innova. Expected to be priced around Rs. 7-8 lakh it will surely create a new segment and who know might dominate it for a long time as well. We are waiting for it Maruti! Of course we will not see it in India before the January Auto Expo 2012.

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