The upcoming Maruti XL6 Facelift is expected to have minor design changes, and it will get some extra features, which will make it more premium.
Maruti Suzuki has recently launched the new-gen Celerio, Baleno Facelift and the updated Wagon-R in the Indian market and it still has plenty of other new models in the pipeline. The creators recently sent us a media invitation for an event that stretches from April 21stSt. Until April 24M. The language of the invitation indicates that this is the unveiling of the Facelifted XL6.
The upcoming Maruti XL6 Facelift has been spotted several times during road tests in India, but in full body camouflage, so we are not sure about its design change. We hope the updated model gets a re-styled headlamp, a new front grille and possibly different bumpers (front and rear). The silhouette of the car will probably remain unchanged.
For the interior, we’re not sure what the changes will be However, considering the new Baleno Facelift, we expect that the XL6 will become much more premium after the update. The infotainment system can be upgraded with a 9-inch touchscreen (including SmartPlay Pro Plus) and features like a 360-degree camera and HUD can be added. We will have to wait for the official inauguration to know for sure.
The current Maruti XL6 is powered by a 1.5-liter, naturally ambitious, inline-4 petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 105 PS and a maximum torque of 138 Nm. This powerplant will probably move forward unchanged. Transmission choices include a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox, and a light-hybrid system is provided here as standard.
According to reports, Maruti Suzuki is planning to replace its 4-speed AT with a 6-speed AT, and this new automatic transmission may first be seen on the facelifted XL6. It could be the next generation of Brezza and other Maruti Suzuki cars in the future. With the 6-speed AT, the Maruti XL6 should offer better performance and efficiency.
The Maruti XL6 is currently priced at Rs. Rs 10.14 lakh to Rs 12.02 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), and the facelifted model will be a little more expensive. After launch, it will continue to lock horns with Kia Currens, though still a premium alternative to its sibling, the Maruti Ertiga (which is about to get a facelift soon).