Invicto vs Ertiga: Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker, is all set to launch its new flagship MPV, the Invicto, on July 5, 2023. The Invicto is based on the Toyota Innova Hycross and will be sold via Nexa outlets. The Invicto will compete with the likes of the Kia Carnival and the Toyota Innova Hycross in the premium MPV segment. But how does it compare with Maruti’s own popular MPV, the Ertiga? Let’s find out.
The Invicto gets a distinctive front fascia with a chrome winged grille, LED projector headlamps, LED DRLs and fog lamps. The side profile features two-tone machined alloy wheels, chrome door handles and ORVMs with integrated turn indicators. The rear gets LED tail lamps, a roof spoiler and a chrome garnish on the tailgate. The Invicto is available in six colour options – Pearl Metallic Auburn Red, Metallic Magma Grey, Pearl Metallic Oxford Blue, Pearl Arctic White, Dignity Brown and Splendid Silver.
The Ertiga, on the other hand, has a more conventional design with a chrome grille, halogen headlamps, fog lamps and alloy wheels. The rear gets LED tail lamps and a chrome strip on the boot lid. The Ertiga is available in five colour options – Pearl Metallic Auburn Red, Metallic Magma Grey, Pearl Metallic Oxford Blue, Pearl Arctic White and Metallic Silky Silver.
Invicto vs Ertiga Dimensions
In terms of dimensions, the Invicto is larger than the Ertiga in every aspect. The Invicto measures 4,735mm in length, 1,830mm in width and 1,795mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,750mm. The Ertiga measures 4,395mm in length, 1,735mm in width and 1,690mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,740mm. The Invicto also has a higher ground clearance of 200mm compared to the Ertiga’s 185mm.
Interior and Features
The Invicto boasts of a spacious and luxurious cabin with dual-tone seat fabric and a sculpted dashboard with a metallic teak-wood finish. The Invicto comes loaded with features such as a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Suzuki Connect and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity, a panoramic sunroof, powered Ottoman seats for the second row with recline and slide function, dual-zone climate control, a powered tailgate, ventilated front seats, TPMS (tyre pressure monitoring system), six airbags and an ADAS (advanced driver assistance system) suite that includes features like adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and blind spot monitor.
The Ertiga has a simple and practical cabin with fabric seats and a dual-tone dashboard. The Ertiga gets features such as a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Smartplay Studio and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity, roof-mounted AC vents for the second and third rows, air-cooled cup holders for the front row occupants, smartphone storage space for the second row occupants, auto headlamps, cruise control, rear parking camera,
dual airbags and ABS with EBD.
Engine and Performance
The Invicto is power by a 2.0-litre petrol engine that produces 172bhp of power and 188Nm of torque. This engine is paire with an electric motor that adds another 11bhp of power and 206Nm of torque. The Invicto comes with an e-CVT (electronically controlled continuously variable transmission) as standard. The Invicto also gets three driving modes – Eco, Normal and Power – that alter the performance and efficiency of the vehicle.
The Ertiga is power by a 1.5-litre petrol engine that produces 99bhp of power and 136Nm of torque. This engine is available with either a five-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission. The Ertiga also gets a Smart Hybrid system that improves fuel efficiency by providing torque assist during acceleration and regenerating energy during braking. The Ertiga also has an option of a CNG variant that produces 87bhp of power and 121.5Nm of torque with a five-speed manual transmission.
According to the ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) figures, the Invicto delivers a fuel economy of 23kmpl while the Ertiga delivers a fuel economy of 19.5kmpl for the petrol variants and 26.2kmpl for the CNG variant.
Invicto vs Ertiga
|Ground Clearance (mm)||200||185|
|Boot Space (litres)||300||209|
|Engine Capacity (cc)||2,000||1,462|
|Power (bhp)||172 + 11 (hybrid)||99 / 87 (CNG)|
|Torque (Nm)||188 + 206 (hybrid)||136 / 121.5 (CNG)|
|Transmission||e-CVT||Manual / Automatic|
|Fuel Economy (kmpl)||23||19.5 / 26.2 (CNG)|
|Infotainment System Size (inches)||10.1||7|
Price and Verdict
The Invicto is expected to be priced between Rs. 17 lakh and Rs. 20 lakh (ex-showroom) while the Ertiga is priced between Rs. 8.64 lakh and Rs. 13.08 lakh (ex-showroom). The Invicto is clearly a more premium and feature-rich MPV than the Ertiga, but it also comes at a much higher price point. The Ertiga, on the other hand, is a more affordable and practical MPV that offers decent space, comfort and performance for a large family.
So, which one should you buy? Well, it depends on your budget and preferences. If you are looking for a luxurious and spacious MPV with advanced technology and safety features, then the Invicto is the one for you. But if you are looking for a value-for-money and reliable MPV that can accommodate seven people comfortably, then the Ertiga is the one for you.
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