Toyota is all prepared to give tough competition to the leading car manufacturer in India, Maruti Suzuki. These days the level of competition in the car market is getting raised day by day. There is so much competition that all the companies would eat up each other to get to the top. In order to plant its feet firmly in the MPV segment, Toyota has recently announced that it will soon launch the Avanza in India. The MPV is currently being sold in other countries like Thailand, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, etc. Currently, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is holding a good position in the MPV department.
Maruti Ertiga which is one of the best cars in the MUV segment. There are three engine variants available to choose from: petrol, diesel and CNG. The Ertiga is very spacious with a good boot space. The looks of the car are also good. The front end, with a slight hint of Suzuki’s Swift headlamp design, gives an appealing look. Also the rear end has nicely done tail lights and a chrome line. The Ertiga is a car which completes the needs of a mid-size family. It looks good, it has a good refined engine (1.4 litre petrol, 1.3 litre diesel) with a CNG option. It provides a comfortable ride and has average quality interiors.
On the other hand, Toyota Avanza could be called a sibling to the Toyota Innova. It does resemble (a bit) the Innova when viewed at some angles. The Avanza has been a successful entry level MPV in many countries. Toyota has decided to launch it in India as the market here is growing tremendously. The Avanza would be available in a diesel variant sporting a 1.5 litre engine which churns out 105 bhp of max power and 141 Nm of torque. It also has VVTi being used. The interiors are spacious and have enough room for 5 to 7 people. The Avanza might be introduced with safety features like ABS, EBD, air bags, etc.
Now, it is a difficult decision to choose one between the two cars. If Maruti Ertiga is already been sold in the Indian market and has received an impressive feedback from the customers, the Avanza is not far behind by proving itself in many other countries. The Avanza might attract customers who want to own a new refreshing looking car. The Ertiga has an advantage in the engine department. It is available in petrol, diesel and CNG variants whereas the Avanza would be available in diesel only. It is being anticipated that the Avanza would have more luxurious interiors and more safety features than the Ertiga.
The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is currently available in a price range starting from Rs 6.26 lakhs to Rs 9.03 lakhs. There is no info about the price at which the Avanza would be launched in India but the expected price range is Rs 6 to 8 lakhs. If Toyota manages to put an aggressive price tag to the Avanza then it would surely arouse a tough cat fight in the MPV segment!