The 2020 Suzuki XL6 is a mini (compact) seven-seater MPV, manufactured by Japanese carmaker Suzuki. The Suzuki XL6 2020 comes with a best-in-class fuel economy. The 2020 Suzuki XL6 has only one drawback, that Suzuki XL6 no diesel engine is offered, and therefore only available in the petrol variant. The good part of that is that the Suzuki XL6 has provided a mild hybrid system that increases the consumption of this petrol engine. Suzuki 2020 XL6 provides 19 km for the manual variant and 17.99 km for the automatic variant, which is the best considering the size and type of fuel.
The XL6 is based on Ertige’s strong foundations and adds a fair dose of premium. Practically and reasonably upgradeable, the Suzuki XL6 certainly has its charms. Too bad the brilliant Maruti’s 1.5 diesel isn’t an option. That would only add to this very capable and competent appeal of the MPV. The only advantage that rivals have over the Suzuki XL6 2020 in terms of fuel economy is that they still offer a diesel variant that has better fuel economy figures. As Suzuki announced its exit from the diesel engine market, we cannot expect a more economical engine either. But if you’re a gasoline buyer, then the XL6 is the most fuel-efficient car you can buy in this segment.
2020 Suzuki XL6 Interior
The interior got a completely black theme that differs from the beige color seen in the standard Ertiga. Also, the wooden slats have been replaced with black and gray trim, the seats are upholstered in faux leather, and the second-row bench has been replaced with two captain’s seats. Otherwise, the rest of the look, equipment, installation, and finish is the same as Ertiga. Like the Ertiga, the front seats are comfortable. The XL6 cab is ergonomically positioned, provides good visibility with an ideal driving position, and is practical with plenty of storage and storage options.
In addition, the other two captain’s seats provide good support, adequate support for the thighs and back, with the possibility of backrests and armrests. The latter, however, move in tandem with back support, which seems a bit strange. The space in the third row is the same as Ertiga’s – it’s about fine for people of average height. In fact, there is now a passage between the second-row seats for easier entry. Despite this, the captain’s seats lean back and move forward by pressing the lever.
When it comes to equipment, both the Zeta and Alpha variants get Maruti’s new entertainment unit SmartPlay Studio. It consists of a seven-inch touch screen that is easy to use and comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Other notable features include automatic air conditioning, rear vents, keyless entry with start/stop button, cruise control, and height adjustment for the driver’s seat. The premium Alpha trim additionally combines automatic headlights and a rear parking camera. Meanwhile, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, speed warning system and seat belt reminders for driver and front passenger are standard safety equipment. It is significant that only the automatic version received ESP and hill retention control.
2020 Suzuki XL6 Engine
The new XL6 comes with a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine that has been employed at Ertiga and, more recently, in the Ciaz sedan. It comes paired with either a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic torque converter. This engine is now compatible with BSVI and causes 103bhp of power and 138Nm of torque. It also features Maruti’s mechanical hybrid SHVS technology with an additional lithium-ion battery that helps fuel efficiency. This sleek and refined engine is quiet at start-up and even at idle. With sharp throttle reactions, it even feels quite capable of driving within city speed. However, it takes some time to gain momentum below 2,000 rpm. You’ll need to shift to lower gears and build up revs to get started due to lack of torque. After 3,500 rpm the engine becomes quite loud and sounds tense, even if it can turn to the red line. Fortunately, the gears are shortened with a short throw, the levers are precise, and the clutch is very light, which owners will surely appreciate.
2020 Suzuki XL6 Safety
The car safety standards that are fast in India are seen by every manufacturer as certain safety devices. So the Suzuki XL6 comes with dual front airbags, seat belts with pre-tensioners and load limits, ISOFIX child seat anchors, ABS + EBD with the braking system, rear parking sensors, and a speed warning sound. We don’t expect a 5-star rating from the XL6 because Suzuki hasn’t given anything extra in terms of safety compared to the Rating. The automatic variants come with hill holding as well as an electronic stability program. Here are some of the standard safety features available on the 2020 XL6 include dual front airbags, ISOFIX child seat holders, ABS with EBD, parking camera, parking sensors, brake assist, and 2020 Suzuki XL6 high-speed warning sound.