Thursday, August 22, 2019

This is Suzuki's Rush, BR-V Fighter: Meet the 2020 XL6


Suzuki has finally blown the covers off the high-riding version of its Ertiga MPV: the XL6, and unlike its rivals from Toyota and Honda (and the added body cladding), they’re still calling this an MPV.

Compared to the Ertiga on which it’s based off on, the XL6 features an entirely new front-end that raises the hood for a stronger, more imposing stance. Suzuki is introducing a new “cross-bar” design element that sweeps into the LED headlights to give it a bolder look. The XL6 also gets all-black alloy wheels, roof rails, and side cladding to complete the SUV-like transformation.



Inside, the XL6 features a rather peculiar 6-seater arrangement (2+2+2). The all-black interior features a stone-like finish that replaces the wood grain one found in the Ertiga. The second-row captain’s seats are individually reclineable, but can be made to recline and slide with one touch to offer entry into the third row. Other than the unique second row, it’s pretty much the Ertiga down to the flat-bottom leather steering wheel and sweeping dashboard with a horizontal slat motif.

In terms of features, the Suzuki XL6 gets ventilated cup holders, accessory sockets for all three rows, and a dual A/C system.

Mechanically, the Suzuki XL6 uses the same K15 engine with 103 horsepower and 138 Nm of torque. In its home market of India though, it’s available with Suzuki’s Smart Hybrid tech. The available transmissions remain the same: a 5-speed MT or 4-speed AT. And based on Suzuki’s 5th Generation HEARTECT platform, the XL6 features dual SRS airbags, ABS with EBD, stability control with hill hold function, and reverse parking sensors all as standard equipment.


The 2020 Suzuki XL6 is available in India in 6 shades and in two variants: the Zeta and Alpha. The base Zeta starts at 979,689 Indian Rupee (~ P 714,789) and tops out at 1,146,189 Indian Rupee (~ P 836,269).

It’s too early to say whether Suzuki Philippines will bring in the XL6 for the local market. However, given the popularity of their Ertiga MPV (it’s currently the brand’s best-selling car), it makes sense for them to corner the market dominated by the likes of the Rush and BR-V.

2020 Suzuki XL6 Major Specifications
  • Overall Length: 4,445 mm
  • Overall Width: 1,775 mm
  • Overall Height: 1,700 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,740 mm
  • Engine: 1.5-liter KB15 Four-Cylinder
  • Maximum Power: 103 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 138 Nm @ 4,400 rpm
  • Fuel Tank Size: 45 liters
  • Tire Size: 185/65 R 15 

12 comments:

  1. The magic of wide lens and roof cutout photography

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  2. Does it have cruise control?

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  3. Mitsubishi Expander is still the king of Compact MPV. The best or nothing.

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    1. Xpander- The king of defects. ��

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    2. XPANDER-105PS, 141Nm
      RUSH- 104PS, 134Nm
      BRV-120PS, 145Nm

      Who is the king now? =)

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  4. Is it rear wheel driven or front wheel driven.

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  5. Suzuki is following the footstep of Honda with its grown-up Mobilio they called BR-V

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    1. But cannot surpass the fuel economy and power of the BRV. Imagine, the same engine displacement but with big difference in power?

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  6. Mobilio + (raised height) + new front fascia = BR-V,
    Ertiga + (raised height) + new front fascia = XL6
    Same gasoline engine, why not put diesel instead.

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  7. Next time you will see a pickup truck based on Ertiga or BR-V.

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  8. 4 speed AT or 5 speed MT, Di ba Jurassic Transmission pa to?

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    1. Malamang po. .Nag invest sila sa outside looks pero hindi sa panloob. .

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