It’s good to see that Maruti Suzuki has given plenty of safety features as standard on the 2022 XL6. It now gets four airbags, a tyre pressure monitoring system, ESP, hill hold assist, and a 360-degree camera, to name a few. In the future, we hope to see some of that safety tech trickle down on the mass market vehicles, too.
Now that we have the safety bit covered, the XL6 does have a lot more to offer than its outgoing model. You can spec the XL6 in four trims — Zeta, Alpha, Alpha+ and Alpha+ Dual Tone.
The XL6 gets the next-generation 1.5-litre petrol mild-hybrid engine which produces 102 bhp and 13.94 kgm. You can choose either a 5-speed manual gearbox or the new 6-speed torque converter along with paddle shifters.
The revamped XL6 is welcomed by a sleek chrome radiator grille flanked by LED headlamps. The tailgate now features a gloss black garnish and new smoked LED taillights. New dual-tone 16-inch alloy wheels are standard on the XL6.
Inside, the dashboard and 6-seat arrangement are unchanged from the previous model. The third row has reclining seats while the second row has captain chairs. Up front, the XL6 gets ventilated front seats and a 7-inch SmartPlay Pro touchscreen infotainment system with over 40 connected car features.
Now, the XL6 starts from Rs 11.29 lakh for the Zeta (manual gearbox) variant and goes all the way up to Rs 14.55 lakh (both ex-showroom) for the Alpha+ Dual Tone (automatic gearbox) variant. Would you choose the XL6 over the Carens? Do let us know your thoughts.