For road-trip junkies, it’s the journey that’s more important than the destination. With innovation par excellence and supreme comfort, Maruti Suzuki NEXA’s new premium multi-purpose vehicle (MPV), the XL6, makes these road trips all the more memorable. By Bayar Jain
Everyone loves a good trip, but nothing is worse than an uncomfortable car ride to ruin the journey. What if we tell you that you can now bid this aspect of road trips goodbye? Offering a blend of style, innovation, and comfort, Maruti Suzuki NEXA’s new MPV, the XL6 is here to revolutionise road trips.
Keeping in mind the aspirations of urban individuals, this bold car dons a sporty yet classy look. It’s raised hood and unique grille with a bold cross-bar design sweeping into the head-lamps culminating into inset LED lights add to the car’s rugged stance, while the black alloy wheels bring in the element of class. Roof rails, side claddings, quad LED headlamps and tail light guides add that extra oomph to the car’s personality.
But enough about the exterior. When on the highway, it’s the interiors which enhance the driving experience. An all-black top-of-the-line leather upholstery coupled with premium stone finish and rich silver accents elevate the vehicle to levels of extreme sophistication. With three rows of seating, each passenger has ample leg room and space to enjoy the ride. While the second row features captain seats for executive luxury, recliner seats in the third row ensures every passenger is left feeling pampered. Ventilated cup holders, overhead consoles, accessory sockets in each row help get the party started right from the get-go. Use your smartphone to blast music on the Smartplay Studio Touchscreen, a customisable 17.8 cm in-car infotainment touchscreen, and you’re sorted even for the longest of journeys. The system is completely integrated with the car displaying key vehicle information such as Low fuel alert, fuel economy, and etc. That’s not all! A slim instrument panel spreading across the width of the car further reemphasis the feeling of spaciousness and grandeur, which XL6 masters. Functional and stylish — just the way we like it!
It’s not all about the glamour though. The XL6 pays equal — if not more — attention to safety as well. Based on Suzuki’s 5th Generation HEARTECT platform, which uses a a smooth, continuous frame so as to better disperse energy forces from a crash, the XL6 has additional safety precautions as well. Not only is it compliant with all Indian safety regulations like frontal offset impact, side impact and pedestrian protection, but it also hosts safety features such as dual front airbags, Anti-lock-Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), front seat belts with Pre-tensioners and Force Limiters, ISOFIX child seat anchorages, high speed warning alert, and reverse parking sensors.
Available in a range of colours, like NEXA blue, Brave Khaki, Auburn Red, Magma Grey, Premium Silver, and Arctic White, the XL6 is powered by BS6 compliant K15 petrol engine with Progressive Smart Hybrid technology with Li-ion battery. It is available in a 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmission option. So what are you waiting for? Plan you next road trip with Maruti Suzuki NEXA’s XL6!