Maruti Suzuki XL6 test drive review
Here’s the review of Maruti Suzuki XL6
The new facelifted Maruti Suzuki XL6 has a considerable design update to make it look distinct from the previous version. The revised grille and headlamps with a generous offering of chrome lend the XL6 with a wider and more premium look. The 16-inch alloy wheels along with the strong shoulder line and the smoked tail lamps do a good job of giving the new XL6 an elegant look. Overall, despite being an MPV the updated XL6 looks very interesting to look at.
The updated K-Series DualJet dual VVT 1.5 L petrol engine develops 104 ps and 137 Nm of torque. The car also has paddle-shifters now allowing for better control of the gearbox if needed.
The other area where the car has excellence is fuel-efficiency. In times when fuel prices are painfully high teh XL6 proves to be an economical vehicle to run, especially when you consider that you can move around six people at a time.
The car now gets four airbags, hill-hold assist, traction control and ABS among other safety features.
The suspension does a great job of ironing out surface undulations leading to a comfortable ride quality. On the handling front, the XL6 turned out to be a neutral vehicle considering its positioning as an MPV. Straight line stability at highway speeds is good and the light steering weighs up decently while providing good feedback. Through the corners, the XL6 does exhibit body-roll at a fair pace but one needs to know that the car is designed to carry people in comfort and not at a blazing pace. Therefore the car does maintain the intended line through corners at reasonable speeds and the brakes do a good job of bringing the vehicle to a quick stop.