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February 2022 - Maruti Nexa XL6 Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

In this variant explained article, you'll find out which variant of the Maruti Nexa XL6 petrol you should buy based on the ex-showroom prices, variant-wise features and value for money. Here we compare and objectively analyse the 2022 XL6's petrol variants and the features to figure out which variant is worth buying for a good value for money and ownership experience. Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and mileage of the Maruti Nexa XL6 with another petrol-powered MPV, the Kia Carens.

 

Maruti Nexa XL6

Updated (Feb 22, 2022): This update of the Maruti Nexa XL6 petrol variants explained article includes the latest prices of the Maruti Nexa XL6 and engine, dimension comparison with its prime rival, the Kia Carens.

Also Read: Kia Carens Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

If you prefer watching instead of reading, then you can watch the following Nexa XL6 Variants Explained video in Hindi:

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Maruti Nexa XL6 Petrol?

The pros or advantages of Maruti Nexa XL6 petrol are:

  • The most affordable car with captain seats in the second row
  • Balanced feature set with all must-haves in the Zeta make it a good value-for-money option for most buyers
  • Sufficiently different design from the Ertiga helps shed the ‘taxi’ image
  • Maruti’s reliability and large service network
  • Good fuel efficiency from the hybrid petrol engine - even with the power-sapping torque converter automatic
  • Respectable ground clearance of 180mm
  • Top-notch survivability score in GNCAP crash safety tests is right up there with the 5-star rated XUV300 and Nexon.

The Maruti Nexa XL6 petrol has the following shortcomings or problems:

  • Automatic transmission is of the vintage, power-sapping torque converter variety and a 4-speed one
  • No diesel engine option
  • Nexa exclusive - limits the sales reach a bit
  • Non-removable third-row seats make less boot space than the smaller Renault Triber in 2-row mode (550 litres vs 625 litres for Triber)
  • Although the survivability score is good, a 3-star overall GNCAP rating may not inspire confidence among buyers
  • Ex-showroom price now starts above Rs. 10.0 lakh and will therefore incur significantly higher taxes in many states
  • Although fairly basic in terms of features, the sub-Rs. 10 lakh price tag of the 2 Kia Carens variants make for a tempting option over the smaller XL6

What Is The Price Of Maruti Nexa XL6 Petrol Variants?

The 5th gen Maruti Nexa XL6 is available in 2 variants - Zeta and Alpha. Both variants get petrol-manual and petrol-automatic powertrain combinations. The petrol-manual variants cost Rs. 10.14 lakh and Rs. 10.82 lakh. The XL6 Zeta and Alpha petrol automatic cost an additional Rs. 1.2 lakh over the petrol-manual and cost Rs. 11.34 lakh and Rs. 12.02 lakh, respectively.

MARUTI SUZUKI NEXA XL6 PETROL | PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM | FEB 2022

Variant

Petrol-Manual

Difference

Petrol-Auto

Zeta

Rs. 10,14,000

Rs. 1,20,000

Rs. 11,34,000

Alpha

Rs. 10,82,000

Rs. 1,20,000

Rs. 12,02,000

Maruti Nexa XL6 Petrol Zeta - Base Model Features & Review

The base Zeta variant of the XL6 costs Rs. 10.14 lakh with the manual and Rs. 11.34 lakh with the automatic transmission. The automatic transmission carries a premium of Rs. 1.2 lakh over the XL6 Zeta petrol-manual. It gets almost all must-have features for this price like LED headlamps, LED tail lamps, auto AC, rear AC vents, cruise control, alloy wheels, power mirrors, keyless entry with push-button start/stop and touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto and Apple Carplay.

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MARUTI SUZUKI NEXA XL6 ZETA | BASE VARIANT STANDARD FEATURES

Rs. 10.14 Lakh (1.5L Hybrid Petrol MT) | Rs. 11.34 Lakh (1.5L Hybrid Petrol TC)

Ex-Showroom | Feb 2022

Safety

Style

Std. Safety Features

ISOFIX

LED DRLs

LED Tail-lamps

LED Headlamps

Day/Night IRVM

Side Cladding

R15 Alloy Wheels

Electronic Stability Control (AT Only)

Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

Front & Rear Skid Plates

Chrome Rear Garnish

Hill Hold (AT Only)

LED Fog Lamps

Roof Rails

Chrome Front Grille

Front Seatbelt Pretensioners w/ Load Limiters

Rear Wiper & Washer

Chrome Door Handles

Chrome Inside Door Handles

Rear Defogger

Black ORVMs w/ Turn Indicators

For this price, the XL6 Zeta looks like a value for money package with the manual as well as automatic transmission. Whether you want the XL6 with the manual or an automatic transmission, Zeta is the variant to buy.

MARUTI SUZUKI NEXA XL6 ZETA | BASE VARIANT STANDARD FEATURES

Rs. 10.14 Lakh (1.5L Hybrid Petrol MT) | Rs. 11.34 Lakh (1.5L Hybrid Petrol TC)

Ex-Showroom | Feb 2022

Entertainment

Functional

7-inch Touchscreen 

Auto AC

Rear AC Vents

Cruise Control

Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

Cooled Front Cupholders

2nd Row Reclining & Sliding Captain Seats

Electrically Adjustable & Foldable ORVMs

Voice Commands

Tilt Steering

Coloured MID

Sunglass Holder

Steering Mounted Controls

Front & Rear Power Windows

Front Armrest w/ Storage

Adjustable Front Seatbelts

USB, AUX & Bluetooth

All Rows Power Outlet

Armrest w/ Captain Seats

50:50 3rd Row w/ Recline

4 Speakers

Height Adjustable Driver Seat

All-row Adjustable Headrests

All Door Pockets

2 Tweeters

Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start/Stop

Maruti Nexa XL6 Petrol Zeta vs Alpha Variant

The Alpha variant of the Maruti Nexa XL6 costs Rs. 10.82 lakh with the manual transmission and Rs. 12.02 lakh with the automatic. These prices are Rs. 68,000 more than the XL6 Zeta. For this additional sum, you get rear parking camera, auto-headlamps, auto-folding outside mirrors, vanity mirror with light and leather upholstery.

MARUTI SUZUKI NEXA XL6 ZETA vs ALPHA | PRICE COMPARISON

 

Zeta

Difference

Alpha

Manual

Rs. 10,14,000

Rs. 68,000

Rs. 10,82,000

Difference

Rs. 1,20,000

 

Rs. 1,20,000

Automatic

Rs. 11,34,000

Rs. 68,000

Rs. 12,02,000

The Alpha variant of the Maruti Suzuki Nexa XL6 doesn’t add a lot of incremental cost over the Zeta. However, it also doesn't add enough features to warrant an upgrade because none of the features are must-have except the rear-parking camera. Thankfully, a rear camera is easily available from the aftermarket for a nominal price and is very easy to install too.

MARUTI SUZUKI NEXA XL6 ALPHA | FEATURES OVER ZETA

Rs. 10.82 Lakh (1.5L Hybrid Petrol MT) | Rs. 12.02 Lakh (1.5L Hybrid Petrol TC)

Ex-Showroom | Feb 2022

Safety

Functional

Style

Rear Parking Camera

Auto Headlamps w/ Follow-me-home

Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel

 

Auto Folding ORVMs

Leather Upholstery

 

Vanity Mirror w/ Light

 

Which Variant Of The Maruti Nexa XL6 Petrol Should You Buy?

With the Nexa XL6, the choice is still easy. Even after the price increase and the significantly higher tax, the Zeta variant makes better financial sense than the Alpha. It offers far better value than the Alpha. Moreover, the Alpha variant doesn’t add any compelling features to warrant an upgrade.

The recommendation for the XL6 automatic buyers remains the same. For XL6 petrol-automatic buyers, the 2022 price increase is nominal and doesn’t dramatically impact the on-road price between the 2 variants. The Zeta variant offers better value while the Alpha fails to offer any feature, which makes it a worthy upgrade over Zeta.

MARUTI SUZUKI NEXA XL6 PETROL | BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Petrol-Manual

Petrol-Auto

Recommendation

Zeta

Rank 1

Rs. 10,14,000

Rs. 11,34,000

Top recommended

Alpha

Rank 2

Rs. 10,82,000

Rs. 12,02,000

Not worth upgrading

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The Maruti Nexa XL6 Petrol?

The lower 2 variants of the Kia Carens with the 1.5L normal petrol engine seem like suitable competitors for the Maruti Suzuki XL6. The 1.5L normal petrol engine of the kia Carens has 10PS more power and 6Nm more torque than the XL6. It also has a 6-speed manual transmission while the XL6 has a 5-speed manual.

The XL6, however, has the option of a 6-speed torque converter automatic while the Carens 1.5L doesn’t get an automatic transmission at all. The XL6 also maintains its upper hand in terms of fuel efficiency. The mild hybrid engine of the XL6 petrol helps it deliver 19.01kmpl of mileage while the Carens only promises 15.7kmpl.

MARUTI SUZUKI NEXA XL6 PETROL Vs RIVALS

PETROL ENGINE SPEC COMPARISON

 

XL6

Difference

Carens

Displacement

1.5L Hybrid

 

1.5L Normal

Cylinder

4

 

4

Cubic Capacity

1462cc

35cc

1497cc

Maximum Power

105PS @ 6000rpm

10PS

115PS @ 6300rpm

Power:Weight

88.98PS / tonne

-

NA

Peak Torque

138Nm @ 4400rpm

6Nm

144Nm @ 4500rpm

Torque:Weight

116.95Nm / tonne

-

NA

Manual

5-speed

1-speed

6-speed

Manual FE

19.01kmpl

3.31kmpl

15.7kmpl

Automatic

4-speed TC

-

-

Auto FE

17.99kmpl

-

-

*Estimated

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What Are The Dimensions Of The Maruti Nexa XL6?

The Carens is a larger car than the XL6 and it’ll show when you see the 2 cars on the road next to one another. The Carens is longer, wider and taller and has a longer wheelbase too. However, the exterior dimensions don’t translate into a larger boot space. With all seats upright, the boot space of the Carens only has 7L better storage than the XL6. The Carens also offers slightly wider tyres than the XL6.

Find out how you can get the best mileage or fuel efficiency from your car:

10 Tips To Get Better Mileage From Your Petrol, Diesel Or CNG Car

MARUTI SUZUKI NEXA XL6 VS COMPETITION

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

XL6

Difference

Carens

Length

4445mm

95mm

4540mm

Width

1775mm

25mm

1800mm

Height

1700mm

8mm

1708mm

Wheelbase

2740mm

40mm

2780mm

Boot Space

180mm

190mm*

Ground Clearance

209L

7L

216L

Fuel Tank

45L

0L

45L

Tyre Size (Base)

185/65 R15

-

195/65 R15

Tyre Size (Top)

185/65 R15

-

195/65 R15

What Are The Colour Options Of The Maruti Nexa XL6 Petrol?

The 2022 XL6 petrol is available in the following 6 colours:

  • White
  • Silver
  • Grey
  • Blue
  • Beige/khaki
  • Red

Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we classify cars based on their size.

CLASSIFICATION OF CARS

SEGMENT

SUB-SEGMENT

LENGTH

EXAMPLE

A Segment

A

< 3699mm

Alto, Kwid (Exception), Santro, Celerio

       

B Segment

B1

3700 - 3850mm

Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago

 

B2

3850 - 3999mm

Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza

       

C Segment

C

4000 - 4499mm

Exception - New City, Slavia

Creta, Seltos, Compass, T-Roc, Ertiga

       

D Segment

D

4500-4750mm

XUV700, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V

       

D+ Segment

D+

4750+mm

Gloster, Fortuner, Superb, Camry, Carnival

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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