Maruti Suzuki, India's largest car manufacturer on Thursday launched its utility vehicle Ertiga at an introductory price range of Rs 5.89 lakh to Rs 8.45 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Ertiga will come in both petrol & diesel versions. With this car, the company has introduced its K-14 VVT 1.4 litre petrol engine in India. Maruti has termed it to be a Life Utility Vehicle (LUV). The Ertiga also comes with a new 1.4-litre K-Series petrol engine that uses variable valve timing and a 1.3-litre turbocharged diesel mill. Maruti claims that the seven seater car, will come with a fuel efficiency of 20.77 kmpl for its diesel variant (1.3 litre DDiS Super Turbo engine). The headlamp, in particular, resembles the Swift's while the rest of the exterior looks like an extended version of the Maruti Suzuki Ritz. Its closest competitors could be the Mahindra Bolero and Tata Sumo Victa among diesel-powered cars. Among petrol MPVs though, it will likely have a free run. Ertiga, Maruti's first multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) was unveiled at the Auto Expo 2012 in Delhi. With Ertiga, the company steps into the Utility Vehicle (UV) segment and effectively creates a new compact MPV segment in India. Built on the Swift platform, Ertiga's made-for-India design cues will form the mainstay of its market positioning. Maruti is planning to sell around 5,000 units of Ertiga every month. The company would manufacture the new car at its plant in Gurgaon.