My 2022 Maruti XL6 AT: 7 key observations after 5000 kms & 2nd service

Engine seems to have become more refined than the already refined engine and for those who are interested in 0-100 kmph figures, it is definitely improved.

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Ownership experience of my new 2022 XL6 Zeta AT after driving 5000 kms and second service update:

I know by experience that 2-3 years of age is the most established age to experience the tantrums from your kids, however when it comes to vehicles, sometimes it is difficult to conclude who is throwing more tantrums: Your new car (no offense to anyone) or the new enthusiast in you who just bought a new car (again no offense to anyone).

I was in the same league when I bought my new XL6 Zeta AT in April 2022. BTW, as of today, except the ventilated seats, I have everything features wise what you get in the top end model and I think even more than that.

This post will talk about what has changed (or should I say suddenly changed after the second FREE service). So here goes the list:

  • The pickup has improved and it no more feels like a car that is running on a CVT with rubber band effects. It now feels like a car that is responding to the throttle inputs especially in the city traffic.
  • The paddle shifters are working like a charm as long as it is 5>4>3 or vice versa. The 3>2>1 is highly not recommended as the only thing that will happen is high engine revving and disproportionate distribution of power on the axle.
  • Engine seems to have become more refined than the already refined engine and for those who are interested in 0-100 kmph figures, it is definitely improved.
  • The ‘Lethargy’ as has been reported by many in this forum has reduced by at least 50% (no real way to test this however the overall driving experience has improved a lot).
  • Most importantly the FE has bumped up from single digit to double digit in the city runs and almost close to 16 on the highway runs (I ALWAYS drive with AC ON). Mind it however that ONLY city drives in the stop and go traffic will not give you the desired average.
  • No more call drops or poor call or music quality on the ICE.
  • No niggles reported so far (touchwood).

So, based on the technical analysis of the mileage earned by the car till now, I would like to assume that going forward the driving experience is only going to improve.

Anyone who is still looking for a family mover on low budget in the city and occasional highway drives, XL6 still beats other cars around. The ASS and the Maruti Suzuki bench-marking still holds good in 2022.

Happy to assist anyone in the purchase decision when it comes to a 6/7 seater family car.

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