Suzuki has brought their all-new Suzuki Ertiga 2018 to the ongoing Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS). The seven-seater is promised to heat up the already-hot compact segment which has been rather dominated by the Mitsubishi Xpander, Toyota Avanza, and Honda Mobilio.
At its global debut, the Ertiga 2018 puts on a new appearance alongside newly-updated technologies. In particulalr, the vehicle now gets a more upmarket and angular design and a unique face.
In this world debut, the Ertiga 2018 puts on a new appearance alongside new updated technologies
Speaking of the front fascia, it witnesses the domination of a larger chrome grille and the headlights. Differences also appear in the foglight bezels, foglights, and the front bumper. It will be even more appealing with the L-shaped taillights along with 15-inch alloy wheels with new designs.
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The new wheelbase expands in all height, width and length (by 5mm, 40mm, and 130mm respectively compared to the existing one, measuring 1690mm tall, 1735mm wide, and 4395 long).
In an attempt to get out of the Swift’s shadow, the brand gives the Ertiga the new cabin design and dashboard. So in the high-ends, the interior will feature new door panels, a bottom-flattened steering wheel, center console, and the dashboard that all are coated faux wood trim. There is also a floating infotainment system with a touchscreen.
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The new wheelbase expands in all height, width and length
Also presented in the interior are three 12V sockets, an upgraded design in the instrument cluster, height adjustable driver seat, a 4-speaker sound system and a steering rack that you can adjust its tilt angle. In addition, seats can be split folded (50:50 in the 3rd row and 60:40 in the 2nd row) just like the former model.
There is also a floating infotainment system with a touchscreen
The new 1.5-litre 4-cylinder K15B in place of the 1462cc, along with MPI and VVT, can churn out 105 PS and 138 Nm of torque. Unfortunately, the Suzuki Ertiga 2018 only offers the option of either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic.
Still keeping the Heartect platform from the Swift, the new Ertiga gets lighter though more rigid.
What’s more, the extra features the new Ertiga comprise of dual SRS airbags, Child seat anchors, EBD, ABS, ESP, keyless smart entry, and rear-parking sensors.
Presented in the interior are 3 12V sockets, and an upgraded design in the instrument cluster, etc
The official date of the Suzuki Ertiga’s launch to the Philippine market, up to now, still remains a mystery. Hopefully, Suzuki Philippines make a statement about it soon. Meanwhile, let's refer to thw below table for the latest price list of the Ertiga in our country:
|Model||2017 SRP||2018 SRP||Difference|
|Suzuki Ertiga 1.4 GA||P675,000||P699,000||P24,000|
|Suzuki Ertiga 1.4 GL MT||P778,000||P825,000||P47,000|
|Suzuki Ertiga 1.4 GL AT||P818,000||P865,000||P47,000|
|Suzuki Ertiga 1.4 GLX AT||P928,000||P965,000||P37,000|
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