Suzuki Ertiga – it’s been around since 2012 so while it’s still a relatively “young” model, Suzuki managed to position it as one of its best-selling models since its launch. It’s spacious, it’s comfortable, and we’re also quite sure that many of you who have ridden or are current owners of this brilliant little MPV agree.
2020 Suzuki XL7 Philippines: Specs, Features, and Pricing Overview
With the launch of the Suzuki XL7 in March 2020, however, many of you have turned your attention to this new, tough-looking version of the Ertiga and have wondered, does it provide the same levels of convenience, comfort, and practicality as its tamer MPV brother?
Well, apparently it does because here are some underrated Ertiga features that are found on the all-new 2020 Suzuki XL7.
1. Ventilated Cupholders
Ventilated cup holders are great especially if you’re on for a long ride on EDSA or heading to a far-flung province outside of Metro Manila. This is because like how the A/C cools everyone inside a vehicle, a ventilated cup holder also cools down your choice of refreshing drink.
No refrigeration needed – just cold air. No fuss, no muss. It’s a simple way to cool down your bottle of water or orange juice and it can even cool down your pair of socks too if that’s what floats your boat.
If you don't want a cold drink you can even turn it off
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2. Sliding second-row seats
While this feature is fast becoming common on other MPVs available in the Philippines, the Ertiga is still known among many people as “that MPV with the sliding second row.”
This enables the passengers of the Ertiga as well as the XL7 to maximize legroom depending on how tall a passenger is, or where he/she is sitting.
The sliding 2nd row will come in handy especially your growing kids are now fighting for space inside the family car
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3. The K15B engine
Yes, one underrated feature of both the Ertiga and the XL7 is the K15B. Sure, some of you might say that it’s a boring four-banger with only 103 horsepower and 138 Nm of torque but it's reliable and it's fuel-efficient. Also, the K15B has already proven itself on other notable Suzuki vehicles like the Suzuki Jimny, the Ertiga, and the Suzuki Ciaz.
Yes, a diesel version of the Ertiga exists in other markets that could have come aboard the XL7, but we’re quite sure that many of you will not like it’s shorter preventive maintenance intervals and weaker horsepower outputs.
One thing that we did want to get however is a five-speed manual on the Suzuki XL7 but that’s not actually a far off wish because it does exist in other markets.
The K15B. One of the most underrated engines in the automotive industry today
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Know more about Suzuki XL7 2024
The Suzuki XL7 is an MPV that features a design that looks like a crossover-inspired version of the Suzuki Ertiga. The XL7's only available variant is priced at Php 1,181,000. Under the hood, this MPV is powered by a 1.5-liter K15B 4-cylinder gasoline engine that is capable of generating 103 hp and 138 Nm of torque. Only a 4-speed automatic transmission is the available gearbox for the PH-spec model.
Dimensions-wise, the XL7 is 4,450 mm in length, 1,775 mm in width, and 1,710 mm in height. Also, it gets a wheelbase and ground clearance rated at 2,740 mm and 200 mm, respectively. In the Philippines, this MPV goes up against the likes of the Mitsubishi Xpander, Toyota Avanza, and Maxus G50.
Cesar G.B. Miguel