You can use your smartphone for Suzuki Ertiga's updated touchscreen

Updated Jun 02, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The Suzuki Ertiga for the Indian market enters the realm of the high tech.

Recently, Maruti Suzuki updated the Suzuki Swift hatchback for the Indian market by giving it an updated SmartPlay Studio infotainment system.

To follow that up, the aforementioned car manufacturer then updated the Suzuki Ertiga with the same version of the infotainment system.

A picture of the Suzuki Ertiga parked near some shops

With this update, it seems that Suzuki is slowing making their cars more high tech

What can it do?

Aboard the Suzuki Ertiga, the new system now includes Apple CarPlay and Android Connectivity options, but also a way for a car owner to access it through a smartphone. This feature, however, is only available on the top-of-the-line Ertiga called the ZXi+.

Maruti Suzuki - Smartplay Studio - Smartphone Connections

This makes it more convenient in terms of accessibility as well as providing crucial vehicle alerts to the palm of your hand.

And yes, the new system also connects the infotainment system to the cloud (presumably a Suzuki owned cloud server) providing it with more useful features.

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Does this come with the Philippine-spec Ertiga?

If you remember, Suzuki Philippines updated the locally available 2020 Suzuki Ertiga GLX and the GA. The SmartPlay Studio update, however, did not come with the updated top of the line Ertiga GLX.

With regards to this, we’re predicting that it’ll be coming aboard the GLX sometime around the last quarter of this year, or even next year. As for an official statement from Suzuki Philippines with regards to this exciting update, we’ll just have to wait.

A picture of where to get the Suzuki Maruti Smartplay Studio

The Smartplay Studio App is available on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store

>>> Related: Latest Suzuki Ertiga price in the Philippines

Other Maruti Suzuki Ertiga updates

In other Ertiga related news, Maruti Suzuki also dropped the diesel variants of the Ertiga. Like us here in the Philippines, the only available variants of the Ertiga are only available with the 1.5-liter K15B gasoline engine.

This decision was made due to the new Indian BS6 emission standards that came into effect this April 1, 2020.

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Alas, it looks like we here in the Philippines will never get the chance to get our hands on a diesel version of the Suzuki MPV.

For more automotive news, keep reading here on Philkotse.com.

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Suzuki Ertiga

<p>The Suzuki Ertiga is a seven-seat, five-door, compact MPV. For the Philippine market, it uses a 1.5-liter inline-4 engine capable of making up to 103 horsepower and 138 Nm of torque. Avaialble transmission options for this model includes a four-speed automatic transmission, and a five-speed manual transmission. Its assumes a front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout and it uses a MacPherson strut front suspension, and a torsion beam rear suspension.&nbsp;</p>

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