The Ertiga MPV by auto industry stalwart Suzuki 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.
The Suzuki Ertiga was first introduced back in 2012 in India. The Philippine-spec model was then launched in 2014. Later in 2019, the 2nd-generation model for this Suzuki-made MPV entered the local market. Its sports a completely new exterior design, a new engine, and it uses the new HEARTECT platform.
The Ertiga is a comfortable seven-seater that's compact enough for tight city roads
The 2nd-gen Suzuki Ertiga for the Philippine market has changed a lot from its previous version. It has a more modern-looking front fascia, rear end, as well as a more contemporary-looking roofline. For exterior equipment, standard on all variants are LED tailamps, halogen turn signals and halogen headlamps. Also avialable on the higher-end trims are side skirts, front foglamps, and side-mirror mounted turn signal repeaters.
As for wheels, the GA and GL variants rides on a set of 15-inch steel wheels, while the GLX variants come with a set of 15-inch alloy wheels.
The Philippine-spec Suzuki Ertiga can fit up to seven occupants including the driver. Standard on all variants of this MPV is a tilt adjustable steering column, fabric seats, a urethane clad steering wheel, an analog gauge cluster, digital trip computer, a 12-volt accessory outlet, and power windows.
While the GA gets a manual air-conditioning system, the GLX comes with an automatic air-conditioning system with rear vents. The mid-spec GL also has manual AC, but it does have rear vents.
Technology & Safety
The top-spec Ertiga GLX variant for the Philippine market is equipped with 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system. This headunit can connect via Apple Carplay, Android Auto, USB, AUX, and Bluetooth. The GL also comes with an eight-inch touchscreen but without the smartphone connectivity software besides Bluetooth. Lastly, the GA is equipped with a 1-DIN audio system with USB, Bluetooth, and aux-in connectivity. Standard on all Ertiga trims is a four-piece speaker system.
For safety, the Suzuki-made MPV comes standard with anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution, SRS airbags, ISOFIX tethers, and door beams for side impacts. The GLX and GL variants also come with parking sensors, an engine immobilizer, and security alarms.
Platform & Chassis
The 2nd-gen Suzuki Ertiga for the Philippine market uses the new HEARTECT chassis. This new chassis was designed for safety, and also provides a smooth, comfortable ride.
Suspension-wise, the Ertiga uses a MacPherson strut type for the front, and a torsion beam rear suspension. For braking, the Suzuki model uses front disc brake and a rear drum brake. Its hand brake is a hand-operated manual type. Lastly, this model also uses a front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout.
Size-wise, this Suzuki-made MPV has a length of 4,395mm, a width of 1,735mm, and a height of 1,690mm. It also has a ground clearance of 180mm.
Engine & Drivetrain
Propelling the Philippine-spec Ertiga is the K15B 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine. At most, this four-banger can make up to 103 horsepower 138 Nm of torque. Depending on the variant, it either uses a four-speed autmatic transmission, or a five-speed manual transmission.