The Suzuki Ertiga was introduced in India in 2012. It was launched in the Philippines in 2014 as the demand for MPVs rose. It was applauded and received huge success as the model contributed 30% to the annual sales of Suzuki Philippines Incorporated in 2018.
The second generation was successfully released in January 2019 complete with a redesigned interior and exterior.
The Ertiga is a comfortable seven-seater that's compact enough for tight city roads
The new Suzuki Ertiga aged like fine wine. It still has an impressive, muscular body that measures 1,735mm wide, 1690mm high, and with a length of 4,395mm long.
Its mellowed front features a sleek chrome grille, cased fog lights, and angular headlights. More defined character lines cover its nicely shaped body. At the back, it is designed with up to date halogen reflectors or projectors depending on the variant.
During its launch, two interior choices were introduced that are both appealing. Beige with brown highlights is more subdued, while black with fancy faux wood looks premium. Suzuki Motor Philippines discontinued offering the beige interior by the end of 2019. Its dashboard, steering wheel, and door panels are well crafted with faux wood highlights and premium plastic material.
The Suzuki Ertiga offers a lot of head and legroom thanks to its 2,740mm wheelbase. It can accommodate seven full-grown passengers. Its cargo capacity is 153 liters and space can be increased by folding the rear seats.
Technology & Safety
The Ertiga GLX variant comes with an impressive 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Apple Carplay, Android Auto, USB, AUX, and Bluetooth. The GA is fitted with a modern entertainment system alternative.
Safety is assured as it is built with an anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution, SRS airbags, ISOFIX tethers, and door beams for side impacts. A bonus for the GL types includes parking sensors and security alarms.
Platform & Chassis
The Suzuki Ertiga is built using the Heartect platform, proven for its outstanding durability. Its engineered chassis is tested to evenly distribute sudden impact lessening harm to its passengers. The platform also guarantees a smooth and quiet ride.
The vehicle’s suspension setup is provided by Macpherson at the front and a torsion beam at the back.
Engine & Drivetrain
Powering this front-engine-four-wheel drive vehicle is a K15B 1.5-liter engine capable of producing 103 horsepower with a Newton Meter of 138. On average, it can run 16km, making it a fuel-efficient compact MPV.