The XL7 is the crossover-styled version of the Ertiga MPV by Japanese car brand Suzuki. It carries an SUV vibe with prominent body claddings, a redesigned fascia, and a higher gorund clearance, among other features. Although it resembles the Ertiga, Suzuki says that over 200 components distinguish the XL7 from the MPV it was derived from. Presently, the Suzuki XL7 GLX AT is the only variant available. You may choose from Magma Gray Metallic, Snow White Pearl, Brave Khaki Pearl, and Rising Orange Pearl Metallic.
The all-new Suzuki XL7 was introduced in March 2020 together with the Suzuki S-Presso 2020. Suzuki Philippines Inc., the pioneer distributor of compact vehicles in our country, wants Filipinos to enjoy a highly efficient and good looking car with modern exterior and interior guaranteed to deliver an outstanding performance on the road.
Though a previous Suzuki XL7 was released in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada from 1998 to 2009, note that it shares nothing but a name.
The Ertiga's more outdoorsy, macho-looking brother
The first thing you will notice in the XL7 is its fiercely bold front. It is rugged but strikingly handsome. It bears a muscled grille garnished with the right amount of chrome highlights. A pair of quad chamber LED headlamps with daylight running lights is available for high-quality illumination.
On top, a set of sturdy roof rails are fixed. The back is generously spoiled with chrome designs and 3D tail lamps with light guides. Adding to the SUV appeal of this automobile are the skid plates displayed on its front and rear with side claddings.
This MPV measures 4,450mm long, 1,775mm wide, and 1,170mm tall. Supporting its 1,730 kg weight is a set of 16-inches shiny alloy wheels.
Stepping inside the Suzuki XL7 is an experience as it is filled with fine details everyone will love. Drivers will be mesmerized with the upgraded meter cluster fitted with advanced multi-information color LCD and the D-shaped steering wheel.
The color scheme of this seven-seater vehicle is gray and black, accentuated with red and satin chrome. A couple of materials are carbon fiber patterned, staying true to its elegant but bold attitude. The seats come in either leather or black fabric with adjustable headrests. Passenger comfort is assured as its second row can slide and recline using a one-touch system. Seats on the third row can also be reclined and separated. Charging your mobile devices is convenient as all rows are fitted with sockets.
As for cargo storage, it can carry a maximum of 199 liters at the split type compartment area in its rear. Space can be maximized by raising or folding third-row seats.
Technology & Safety Features
The Suzuki XL7 comes with a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment audio system that can be connected through Bluetooth and USB. It comes with useful and modern features such as keyless entry, power steering, power windows, steering wheel audio control, and the likes.
For safety, it is fitted with a generous amount of airbags found at the front and side. Curtain and knee airbags are also installed for added protection. The car is built with an auto brake system, electronic brake distribution, ABS with electronic brake-force distribution, control for stability, etc.
Platform & Chassis
At the front, this front-wheel-drive vehicle is equipped with a Macpherson Strut and coil suspension. A Torsion beam with coil spring is attached on its rear. Stopping is provided by the use of ventilated disc brakes at the front while halting in the rear is supported by leading and trailing drums.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Suzuki XL7 runs using a K15B 1.5L petrol engine that produces 103 hp with a torque of 138 Nm. Fuel efficiency is guaranteed thanks to its aerodynamic body tested to produce less drag and a four-speed automatic transmission.