The second generation Suzuki Ertiga MPV has been unveiled at the 2018 Indonesia Motor Show today. Besides the design upgrades, the new Ertiga is slightly larger than the outgoing model.
Speaking of the dimensions, the ‘Heartect’ platform-based new Ertiga measures 4395 mm in length (up from 4296 mm), 1735 mm in width (up from 1695 mm) and 1690 mm in height (up from 1685 mm). The wheelbase however, remains the same at 2740 mm. Ground clearance is at 180 mm.
As for the design, the Suzuki’s designers remind us a couple of other popular cars, and you guessed it, one of them is from Sweden. Exterior features include projector headlamps, fog lamps, LED rear combination lamps with light guides, rear parking sensors and new 15-inch alloy wheels.
The restyled cabin gets wood accents on the dashboard, door pads and on the steering wheel as well. Features include 6.8-inch touchscreen with bluetooth connectivity, smart entry with push button start/stop, tilt adjustable steering, driver seat height adjustment, 4 speakers, ventilated cup holders and last but not the least, a power outlet in the second row as well. A reversing camera is offered as an accessory.
With the 3rd row folded, the boot space measures 550 litres, and can be further expanded to a maximum of 803 litres.
Safety features include dual front airbags, ABS, EBD, ESP and ISOFIX anchorages.
Powering the new Ertiga is a 1.5-litre (1462 cc) K15B 4-cylinder petrol engine, delivering 104.7 PS of power @ 6000 rpm and 138 Nm of torque @ 4400 rpm. The engine can be had either with a 4-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual transmission.
Fuel efficiency is claimed to be 18.06 km/l for manual transmission while the automatic returns 16.73 km/l. More here.
Production and sales of the original Ertiga started in Indonesia and India in 2012, and the car has been fairly popular in both markets. Suzuki said that as of February 2018, 676,000 units have been sold, both through sales in Indonesia and India and exports to over 70 countries and regions.