Suzuki Ertiga

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Suzuki Ertiga
2015 suzuki ertiga glx 00.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Suzuki
Also called Mazda VX-1[1]
Production 2012–present
Assembly India: Gurgaon (Maruti Suzuki)
Indonesia: Bekasi (Suzuki Indomobil Motor)
China: Chongqing, Changan Suzuki
Body and chassis
Class Compact MPV
Body style 5-door wagon
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Related Suzuki Swift
Suzuki SX4
Powertrain
Engine 1.4 L K14B I4 (petrol)
1.3 L D13A I4 (diesel)
Transmission 5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,740 mm (107.9 in)
Length 4,265 mm (167.9 in)
Width 1,685 mm (66.3 in)
Height 1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Curb weight 1,180 kg (2,600 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor Suzuki APV (Indonesia)

The Suzuki Ertiga, is a seven-seat compact MPV developed by the Japanese manufacturer Suzuki and its Indian subsidiary Maruti Suzuki. The vehicle is an inspired response to the dynamic and demanding lifestyles of modern families, the Ertiga is a compact MPV with seating for 7 people in a 3-row layout. Its distinctive design combines a compact body, lightweight engine, aerodynamic styling and refined features to deliver great performance, outstanding comfort, ample cabin space and exellent fuel efficiency. Its unique design brends stylish passenger car form with smart MPV versatility of a compact body, and an enjoyable driving experience.

The Ertiga is also sold in Indonesia as Mazda VX-1.

Overview[edit]

It was launched on 12 April 2012 in India,[2] 22 April 2012 in Indonesia and 17 July 2014 in the Philippines.[3] Maruti Suzuki proclaims it to be the first LUV (Life Utility Vehicle).

It competes with the Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Tata Sumo Grande, Toyota Avanza,Honda Mobilio and Nissan Grand Livina. This car is powered by K-series 1.4 litre petrol engine. A diesel version of this car is powered by Fiat's 1.3 litre Multijet engine. The car is based on extended Suzuki Swift platform. This means that the Ertiga is a monocoque MPV; the first in India. It is also considered to be a cross between a saloon/hatchback and an MPV. It has beaten the long-reigning Toyota Innova.This is said that "ERTIGA" is first "muv in world.

The Ertiga is said to be the production version of the R-III (R3) concept showcased by MSIL at the Indian Automobile Exposition 2010. Moreover the name Ertiga is said be an adaptation of R-Tiga where "Tiga" means "three" in Indonesian. The "R" stands for Rows. Therefore "Ertiga" is derived from "R3" which in turn means "(Swift with) Three Rows".

Engine[edit]

Suzuki Ertiga Comes with two engine options with Diesel available mostly in India and Petrol for the Export Markets.

Petrol

To spur the kitchen, Ertiga K series engine which is K 14 B made from lightweight aluminum, powerful and responsive, work more efficiently so that it remains fuel efficient. configuration the engine is 4-cylinder, 1,373 cc (1.4 CC), DOHC, 16-valve, VVT (Variable Valve Timing).

Powered Multi Point Injection, or fuel supply system into the combustion chamber engine is electronically controlled to produce perfect combustion and get a good engine performance, exhaust emissions are good (according to the standard euro-3) and economical fuel consumption. Not only that power / maximum power of 95 PS / 6,000 rpm with maximum torque of 130 Nm / 4,000 rpm so the car is powered from low rpm and can maneuver in and out of the city.

This engine uses Drive-By-Wire Technology to produce the performance of the machine more accurate, responsive and more responsive acceleration because it supported the ECM system (Electronics Control Module) and the fuel valve opening is controlled by a potentiometer sensor cable replacement gas. Power generated to be optimal, more fuel-efficient and low exhaust emissions making it more friendly to the environment or eco-friendly.

Diesel

The DDiS is a 1.3-litre diesel engine: generates high power and excellent torque. The combination of common rail fuel injection with an inter-cooled turbocharger generates high dynamic torque for excellent acceleration and all-round performance, together with outstanding fuel efficiency, making it one of the best diesel cars in India.


This is also the highly acclaimed 1248cc DDiS, Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT) engine, which has already been used by the company in the sedan SX4. The maximum power and peak torque figures of the diesel variant are 90 PS at 4000 rpm and 200 Nm at 1750 rev per minute respectively.

Wheel Size[edit]

Suzuki Ertiga's Stock 15" Alloy wheels
Ertiga Steel rim in GA Variant
Ertiga Steel wheel Cap

Wheel size with Five Screw s (Five Thugs) is one of the feature that gives the Suzuki Ertiga leap forward from it’s rivals with only Four Screw(Four Thugs). The GA/LXi Variant runs on 15-inch steel wheels with centre caps.

GL/VXI, ZXI, LDI, VDI, ZDI is fitted with multi spoked 15-inch alloy wheels with metallic silver coating.

Suzuki Ertiga can accommodate Wheel Size 185/65R15 which is the stock wheel Size, 195/60R15 and 205/60R15 to name the standard size for the Ertiga.

Markets[edit]

India[edit]

According to Maruti Suzuki, the Indian Ertiga was designed specifically for Indian consumers,[4][5] unlike the other Maruti models which were designed for the global market. Maruti has marketed it as a "Life Utility Vehiclle".[6] 11,000 of these vehicles were ordered in India within five days.[7][8]

In India, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga[9] MPV is available in both the alternatives of diesel and petrol variants. Though both of these engines were also seen doing duties earlier in various models, but this time they are tweaked and retuned to get more out of them, as now they need to bear more burden due to its stretched platform and provide its consumers with some fitting performance figures.

The petrol-run 1.4L power train is K14B; the advanced K-series motor with variable valve timing (VVT) that weights light resulting in better mileage figures. The power train with 1372cc displacement delivers a peak power of 95 PS at 6000 rpm along with a peak torque of 130 Nm at the rate of 4000 rpm.

In June 2013, Maruti Suzuki added its Ertiga models with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The Ertiga LXi and VXi have original factory converter kit and are provided with i-GPI (intelligent Gas Port Injection) which Maruti Suzuki claimed will achieve 22.8 kilometers of one-liter-premium-equivalent. Previously Maruti Suzuki has CNG models for Alto, Wagon R, Eeco, SX4 and Estilo.[10][11]

Variants

Variant Description
LXI Basic model of the Ertiga
VXI Middle class model of the Ertiga that comes with features like ABS, airbags, alloy wheels, etc.
VXI (ABS) VXI model with ABS
ZXI Top model of the Ertiga with all the features
LDI Diesel version of LXI with ABS as standard
VDI Diesel version of VXI with ABS as standard
ZDI Diesel version of ZXI with ABS as standard

Indonesia[edit]

Suzuki Ertiga, hailed as the car of the year in Indonesia for 2013

At the 20th Indonesia International Motor Show, three new concepts in the Ertiga's form are introduced, the Sports, Luxury and Crossover version, which are actually Ertigas heavily modified into concept cars. The normal version, in this case the GX, also appeared.

After the trouble between worker unions at the Maruti Suzuki Plant in India, plans are being made to transfer the building plant to Indonesia, as most of the orders are from that country. The versions of that county's Ertiga is also different. It has five versions, the GA (standard), GL (more equipped than GA), GX (mid-range), Elegant (GX with aerokit and interior luxuries), and Sporty (GX-based limited edition with special body kit, similar to Suzuki Swift Sport). All version comes in 5-speed manual or 4-speed auto, while GA only have manual option. In January 2013, Ertiga with double blower AC was introduced. Though was based from Swift, the second AC blower was placed on the interior platform like other pickup-based MPVs, such as the Toyota Kijang Innova or the Isuzu Panther, unlike another non-pickup-based MPV such as Nissan Grand Livina which its second AC blower was placed in rear console box. On May 2013, Ertiga with automatic transmission was introduced for GL & GX type.

The Suzuki Ertiga sold 109,461 units in two years, with selling record over Toyota Avanza in one year.[12]

Mazda VX-1 In Indonesia

Variants

Variant Description
GA Basic model of the Ertiga.
GL Basic model of the Ertiga with additional luxuries that comes with features like power windows, double blower AC, alloy wheels, rear wiper, etc.
GX Middle-range model of the Ertiga with all the features, like Airbags, ABS, featuring exterior cosmetics, steering-mounted audio controls, dual airbags, reclining 2nd row seats, refined audio system, etc.
Elegant Middle-top model of the Ertiga with all the features. This variant got front, rear, side under spoiler, rear upper spoiler, fog lamp bezzel chrome set, muffler extension, lower chrome garnish grille, side body moulding, leather seats and wooden trim. Also sold as Mazda VX-1.
Sporty Top model of the Ertiga with all the features based on GX. This variant got a specially-made Suzuki Sport bodykit (similar to Suzuki Swift Sport), rear spoiler, mufler cutter, new 16" racing alloy wheels that shared the same design as the Suzuki Swift Sport and refined interior. This model was limited only to 200 units per year. A 6-speed manual transmission is available as an optional.



Export Markets[edit]

The launch of the Ertiga has been announced for the export market in July 2014. The available variants at introduction will be GA manual transmission, GL manual or automatic and GLX automatic and LDi variant for Algeria. All models will be fitted with the 1.4 liter petrol engine. One of the export Markets of Ertiga is The Republic of the Philippines[13]

Philippines[edit]

Suzuki Ertiga Dusky Brown Philippines

Suzuki Ertiga reached the Philippine soil on the eve of Typhoon Rammasun, known locally in the Philippines as Typhoon Glenda on July 17, 2014 at the Bellevue Hotel in Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Although the vehicle is formally called the LUV, Suzuki Ertiga is the third MPV offered by Suzuki Philippines next to the APV and the APV type II.

Several months after Suzuki Ertiga was launched on the Toyota Innova and Toyota Avanza dominated market of the Philippine Islands, Suzuki has shown increase on road visibility in the past few months with more and more newly released Suzuki Ertigas spotted on roads.

Suzuki Ertiga will be joining the competitive market of MPV’s in the country as it joins the MPV arena with earlier players such as Chevrolet Orlando, Chevrolet Spin, Toyota Innova, Toyota Avanza, Mitsubishi Zinger, Mitsubishi Freeca, Nissan Livina, Kia Carens, Volkswagen Touran, Peugeot 5008, Isuzu Crosswind, and the recently launched Honda Mobilio.




Variants

Variant Description
GA Basic model of the Ertiga.
GL Mid model of the Ertiga with two transmission options such as Automatic and Manual, it offers ABS+EBD, three-point belts in the rear, nicer trim and slightly fancier seat fabric, alloy wheels, a nicely integrated 2-DIN stereo, and those missing headrests
GLX Top of the line model of the Ertiga that comes with keyless entry, steering-wheel audio controls, a rear wiper, foglights, and all the other goodies on the GL.

South Africa[edit]

Suzuki Ertiga Ecru Beige South Africa

The Suzuki Ertiga is the brand’s first MPV-type vehicle in South Africa. However the company is keen to point out that it’s not an MPV. It’s called a Life Utility Vehicle and its aimed at being ultra practical, while retaining the fun-to-drive characteristics of the popular Swift.

The 7-seater MPV is the second made-in-India product in Suzuki SA’s portfolio, the first one being the older Alto (A-Star). The South Africa-spec Ertiga is available only with the 1.4-litre K-Series petrol engine which puts out 95 PS and 130 Nm of torque. The transmissions options are a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic unit.

Variants

Variant Description
GA is the most basic, aimed at the fleet market and in particular taxi/shuttle/B&B owners. As such it rides on steel wheels, eschews an audio system and a rear screen wiper.
GL Mid model of the Ertiga with Automatic and Manual Transmission, it offers ABS+EBD, three-point belts in the rear, nicer trim and slightly fancier seat fabric, Steel wheels with Hub Cap, a nicely integrated 2-DIN stereo, and those missing headrests
GLX Top of the line model of the Ertiga with Automatic and Manual Transmission that comes with keyless entry, steering-wheel audio controls, a rear wiper, foglights, and all the other feature on the GL.

Thailand[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

United Arab Emirates[edit]

Algeria[edit]

Ertiga facelift[edit]

Ertiga facelift is likely to go on sale in the second quarter of 2015. the updated Ertiga will be more fuel efficient than the current model. Under the bonnet is the same 1.4-litre K Series petrol engine producing 94bhp and 130Nm and the 1.3-litre Fiat’s multi-jet unit that is good for 89bhp and 200Nm of torque. It is expected that the fuel efficiency figures have been increased by up to 10 per cent. Rumours also suggest that the company is planning to introduce the automated manual transmission equipped Ertiga.[14]

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