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Suzuki Ertiga
2013 Suzuki Ertiga 1.4 GX wagon (ZE81S; 01-20-2019), South Tangerang.jpg
2013 Suzuki Ertiga GX (Indonesia)
ProductionJanuary 2012 – present
Body and chassis
Body style5-door wagon
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive

The Suzuki Ertiga is a seven-seat mini/compact MPV manufactured by the Japanese automaker Suzuki since 2012.


The name "Ertiga" is an adaptation of "R-Tiga" where "Tiga" means "three" in Indonesian, while "R" stands for "row". Therefore, the name is derived from "R3" which in turn means "three-row (MPV)".


Petrol engines
Chassis code Model Engine Transmission Power Torque
ZE81S (ZG81S for Mazda VX-1) 1.4 1,373 cc K14B DOHC 16-valve EFI inline-four with VVT 5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
70 kW (94 hp; 95 PS) at 6,000 rpm 130 N⋅m (96 lb⋅ft) at 4,000 rpm
NC22S 1.5 1,462 cc K15B DOHC 16-valve EFI inline-four with VVT 77 kW (103 hp; 105 PS) at 6,000 rpm 138 N⋅m (102 lb⋅ft) at 4,400 rpm
Diesel engines
Chassis code Model Engine Transmission Power Torque
ZEK1S 1.3 1,248 cc D13A DDiS DOHC 16-valve inline-four with turbocharger 5-speed manual 68 kW (91 hp; 92 PS) at 4,000 rpm 200 N⋅m (150 lb⋅ft) at 1,750 rpm
1.5 1,498 cc E15A DDiS DOHC 16-valve inline-four with turbocharger 6-speed manual 70 kW (94 hp; 95 PS) at 4,000 rpm 225 N⋅m (166 lb⋅ft) at 1,500–2,500 rpm

First generation (ZE; 2012)[edit]

First generation (ZE)
2012 Suzuki Ertiga GX, Bandungan, Semarang (cropped).jpg
2012 Suzuki Ertiga GX (pre-facelift, Indonesia)
Also called
  • Mazda VX-1 (Indonesia)
  • Proton Ertiga (Malaysia)
  • January 2012 – September 2018 (Suzuki)
  • November 2016 – August 2019 (Proton)
DesignerHisanori Matsushima
Body and chassis
Power output
  • 70 kW (94 hp; 95 PS) (petrol)
  • 68 kW (91 hp; 92 PS) (diesel)
Wheelbase2,740 mm (107.9 in)
Length4,265 mm (167.9 in)
Width1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height1,685 mm (66.3 in)
Curb weight1,155–1,190 kg (2,546–2,624 lb)

The Ertiga was previewed by the R-III (R3) concept car showcased by Maruti Suzuki at the 2010 Auto Expo. The production version of the car was unveiled at the Auto Expo in New Delhi on 6 January 2012. It was launched in India on 12 April 2012[1] and in Indonesia on 22 April 2012.[2] It became available in South Africa on 9 June 2014 and in the Philippines on 17 July 2014. Its development was led by chief engineer Toshikatsu Hibi. Maruti Suzuki proclaims it to be the first LUV (Life Utility Vehicle).

The first generation Ertiga is built on the Swift subcompact car platform. It was rebadged in Indonesia as the Mazda VX-1, which is done by a non-manufacturer/assembler, from May 2013 until March 2017, and also assembled and sold in Malaysia as the Proton Ertiga, from November 2016 until August 2019. In its lifespan, the VX-1 was sold 1,640 units.[3]



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

In India, the Ertiga 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, they are tweaked and retuned specifically for the car to provide fitting performance figures for its customers. The diesel variant is available in VDi, ZDi and ZDi+ 1.5 trim levels, while the petrol variant is available in LXi, VXi ZXi and ZXi+ trim levels.

In June 2013, Maruti Suzuki added its Ertiga models[9] 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 km/L (64 mpg‑imp; 54 mpg‑US) premium-equivalent.[10]

Suzuki Ertiga is also used as police patrol cars by the Bangalore City Police.

Bangalore City police cars


The Indonesian market Ertiga is available in GA, GL and GX trim levels. Earlier models are only available with 5-speed manual transmission. On 29 January 2013, the GL and GX trims received chrome front grille and double blower air conditioner. The 4-speed automatic transmission is available for GL and GX trims from 17 May 2013.

At the 20th Indonesia International Motor Show in September 2012, three new concepts in the Ertiga's form are introduced, the Sporty, Luxury and Crossover version, which are actually Ertigas heavily modified into concept cars. The normal version, in this case the GX variant, also appeared. The Elegant version of the GX trim is available from August 2013. The Sporty was launched on 19 February 2014, which is based on the GL trim with a different front fascia and sporty body kit.

The Ertiga sold 109,461 units in two years, with selling record over Toyota Avanza in one year.[11] The Ertiga is also offered in diesel variant, which is imported from India and only comes in manual transmission option.[12][13]


In the Philippines, the Ertiga is offered in three trim levels: GA (with manual transmission only), GL (with either manual or automatic transmission) and GLX (with automatic transmission only).[14]

South Africa[edit]

The Ertiga is the brand’s first MPV-type vehicle in South Africa. However the company claims the Ertiga as a Life Utility Vehicle and also claims its aimed at being practical, while retaining the fun-to-drive characteristics on the popular Swift.

The Ertiga is the second made-in-India product in Suzuki South Africa’s portfolio, the first one being the older Alto (A-Star). The South African market Ertiga is only available with a 1.4-liter petrol engine paired with either 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission.[citation needed]


On 20 August 2015, the facelifted Ertiga was launched at the 23rd Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show. Changes consist of a wider grille, redesigned bumpers for all trims and a new trunk garnish exclusive to the GL and GX trims. The facelifted Ertiga was launched in India on 16 October 2015. Along with the diesel variants of the facelifted Ertiga comes with hybrid technology by Suzuki called as SHVS or Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki.

Ertiga Dreza[edit]

On 8 January 2016, Suzuki launched the luxury variant of the Ertiga, called Dreza. It gets a different front fascia from regular variants, different wheel design and specific colour option. The interior gets a different seat upholstery, wooden panel on the dashboard and an 8-inch Android touchscreen audio system.[15][16]

Proton Ertiga[edit]

The Proton Ertiga is a rebadged Ertiga for the Malaysian market by Proton. It was launched on 24 November 2016, at the press conference at the Setia City Convention Centre, Setia Alam, Selangor.[17] It is Proton's fourth model to be launched in a six-month span.[18] It is Malaysia's first mini MPV that qualifies for Malaysia's EEV emissions standard. It can sit up to seven people, but because the middle row middle seat only features a lap belt, it is classified as a six-seater with a 2-2-2 configuration. It uses the same 1.4-liter petrol engine as the Suzuki Ertiga.

The Ertiga was updated in August 2018. It is now known as the Ertiga Xtra. The Executive Plus AT variant has been replaced with Premium AT. Changes included a darker upholstery for the seats and a 7-inch touchscreen head unit.[19][20]

As with the launch of the second generation Suzuki-branded Ertiga, the future production of the Proton-branded Ertiga becomes unpredictable. In September 2019, the Ertiga disappeared from Proton's official website with no further announcement from Proton,[21] resulting the future of the Proton-branded Ertiga remained to be unknown.


Second generation (NC; 2018)[edit]

Second generation (NC)
2019 Suzuki Ertiga GL (front), Central Surabaya (cropped).jpg
2019 Suzuki Ertiga GL (Indonesia)
Also calledMaruti Suzuki Tour M (India, fleet only)[22]
ProductionApril 2018 – present
DesignerSatoshi Kasahara
Body and chassis
PlatformHEARTECT platform
Power output
  • 77 kW (103.3 hp; 104.7 PS) (petrol)
  • 68 kW (91 hp; 92 PS) (1.3 L diesel/CNG)
  • 70 kW (94 hp; 95 PS) (1.5 L diesel)
  • 5-speed manual (petrol/1.3 L diesel)
  • 6-speed manual (1.5 L diesel)
  • 4-speed automatic (petrol)
Wheelbase2,740 mm (107.9 in)
  • 4,395 mm (173.0 in)
  • 4,470 mm (176.0 in) (Suzuki Sport)
Width1,735 mm (68.3 in)
Height1,690 mm (66.5 in)
Curb weight1,135–1,245 kg (2,502–2,745 lb)

The second generation Ertiga was unveiled at the 26th Indonesia International Motor Show in Jakarta on 19 April 2018. It is built on the HEARTECT platform which is the same lightweight platform used in Baleno, Ignis and Swift.

The Indonesian-built second generation Ertiga is exported to the Philippines, Myanmar (CKD kits), Vietnam, Thailand, Mexico, the Middle East, East Timor, Brunei and Latin America. Exports began on 22 October 2018.

The Indian-built version is exported to African markets, such as South Africa and Kenya.



The second generation Ertiga was launched in Brunei on 21 December 2018.[24]


The second generation Ertiga was launched in India on 21 November 2018 and it is assembled locally by Maruti Suzuki. It is sold exclusively at Maruti Suzuki ARENA dealerships. The Indian market second generation Ertiga is available in eight trim levels (each engine version has four trim levels): LXi, VXi, ZXi and ZXi+ for the 1.5-litre petrol variant, and LDi, VDi, ZDi and ZDi+ for the 1.3-litre diesel variant. All trims are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The VXi and ZXi trims are also mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission. Both the petrol and diesel variants of the Indian market second generation Ertiga comes with hybrid technology by Suzuki called as SHVS or Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki. The petrol variants received TFT multi-information colour display. The automatic climate control air conditioner with digital display is only available for ZXi, ZDi, ZXi+ and ZDi+ trims. The LDi and LXi trims were discontinued in March 2019, while the 1.3-litre diesel variants were discontinued in August 2019.

The 1.5-litre diesel variant was made available since 30 April 2019. This engine is available in three trim levels - VDi, ZDi and ZDi+. It is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.[25] The engine was discontinued on 31 March 2020 due to the Bharat Stage 6 implementation.


In Indonesia, the second generation Ertiga went on sale in May 2018. It is available in GA, GL and GX trim levels, the same trim levels as the first generation Ertiga. The GA trim is only available with 5-speed manual transmission, while the GL and GX trims are available with either 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. The GX trim received beige interior with wooden pattern. The second generation Ertiga has been sold 6,772 units in the first month after its release.

The second generation Ertiga received an update on 15 February 2019 for the Indonesian market. The GX trim received two-tone black polished alloy wheels, rear defogger, 6.8-inch touchscreen head unit from JVC and automatic climate control air conditioner with heater and digital display, while the GL trim only received fog lamps.

The GX trim with Electronic Stability Program (ESP) was also exhibited as display units throughout 2018. The "Suzuki Sport" version of the second generation Ertiga was displayed as a concept at the 26th Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show in August 2018, with its production version launched on 22 March 2019, which is based on the GX trim, featuring a front mesh grille, sporty body kit, daytime running lights, black interior with wooden pattern, backup camera and also equipped with ESP as a standard feature.

The second generation Ertiga received another update on 15 January 2020 for the Indonesian market. The GX trim now received black interior with wooden pattern and an 8-inch touchscreen head unit, while the GL trim received air conditioner with digital display. Along with the Suzuki Sport version, the GL and GX trims also received armrest in the second row. A Pearl Glorious Brown color was replaced by a new color Brave Khaki for GL and GX trims.


The second generation Ertiga was launched in the Philippines on 23 January 2019. It is offered in three trim levels: GA (with manual transmission only), GL (with either manual or automatic transmission) and GLX (with automatic transmission only).[26] The Ertiga received updates in the Philippines in March 2020.[27]

South Africa[edit]

The second generation Ertiga was launched in South Africa on 8 March 2019. It is offered in GA and GL trim levels.[28]


The second generation Ertiga was launched in Thailand in February 2019 being fully imported from Indonesia.[29] The Thai market Ertiga comes with black interior, which was later used on the Suzuki Sport version and an updated 2020 model GX trim of the Indonesian market Ertiga.


The second generation Ertiga was launched in Vietnam in June 2019 being fully imported from Indonesia.[30] It is offered in GL and GLX trim levels.


2019 Suzuki Ertiga
(2 airbags)
ASEAN NCAP scores[31]
Overall stars 4/5 stars
Adult occupant 24.67/36.00
Child occupant 36.95/49.00
Safety assist 7.85/18.00



Suzuki XL6/XL7
Maruti Suzuki XL6 (front).jpg
2019 Maruti Suzuki XL6 (India)
Also calledSuzuki Ertiga XL7 (Mexico)[32]
  • August 2019 – present (XL6)
  • January 2020 – present (XL7)
DesignerMasayuki Ishiwata
Body and chassis
PlatformHEARTECT platform
Engine1.5 L K15B I4 (petrol/MHEV)
Power output77 kW (103 hp; 105 PS)
Wheelbase2,740 mm (107.9 in)
Length4,445–4,450 mm (175.0–175.2 in)
Width1,775 mm (69.9 in)
Height1,700–1,710 mm (66.9–67.3 in)
Curb weight
  • 1,180 kg (2,601 lb) (manual)
  • 1,190 kg (2,624 lb) (automatic)

The Maruti Suzuki XL6 in India, Suzuki XL7 elsewhere, and the Suzuki Ertiga XL7 in Mexico, is a crossover-inspired derivative of the second-generation Ertiga. The XL6 was launched in India on 21 August 2019 and sold exclusively at NEXA dealerships.[33] The XL7 was launched in Indonesia on 15 February 2020,[34][35] in the Philippines on 18 March 2020,[36] in Thailand on 2 July 2020,[37] and in Mexico on 8 October 2020 as the Ertiga XL7.[32] The Indian market XL6 is available in two trim levels: Zeta and Alpha, with either manual or automatic transmission. Unlike the 7-seater Ertiga, the XL6 is a 6-seater, referring to its name. The international market XL7 retains its 7-seat capability. In Indonesia, it is available in three trim levels: Zeta, Beta and Alpha, with either manual or automatic transmission. The Philippine and Thai market XL7 only has one trim level: GLX, mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission. XL6 and XL7 stands for "Xtra Large 6-seater/7-seater". The Ertiga XL7 for the Mexican market is imported from Indonesia.

According to Suzuki, the XL6/XL7 has over 200 component differences from the regular Ertiga.[38] Apart from the obvious changes on the exterior, the other new components were the engine control module, body control module, new fuel tank shape for better center of gravity and new suspensions.[38]



Calendar Year Indonesia[39] India[40] Philippines Thailand Mexico
2012 34,074 57,825[41]
2013 63,318 62,219[42]
2014 47,015 61,153 1,538[43]
2015 30,963 60,194 966[44]
2016 32,119 63,850 900[45]
2017 35,338 68,354 774[46]
2018 32,592 56,408 497[47]
2019 24,549[48] 95,901 3,599[49] 6,246[50]
2020 7,516[51] 80,677[52] 3,750[53] 5,781[54]


Calendar Year India Indonesia Philippines
2019 15,240[55]
2020 23,508[56] 9,827[51] 903[53]


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