Suzuki Ertiga

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Suzuki Ertiga
2015 Suzuki Ertiga GX (front), Pandawa Beach (cropped).jpg
2015 Suzuki Ertiga GX (Indonesia)
Overview
Manufacturer
Production2012–present
Body and chassis
ClassMini MPV
Body style5-door wagon
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
Related

The Suzuki Ertiga (Japanese: スズキ・エルティガ, Suzuki Erutiga) is a 7-seat mini MPV developed by the Japanese manufacturer Suzuki and its Indian subsidiary Maruti Suzuki, built on the Swift subcompact car platform.

The first generation Ertiga was also rebadged in Indonesia as the Mazda VX-1, which is done by a non-manufacturer/assembler, from May 2013 until March 2017, when it was replaced with the Mazda5, after the distribution of Mazda vehicles from Mazda Motor Indonesia were taken over by Eurokars Group. Since November 2016, the Ertiga is also assembled and sold in Malaysia as the Proton Ertiga.

The second generation Ertiga was released in Indonesia in May 2018 without the Mazda-badged version, as Mazda announced in February 2016 that they were retired from the MPV/minivan segment, three months prior to the release of the second generation Ertiga.

Overview[edit]

As it is based on the Swift, the Ertiga is a monocoque MPV; the first in India. It is also considered to be a cross between a saloon/hatchback and a MPV.

The Ertiga is said to be the production version of the R-III (R3) concept showcased by MSIL at the 2010 Indian Automobile Exposition. 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" name is derived from "R3" which in turn means "(Swift with) Three Rows".

First generation (2012–2018)[edit]

First generation
Suzuki Ertiga.jpg
2012 Suzuki Ertiga (pre-facelift, India)
Overview
Also called
  • Mazda VX-1
  • Proton Ertiga
Production
  • 2012–2018 (Suzuki)
  • 2016–present (Proton)
Assembly
Powertrain
Engine
Power output
  • 70 kW (94 hp; 95 PS) (petrol)
  • 66 kW (89 hp; 90 PS) (diesel)
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,740 mm (107.9 in)
Length4,265 mm (167.9 in)
Width1,685 mm (66.3 in)
Height1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Curb weight1,180 kg (2,600 lb)

The Ertiga was first 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. Maruti Suzuki proclaims it to be the first LUV (Life Utility Vehicle).

Engine[edit]

The Ertiga comes with two engine options; a 1.3-liter diesel DDiS and a 1.4-liter petrol VVT engine.

Petrol[edit]

The Ertiga K14B petrol engine is a 4-cylinder, 1,372 cc (84 cu in), DOHC, 16-valve engine equipped with VVT (variable valve timing) and made from lightweight aluminium. The engine has a 73 mm (2.9 in) bore and 82 mm (3.2 in) stroke and a compression ratio of 11.0:1. This engine produces 95 PS (70 kW; 94 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 130 N⋅m (96 lbf⋅ft) of torque at 4,000 rpm.

The engine uses drive-by-wire technology and supported the ECM (electronics control module) system. The fuel valve opening is controlled by a potentiometer sensor cable replacement gas.

Diesel[edit]

The Ertiga DDiS diesel engine is derived from Fiat's 1.3-liter Multijet engine. The engine is a 4-cylinder, 1,248 cc (76 cu in), DOHC, 16-valve engine. The engine has a 69.6 mm (2.7 in) bore and 82 mm (3.2 in) stroke and a compression ratio of 16.8:1. This engine produces 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) at 4,000 rpm and 200 N⋅m (150 lbf⋅ft) of torque at 1,750 rpm.

Markets[edit]

India[edit]

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.[3][4] Maruti has marketed it as a "Life Utility Vehicle".[5] 11,000 of these vehicles were ordered in India within five days.[6][7]

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 LDi, VDi and ZDi trims, while the gasoline variant is available in LXi, VXi and ZXi trims.

In June 2013, Maruti Suzuki added its Ertiga models[8] 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.[9]

Indonesia[edit]

The Indonesian market Ertiga is available in GA, GL and GX trims. Earlier models are only available with 5-speed manual transmission. On 29 January 2013, the GL and GX trims received chrome 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 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, based on the GL trim with different front fascia and sporty body kits. The Sporty was later replaced by the Dreza in 2016.

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 the country.

The Ertiga sold 109,461 units in two years, with selling record over Toyota Avanza in one year.[10] The Ertiga is also offered in diesel variant, which is imported from India and only comes in manual transmission option.[11][12]

Philippines[edit]

In the Philippines, the Ertiga is offered in four variants: GA M/T, GL M/T, GL A/T and GLX A/T.[13]

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 Africa-spec Ertiga is available only with a 1.4-liter petrol engine. The transmissions options are 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic unit.[citation needed]

Facelift[edit]

On 20 August 2015, the facelifted Ertiga was launched at the 23th 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 Ertiga was facelifted in India on 16 October 2015. Along with the diesel versions of the facelifted Ertiga comes with hybrid technology by Suzuki called as SHVS or Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki.[14]

Ertiga Dreza[edit]

On 8 January 2016, Suzuki launched a new flagship 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 touchscreen audio system.[15][16]

Proton Ertiga[edit]

The Proton Ertiga is a rebadged Ertiga for 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's Ertiga.

The Ertiga was updated in August 2018. It's now known as the Ertiga Xtra. The previously offered Executive Plus AT variant has been replaced with Premium AT. Changed included a darker upholstery for the seats and a 7.0-inch touchscreen headunit.[19][20]

Gallery[edit]

Second generation (2018–present)[edit]

Second generation
Suzuki Ertiga GX 1.5 - Indonesia International Motor Show 2018 - Front view - April 26 2018.jpg
2018 Suzuki Ertiga GX (Indonesia)
Overview
Production2018–present
Assembly
Powertrain
Engine
Power output
  • 77 kW (103.3 hp; 104.7 PS) (petrol)
  • 66 kW (89 hp; 90 PS) (diesel)
Transmission
  • 5-speed manual
  • 4-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,740 mm (107.9 in)
Length4,395 mm (173.0 in)
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 for the production of hatchbacks Baleno, Ignis and Swift.

Markets[edit]

Indonesia[edit]

In Indonesia, the second generation Ertiga went on sale in May 2018. It is available in GA, GL and GX trims, the same trims 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 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmissions. The second generation Ertiga has been sold 6,772 units in the first month after its release. The Electronic Stability Program (ESP) is also available as an option for GX trim with automatic transmission, which began delivered to customers in August 2018. The Suzuki Sport Concept version of the second generation Ertiga was displayed at the 26th Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show in South Tangerang.

India[edit]

The second generation Ertiga was launched in India on 21 November 2018 and it is assembled locally by Maruti Suzuki. The Indian market second generation Ertiga is available in eight trims (each engine version has four trims): LXi, VXi, ZXi and ZXi+ for the gasoline version, and LDi, VDi, ZDi and ZDi+ for the diesel version. All trims are available with 5-speed manual transmission. The 4-speed automatic transmission is only available for VXi and ZXi trims. Both the gasoline and diesel versions of the Indian market second generation Ertiga comes with hybrid technology by Suzuki called as SHVS or Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki. The gasoline versions received TFT multi-information colour display. The digital automatic climate control air conditioner is only available for ZXi, ZDi, ZXi+ and ZDi+ trims.

Export[edit]

The Indonesian-built second generation Ertiga would be exported to the Philippines, Thailand, East Timor, Brunei and Latin America by the end of 2018. Export began on 22 October 2018.

Gallery[edit]

Sales[edit]

Calendar Year Thailand Indonesia
2014 1,538[21]
2015 966[22] 47,015[23]
2016 900[24] 32,119[25]
2017 774[26] 35,338[27]

References[edit]

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