Suzuki has unveiled its new Ertiga at the Indonesia International Auto Show, with the seven-seater MPV growing in size and gaining a new 1,5-litre petrol engine.
Running on the Japanese brand’s latest Heartect platform (also underpinning the new Swift, Ignis and Baleno), the second-generation model is 130 mm longer (at 4 395 mm) than the original, which along with added width results in what Suzuki calls a more “spacious cabin environment with expanded luggage space”.
Under the bonnet, the new-generation Ertiga features what Suzuki describes as a “newly developed” 1,5-litre petrol engine delivering a “combination of fuel efficiency and performance”. Expect the five-speed manual and four-speed automatic transmissions to carry over.
While the outgoing 1,4-litre mill makes 70 kW and 130 N.m, the new unit is worth a little more, at 77 kW and 138 N.m.
The new Ertiga will be manufactured in both Indonesia and India, with exports planned from both countries. If the new model is confirmed for South Africa, expect our market to receive its shipments from India.
Check out the video below for a closer look at the new model, inside and out...
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