So what’s new?
In terms of the exterior, the model gets a new front grille front bumper, while on the higher specification GL models, the reworked front end gets chrome highlights on the grille and bumper.
The rear of the vehicle also features a new bumper with integrated reflectors, while again, the GL models get additional chrome in the form of an embossed Ertiga logo above the number plate. The cabin has also been updated with improvements to the quality and tactile feel of the upholstery and door panels.
All models get:
The GL model now also comes with a better audio system with Bluetooth, USB, iPod and MP3 compatibility, after feedback from existing customers.
Towing ability and practicality
The Ertiga now has a tow-rating of 550kg after customer feedback showed that a towbar was in demand for many purchasers. The loading capacity remains at 736 litres if the final row of seats is folded flat.
A word from Suzuki
“The Ertiga has attracted a loyal and passionate following, thanks to its MPV-sized cabin and its Swift-like driving dynamics,” said André Venter, divisional manager for sales and marketing, Suzuki Auto South Africa.
“With the new model we have increased the Ertiga’s functionality and appeal even further and look forward to welcoming ever more families to the Suzuki brand,” he added.
The powertrain remains unchanged with the same 1.4-litre 70kW/130Nm motor mated to the five-speed gearbox (unless the four-speed automatic is specified in the GL model). Claimed consumption is still at 6.6 litres/100km in a combined testing cycle.
Warranty and service
The Ertiga range comes with a four-year/60 000km service plan and a three-year/100 000km warranty.
|Ertiga||1.4 GA Manual||R176 900|
|Ertiga||1.4 GL Manual||R202 900|
|Ertiga||1.4 GL Auto||R218 900|