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Suzuki updates Ertiga MPV

03.02.2016

SUZUKI’S seven-seater Ertiga is a solid product; it provides space, reliability and comes well-equipped. However, in order to keep up with market demands, the Japanese manufacturer has released an updated version of this MPV.

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.

Standard features

All models get:

  • immobiliser
  • air conditioning
  • electric power steering
  • two airbags
  • ABS brakes
  • electronic brake force distribution

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.

Same powerplant

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.

Pricing:

Ertiga 1.4 GA Manual R176 900
Ertiga 1.4 GL Manual R202 900
Ertiga 1.4 GL Auto  R218 900                 

Article written by Sean Nurse
03.02.2016
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