First launched in India back in April 2012, Suzuki Ertiga is a seven seater MPV based on the Swift platform. At the 2015 Indonesia Motor Show today, Suzuki unveiled the Ertiga facelift. Tagged as LUV – Life Utility Vehicle, the updated Ertiga gets a series of new cosmetic changes, but engine options remain unchanged.
Offered in three variants – GA, GL and GX, power to the new Suzuki Ertiga facelift comes via 1.4l K Series petrol engine (K14B) generating maximum power of 92 PS power and 130 Nm torque. This means, Ertiga facelift’s petrol engine is detuned to deliver less power and more fuel efficiency. Transmission option on offer is a 5 speed manual gearbox or a 4 speed automatic option.
Visually, the Ertiga facelift gets a new bolder grille with a larger Suzuki logo sitting in between the three chrome slats. Compared to the older Ertiga, the facelift gets revised air dam and fog lamp enclosures (which also gets a chrome lip on the top). The headlight cluster and bonnet remains unchanged. It gets new 10 spoke 15 inch alloys.
The rear of Ertiga facelift now features new reflector elements which acts as extensions to the taillight cluster. Sitting above the license plate is a thick chrome slat, on which the word ‘ERTIGA’ is embossed. In current Ertiga, the same is embossed on the lower left side of the tailgate, where now only the variant name is seen. The rear bumper too is revised, but misses out on the centre foglamp.
Inside the Ertiga Facelift, you now have dual tone dashboard in black and brown finish. The new dark brown colour is also seen on the gear stalk, seat fabric and doors. Steering wheel now gets silver inserts, while third row seats get 50:50 split. New features on the inside includes one push power up windows for driver, electric ORVMs, 12V socket in between the front seats (easily accessible to second row passengers), dual airbags, ABS and improved NVH levels.
A total of seven colours are on offer with Ertiga facelift. These are Graphite Gray, Radiant Red Pearl Metallic, Burgundy Red Pearl, Silky Silver Metallic, Cool Black Pearl, Snow White Pearl and Lilac Gray Metallic (exclusive to Indonesia).
2015 Maruti Ertiga facelift will be launched in India by October 2015, where it will also be offered with a diesel engine option.