With 7,975 units sold in February 2019, Ertiga has become the bestselling MPV in India, zooming ahead of Innova Crysta and Mahindra Marazzo. Launched last year in November, second-generation Ertiga makes a bold stance and is designed to stand out. To the delight of auto enthusiasts, Suzuki has unveiled an updated variant of Ertiga at the on-going Bangkok International Motor Show (BIMS). In its latest avatar, Ertiga gets a sporty body kit, which enhances the MPV’s visual appeal.
Updated Ertiga showcased at BIMS utilizes the Heartect architecture and comes with attractive exteriors. Sporting standard Pearl Snow White colour scheme, Ertiga features 15-inch alloy wheels with multi-spoke design.
With heavy use of chrome accents, the sporty body kit makes the MPV look a lot livelier. Chrome treatment can be seen on the front grille, headlights, and fog lamps and it stands out against the blacked out elements. Side profile is largely unchanged with the exception of new side skirts. At the rear, Ertiga gets prominent twin spoilers and a faux skid plate.
Interiors feature grey colour scheme and come with wooden panelling, which can be seen on the dashboard, doors and steering wheel. There’s a 6.75 inch SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other key features include airbags, ABS with EBD, engine start/stop button, hill hold assist and electronic stability program (ESP).
Powering Ertiga Bangkok edition is a 1.5-litre K15B, DOHC, VVT petrol engine that makes 104 bhp of max power and 138 Nm of max torque. Engine is mated to a 4-speed torque converter automatic transmission. No diesel engine option is on offer.
Earlier, Suzuki had unveiled a special Black Edition of Ertiga in Philippines and launched the updated GT Sport variant in Indonesia. In the Indian market, Maruti Suzuki is expected to launch a Cross version of Ertiga later this year. Ertiga Cross will be a more premium offering as compared to existing model. It will come with 6-seat configuration and be sold through Nexa dealerships.