All-New Suzuki Ertiga in SA

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Suzuki has announced the market launch of the Ertiga MPV, extending its passenger car offering in South Africa.

The All-New Suzuki Ertiga range

The Ertiga model line-up comprises five models, spanning a choice of three specification levels – GA, GL, and GLX.

The GA runs on 15-inch steel wheels with centre caps, with the door handles and C-pillars finished in black. Front and rear mud flaps are standard, while the exterior mirrors are manually adjustable.

Inside, the model boasts smart upholstery, silver accents for the door trims and gear shift knob, and chrome interior door releases. The model additionally comes with a more comprehensive instrument binnacle with dual analogue dials for speed and rev count respectively, together with the same digital trip computer, as well as an integrated audio system combining an FM/AM CD tuner compatible with MP3 and WMA music files. There’s also a four-speaker system that incorporates a USB port.

The GL model is equipped with a rear screen demister and wiper/wash system, while electric windows are standard front and rear. Also included is remote central locking, while the air-conditioning system offers both front and rear controls.

Topping the range is the Suzuki Ertiga GLX model which comes with all the standard features of the GL, but benefits from an even more extensive equipment list. It’s fitted with spoked 15-inch alloy wheels, while the front design incorporates integrated fog lamps.

Engine and drivetrain

Based on the same platform as the Swift compact hatchback, the Ertiga has three-rows for seven-seats and features the latest-generation K14B 1.4-litre engine delivering maximum output of 70 kW at 6 000 rpm and torque of 130 Nm at 4 000 rpm.

The variable valve timing fitted to the engine allows it to prioritise torque at lower engine speeds, and power at higher engine speeds, thus ensuring brisk responses and sustained cruising speeds under all driving conditions.

Safety features

The all-new Suzuki Ertiga offers dual front airbags for all three specification levels, together with three-point seat belts for the front, centre side and rear seating positions, and a two-point lap belt for the second-row centre seat. Head restraints for the front seats are standard on GA models, while GL and GLX versions get head restraints for all seven seating positions.

All-new Suzuki Ertiga price in South Africa

Suzuki Ertiga 1.4 GA MT – R159 900

Suzuki Ertiga 1.4 GL MT – R179 900

Suzuki Ertiga 1.4 GL AT – R194 900

Suzuki Ertiga 1.4 GLX MT – R192 900

Suzuki Ertiga 1.4 GLX AT – R207 900

Prices include a 4-year/60 000 km service plan