The second generation of the Suzuki Ertiga has launched in South Africa. Here are the specifications and pricing for the budget-friendly people carrier.
The Suzuki Ertiga is an affordable and sensible MPV. Now in its second generation, the 7-seater has just gone on sale in South Africa.
“Our engineers and designers have worked hard to create an MPV that truly delivers on its paper promises. There is more space, and even adults can comfortably use the third row of seats. There is also more power from the new 1.5 litre engine and it sports a higher specification level throughout the range,” says André Venter, divisional manager for sales and marketing at Suzuki South Africa.
The Ertiga has grown in length by 130mm, lifted the roof by 5mm and the vehicle is now 40mm wider, all of which makes for more space. The second row of seats can fold down 60/40 style and third row in a 50/50 fashion and when both sets are down, up to 2.820 metres of space is available with the front passenger seat also folded flat. Does anyone need to transport curtain rails?
“We believe that a true seven-seater has to comfortably accommodate adult passengers in the third row. With the deep floor, more hip space and larger shoulder room, an adult passenger of up to 1.75 m will be seated comfortably, even on longer journeys,” says Venter.
The Suzuki Ertiga 1.5 GL cabin
Despite its budget background, the Suzuki Ertiga comes reasonably well appointed. From launch there'll be 2 levels of trim: GA and GL. There's a new instrument cluster with a multi-information trip display, with the GL models featuring steering-wheel mounted controls. This steering wheel is also height adjustable. There's an integrated radio with Bluetooth and USB connectivity too. For those requiring power sockets, there are 2x 12V units fitted. Suzuki has also thrown in 2 air-conditioned cup holders.
In terms of safety, the Ertiga range all features 2 airbags for front passengers and ABS brakes with electronic brake force distribution (EBD). Suzuki has also added ISOFIX-approved seat anchors for child seats and a reverse parking sensor system for the GL model.
The new Suzuki Ertiga features a new engine. It's the K15 1.5-litre petrol engine which puts out 77 kW and 138 Nm, with power going to the front wheels via the choice of a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 4-speed automatic.
Suzuki Ertiga Price in South Africa
Three versions of the Suzuki Ertiga will be available from launch. All three models are sold with Suzuki’s promotional 200 000 km / five-year mechanical warranty and a four-year / 60 000 km service plan.
Ertiga GA R214 900
Ertiga GL R239 900
Ertiga GL auto R254 900