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Suzuki Ertiga India gets a refresh, check out the changes

Maruti Suzuki in India has just given a refresh on the Ertiga MPV. This time the addition is arguably not too significant but in terms of technology it becomes more complete.

Suzuki Ertiga India gets a refresh, check out the changes

 At first glance, there are no radical changes to the appearance of the latest Ertiga, which Maruti calls the Next Gen Ertiga. Only a few exterior details can be seen that the changes are on the front grille which now uses a wing design with a touch of chrome. LED projector lamps are convenient for lighting during travel. On the back, the shape of the stop lamp is known as 3D origami style with unchanged LEDs. A touch of black garnish is present on the back door. The legs have a duo tone rim and an automatic mirror folding feature.

The dimensions are also no different from the old model. It is still 4,395 mm long, 1,735 mm wide and 1,690 mm high with a wheelbase of 2,740 mm. Ertiga still offers agility with a turning radius of 5.2 meters. This seven-passenger MPV offers a luggage volume of 209 liters when the third row seats are used and 803 liters when the second and third row seats are folded for greater carrying capacity.

Entering the interior, the latest Ertiga gets a change in wooden ornaments on the dashboard. The design is still the same as the previous model with the use of two colors, namely beige and dark. A touch of wood is also found in the trim on the door.

next gen ertiga

The head unit is relatively new, at least in the features it offers. The size is 7 inches with SmartPlay Pro capabilities that can be connected with Android Auto and Apple Carplay. The top variant of the Ertiga also has four speakers and two tweeters with an audio steering switch for comfort while driving. The color TFT screen on the MID is also still present on the latest Ertiga.

Other features that are present include a start stop button, auto AC, double blower with three step settings for the second and third rows, cup holder with cooler, rear defogger and smart key. Power sockets are present in the first to third rows, tilt steering, paddle shift and electric rearview mirror settings.

The Ertiga also gets the new Suzuki Connect feature. This is an internet of vehicle feature that connects the vehicle with the mobile phone of Ertiga users. There are about 40 features in the application, some of which are interesting including stolen vehicle notification and tracking, geo-fence, time fence, AC idling, as well as requests for information about vehicles and trips.

Safety features on the new Ertiga include the Heartect platform, dual front airbags, ABS EBD and BA. There are also ESP and Hill hold, rear parking sensors and ISOFIX as well as seatbelts with pre tensioner.

Regarding the engine, the Ertiga uses a 1,462 cc K15C Smart Hybrid kitchen runway. This is one of the main concerns of the changes in the latest Ertiga. This engine offers 101 hp at 6,000 rpm and 136.8 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm. This engine drives the front wheels with a choice of a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Thanks to this mild hybrid technology, the Ertiga offers idle start stop, brake energy regeneration and torque assist features as standard.

Especially for the Indian market, there is also a choice of CNG that can be selected for the fuel mode. Using the 1,462 cc K15C engine, this engine offers 87 hp and 121.5 Nm of torque in CNG mode and 100 hp with 136 Nm of torque in gasoline mode. Transmission options are only a five-speed manual.

Ertiga is offered in several variants, starting from LXi as the lowest, VXi, ZXi, and ZXi+ as the highest. The price tag starts at 835,000 Indian rupees or around IDR 157 million to 1.1 million Indian rupees or around IDR 212 million.

In Indonesia, it is likely that the Ertiga will also get the same Smart Hybrid technology. At the IIMS exhibition some time ago, PT Suzuki Indomobil Sales (SIS) has shown and introduced this mild hybrid technology.

Suzuki Smart Hybrid consists of 3 main components that support the performance of conventional combustion engines, namely ISG (Integrated Starter Generator), Lithium-Ion Battery and Regenerative Breaking. ISG is Suzuki's first technological development in creating fuel efficient vehicles at affordable prices. With the use of ISG components and Lithium-Ion Battery, Suzuki cars have advantages such as the auto-stop feature, a smooth and silent restart after the auto-stop is active, power assistance for lighter acceleration during stop and go, as well as easy regeneration of battery power during vehicle speed reduction

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