Suzuki Philippines kicks 2019 off with the debut of the all-new Ertiga. Considered as one of the Japanese compact vehicle maker’s bestsellers, the 7-seat MPV made its way to the local market yesterday in a simple yet adrenaline-packed launch.
The latest Ertiga sports a larger grille and new headlamps up front. The side profile has lines and creases, while the rear gets bolder-looking taillights and a new tailgate design. Overall, it’s more appealing and exudes a sense of style.
This being a family hauler, the cabin gets a more upscale look, as well as more room courtesy of the larger exterior dimensions. The flat-bottom steering wheel, revised aircon vents and controls, and faux wood complemented by beiege interior all make for a nice place to be in on long journeys. The centerpiece of all this is a touchscreen infotainment system for the top-spec model. Measuring 10 inches, it has a wealth of connectivity options to keep occupants connected while on the go.
At the heart of the new Ertiga is a 1.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 103hp and 138Nm of torque. Now riding on the Heartect platform shared with the Swift and Dzire, the new engine is paired with either 5-speed manual or 4-speed auto gearbox.
The safety gear on this one includes dual SRS airbags, ABS with EBD, side door beams, an immobilizer, and reverse camera with parking sensors.
The 2019 Suzuki Ertiga is now available at all Suzuki delerships with the following prices:
1.5L GA M/T - Php 728,000
1.5L GL M/T - Php 848,000
1.5L GL A/T - Php 888,000
1.5L GLX A/T - Php 978,000
Photos: Paolo Lesaca