Suzuki Ertiga

Suzuki Ertiga
Manufacturer Suzuki
Maruti Suzuki
Also called Mazda VX-1[1]
Proton Ertiga
Production 2012–present

India: Gurgaon (Maruti Suzuki)
Indonesia: Bekasi (Suzuki Indomobil Motor)
Myanmar: Thilawa (Suzuki Myanmar Ltd)

Malaysia: Tanjung Malim (Proton Holdings Berhad)
Body and chassis
Class Mini MPV
Body style 5-door MPV
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Related Suzuki Swift
Suzuki SX4
Engine 1.4 L K14B I4 (petrol)
1.3 L D13A I4 (diesel)
Transmission 5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
Wheelbase 2,740 mm (107.9 in)
Length 4,265 mm (167.9 in)
Width 1,685 mm (66.3 in)
Height 1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Curb weight 1,180 kg (2,600 lb)
Predecessor Maruti Eeco

The Suzuki Ertiga is a 7-seat mini MPV developed by the Japanese manufacturer Suzuki and its Indian subsidiary Maruti Suzuki.

The Ertiga is also sold in Indonesia as the Mazda VX-1.


It was launched on 12 April 2012 in India,[2] 22 April 2012 in Indonesia and 17 July 2014 in the Philippines.[3] Maruti Suzuki proclaims it to be the first LUV (Life Utility Vehicle).

It competes with the Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Tata Sumo Grande, Toyota Avanza, Honda Mobilio, Renault Lodgy and Nissan Grand Livina. This car is powered by K-series 1.4 litre petrol engine. A diesel version of this car is powered by Fiat's 1.3 litre Multijet engine. The car is based on extended Suzuki Swift platform. This means that the Ertiga is a monocoque MPV; the first in India. It is also considered to be a cross between a saloon/hatchback and an MPV. It has beaten the long-reigning Toyota Innova.

The Ertiga is said to be the production version of the R-III (R3) concept showcased by MSIL at the Indian Automobile Exposition 2010. Moreover, the name Ertiga is said be an adaptation of R-Tiga where "Tiga" means "three" in Indonesian. The "R" stands for Rows. Therefore, "Ertiga" is derived from "R3" which in turn means "(Swift with) Three Rows".


Suzuki Ertiga Comes with two engine options with Diesel DDiS available mostly in India and Petrol VVT for the Export Markets.


The Ertiga K series engine is a 4-cylinder, 1,373 cc (1.4 CC), DOHC, 16-valve, VVT (Variable Valve Timing) made from lightweight aluminum.

Powered Multi Point Injection, or fuel supply system into the combustion chamber engine is electronically controlled to produce perfect combustion and get a good engine performance, exhaust emissions are good (according to the standard euro-3) and economical fuel consumption. Not only that power / maximum power of 95 PS / 6,000 rpm with maximum torque of 130 Nm / 4,000 rpm so the car is powered from low rpm and can maneuver in and out of the city.

This engine uses Drive-By-Wire Technology to produce the performance of the machine more accurate, responsive and more responsive acceleration because it supported the ECM system (Electronics Control Module) and the fuel valve opening is controlled by a potentiometer sensor cable replacement gas. Power generated to be optimal, more fuel-efficient and low exhaust emissions making it more friendly to the environment or eco-friendly.


The DDiS is a 1.3-litre diesel engine: generates high power and excellent torque. The combination of common rail fuel injection with an inter-cooled turbocharger generates high dynamic torque for excellent acceleration and all-round performance, together with outstanding fuel efficiency, making it one of the best diesel cars in India.

This is also the highly acclaimed 1248cc DDiS, Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT) engine, which has already been used by the company in the sedan SX4. The maximum power and peak torque figures of the diesel variant are 90 PS at 4000 rpm and 200 Nm at 1750 rev per minute respectively.

The GA/LXi Variant runs on 15-inch steel wheels with centre caps. GL/VXI, ZXI, LDI, VDI, ZDI is fitted with multi spoked 15-inch alloy wheels with metallic silver coating. Unlike most of its competitors, the Ertiga uses heavier duty five-lug wheels. Suzuki Ertiga has 185/65R15, 195/60R15, and 205/60R15 wheel sizes as standard fitment.



According to Maruti Suzuki, the Indian Ertiga was designed specifically for Indian consumers,[4][5] unlike the other Maruti models which were designed for the global market. Maruti has marketed it as a "Life Utility Vehiclle".[6] 11,000 of these vehicles were ordered in India within five days.[7][8]

In India, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga[9] MPV is available in both the alternatives of diesel and petrol variants. Though both of these engines were also seen doing duties earlier in various models, but this time they are tweaked and retuned to get more out of them, as now they need to bear more burden due to its stretched platform and provide its consumers with some fitting performance figures.

The petrol-run 1.4L power train is K14B; the advanced K-series motor with variable valve timing (VVT) that weights light resulting in better mileage figures. The power train with 1372cc displacement delivers a peak power of 95 PS at 6000 rpm along with a peak torque of 130 Nm at the rate of 4000 rpm.

In June 2013, Maruti Suzuki added its Ertiga models[10] with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The Ertiga LXi and VXi have original factory converter kit and are provided with i-GPI (intelligent Gas Port Injection) which Maruti Suzuki claimed will achieve 22.8 kilometers of one-liter-premium-equivalent. Previously Maruti Suzuki has CNG models for Alto, Wagon R, Eeco, SX4 and Estilo.[11][12]

Variants [13]

Ertiga LXI BS IV 1373 cc Manual City: 15 kmpl Highway: 17.5 kmplRs 6.46 lakhs Ex-showroom, Mumbai
Ertiga VXI BS IV 1373 cc ManualCity: 15 kmpl Highway: 17.5 kmplRs 7.2 lakhs Ex-showroom, Mumbai
Ertiga VXI ABS BS IV 1373 cc Manual City: 15 kmpl Highway: 17.5 kmplRs 7.28 lakhs Ex-showroom, Mumbai
Ertiga Paseo Edition VXI 1373 cc Manual City: 15 kmpl Highway: 17.5 kmpl Rs 7.45 lakhs Ex-showroom, Mumbai
Ertiga ZXI BS IV(WITH ALLOY) 1373 cc Manual City: 15 kmpl Highway: 17.5 kmpl Rs 8.01 lakhs Ex-showroom, Mumbai
Ertiga LXI CNG 1373 cc ManualCity: 20 kmpl Highway: 22 kmplRs 7.02 lakhs Ex-showroom, Mumbai
Ertiga VXI CNG 1373 cc ManualCity: 20 kmpl Highway: 22 kmpRs 7.83 lakhs Ex-showroom, Mumbai
Ertiga LDI BS IV 1248 cc ManualCity: 20 kmpl Highway: 24.52 kmplRs 7.9 lakhs Ex-showroom, Mumbai
Ertiga VDI BS IV 1248 cc Manual City: 20 kmpl Highway: 24.52 kmplRs 8.58 lakhs Ex-showroom, Mumbai
Ertiga Paseo Edition VDI 1248 cc Manual City: 20 kmpl Highway: 24.52 kmplRs 8.92 lakhs Ex-showroom, Mumbai
Ertiga ZDI BS IV(WITH ALLOY) 1248 cc ManualCity: 20 kmpl Highway: 24.52 kmplRs 9.23 lakhs Ex-showroom, Mumbai


A local Suzuki dealer is now offering Ertiga and a few Ertigas are being spotted on the roads in Yangon.


Suzuki Ertiga is also rebadged as Mazda VX-1, seen here in Bali.

At the 20th Indonesia International Motor Show, three new concepts in the Ertiga's form are introduced, the Sporty, Luxury and Crossover version, which are actually Ertigas heavily modified into concept cars. The normal version, in this case the GX, also appeared.

After the trouble between worker unions at the Maruti Suzuki Plant in India, plans are being made to transfer the building plant to Indonesia, as most of the orders are from that country. The versions of that county's Ertiga is also different. It has five versions, the GA (standard), GL (more equipped than GA), GX (mid-range), Elegant (GX with aerokit and interior luxuries), and Sporty (GX-based limited edition with special body kit, similar to Suzuki Swift Sport). All version comes in 5-speed manual or 4-speed auto, while GA only have manual option. In January 2013, Ertiga with double blower AC was introduced. Though was based from Swift, the second AC blower was placed on the interior platform like other pickup-based MPVs, such as the Toyota Kijang Innova or the Isuzu Panther, unlike another non-pickup-based MPV such as Nissan Grand Livina which its second AC blower was placed in rear console box. On May 2013, Ertiga with automatic transmission was introduced for GL & GX type.

The Suzuki Ertiga sold 109,461 units in two years, with selling record over Toyota Avanza in one year.[14]

Variant Description
GA Basic model of the Ertiga.
GL Basic model of the Ertiga with additional luxuries that comes with features like power windows, double blower AC, alloy wheels, rear wiper, etc.
GX Middle-range model of the Ertiga with all the features, like Airbags, ABS, featuring exterior cosmetics, steering-mounted audio controls, dual airbags, reclining 2nd row seats, refined audio system, etc.
Elegant Middle-top model of the Ertiga with all the features. This variant got front, rear, side under spoiler, rear upper spoiler, fog lamp bezzel chrome set, muffler extension, lower chrome garnish grille, side body moulding, leather seats and wooden trim. Also sold as Mazda VX-1.
Dreza / GS Top model of the Ertiga with all the features based on GX. Model with a completely redesigned fascia and exterior parts, morphing the stance into somewhat a luxury MPV. Major upgrades include a 9-inch Android Auto head unit with Miracast and HDMI input.[15]

Export Markets

The launch of the Ertiga has been announced for the export market in July 2014. The available variants at introduction will be GA manual transmission, GL manual or automatic and GLX automatic and LDi variant for Algeria. All models will be fitted with the 1.4 liter petrol engine. One of the export Markets of Ertiga is The Republic of the Philippines which is an intense market for MPV's and AUV's with a culture of being family oriented and design conscious clientele.[16]


The Suzuki Ertiga reached the Philippine soil on the eve of Typhoon Rammasun in 2014. Although the vehicle is formally called the LUV, the Suzuki Ertiga is the third MPV offered by Suzuki Philippines next to the APV and the APV type II.

Several months after the Ertiga was launched on the Toyota Innova and Toyota Avanza dominated market of the Philippine Islands, Suzuki has shown increase on road visibility in the past few months with more and more newly released Suzuki Ertigas spotted on roads.

The Ertiga will be joining the competitive market of MPV’s in the country as it joins the MPV arena with earlier players such as Chevrolet Orlando, Chevrolet Spin, Toyota Innova, Toyota Avanza, Mitsubishi Zinger, Mitsubishi Freeca, Nissan Livina, Kia Carens, Volkswagen Touran, Peugeot 5008, Isuzu Crosswind, and the recently launched Honda Mobilio.

Variant Description
GA Basic model of the Ertiga.
GL Mid model of the Ertiga with two transmission options such as Automatic and Manual, it offers ABS+EBD, three-point belts in the rear, nicer trim and slightly fancier seat fabric, alloy wheels, a nicely integrated 2-DIN stereo, and those missing headrests
GLX Top of the line model of the Ertiga that comes with keyless entry, steering-wheel audio controls, a rear wiper, foglights, and all the other goodies on the GL.

South Africa

The Suzuki Ertiga is the brand’s first MPV-type vehicle in South Africa. However the company is keen to point out that it’s not an MPV. It’s called a Life Utility Vehicle and its aimed at being ultra practical, while retaining the fun-to-drive characteristics of the popular Swift.

The seven-seater MPV is the second made-in-India product in Suzuki SA’s portfolio, the first one being the older Alto (A-Star). The South Africa-spec Ertiga is available only with the 1.4-litre K-Series petrol engine which puts out 95 PS and 130 Nm of torque. The transmissions options are a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic unit.

Variant Description
GA is the most basic, aimed at the fleet market and in particular taxi/shuttle/B&B owners. As such it rides on steel wheels, eschews an audio system and a rear screen wiper.
GL Mid model of the Ertiga with Automatic and Manual Transmission, it offers ABS+EBD, three-point belts in the rear, nicer trim and slightly fancier seat fabric, Steel wheels with Hub Cap, a nicely integrated 2-DIN stereo, and those missing headrests
GLX Top of the line model of the Ertiga with Automatic and Manual Transmission that comes with keyless entry, steering-wheel audio controls, a rear wiper, foglights, and all the other feature on the GL.

Ertiga Facelift

Maruti Suzuki has launched the new 2016 Ertiga in India on 16 October 2015 at Rs 5.99 lakh (ex-Delhi) going up to Rs 9.25 lakh (ex-Delhi) for the top spec SHVS variant. The new Ertiga is the second car to get the SHVS hybrid diesel engine after the Ciaz Hybrid. The 1.3-litre DDiS 200 SHVS Diesel Engine in the Ertiga returns a claimed fuel efficiency of 24.52kmpl which is an 18 per cent rise when compared to the standard 1.3-litre DDiS Ertiga.

The SHVS powered Ertiga will get an engine start/stop button, torque assist, brake energy regeneration and gear shift indicatorsIn addition to the SHVS diesel, the Ertiga will also come with a 1.4-litre K14B VVT petrol engine returns a claimed fuel efficiency of 17.5kmpl, an improvement by 9 per cent over the previous petrol motor. Both the diesel and petrol engine gets 5-speed manual transmissions while there is an optional automatic transmission that will be available in the VXi trim only in Indian Market.

The new Ertiga gets a START/STOP Button, New 15" alloy wheel set, SmartPlay infotainment system with features like TFT touch screen display, integrated reverse parking camera with sensors, bluetooth, voice command and navigation system. Compatible smartphones can be connected through the MirrorLink software making the smartphone features accessible on the infotainment display; but these are currently available in Top of the line ZXi+ & ZDi+ trims in Indian market. The rear seats are now 50:50 split folding, thus improving the versatility of the MPV.

Along with this diesel versions of facelifted ertiga comes with hybrid technology by suzuki called as SHVS. [17] [18]

Ertiga Dreza

To compete with Toyota Avanza Veloz and Honda Mobilio RS, Suzuki Indomobil Indonesia make the top model of Suzuki Ertiga on 8 January 2016, named Suzuki Ertiga Dreza with new exterior looking and more premium interior. Dreza have 2 variants, The Ertiga Dreza and Ertiga Dreza GS. Both get new front and rear bumper, new grille, new side protector, new rims design and new colour variants for the GS. On the inside Ertiga Dreza comes with new seat combination, new wooden panel dashboard and for the GS variant, it gets huge 8" touchscreen audio system.[19][20]

Proton Ertiga

The Proton Ertiga is Malaysia's first compact MPV that qualifies for Malaysia EEV standard. It can sit up to 7 people, however because the middle row middle seat is only featuring a lap belt, it classify at a 6 seater in a 2-2-2 configuration. It was launched on November 24, 2016 at the press conference at the Setia City Convention Centre, Setia Alam, Selangor.[21] It is Proton's fourth model to be launched in a 6-month span.[22]


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