Suzuki Auto South Africa has adjusted the Ertiga range by dropping the luxury GLX and upscaling the features on the remaining three model variants.
New, adjusted Ertiga
“Since launching the Ertiga in 2019, we have heard from Suzuki families and fleet customers they value the same features: safety, comfort and entertainment.
“We have also realised the current economic climate places a lot of pressure on families and businesses that would buy an Ertiga. And so, we decided to simplify the range and upgrade the specifications of the remaining models,” says Brendon Carpenter, Brand Marketing Manager of Suzuki Auto South Africa.
There are no changes to the power of the 1,5-litre petrol engine. It still offers 77 kW and 138 Nm of torque through a five-speed manual on the GA model or a four-speed automatic transmission in the GL.
Standard across the board is anti-lock braking, dual front crash bags, EBD, Brake Assistance and ISOFIX child seat anchor points.
7-inch touchscreen infotainment
The Ertiga GA model has power windows, power steering, air-conditioning with front ventilated cup holders, central locking, halogen projector headlamps with LED combination taillamps and a 12V charging socket in the front centre console.
It gains 15-inch alloy wheels, chrome detailing on the front grille and a new full-colour 7-inch touch screen infotainment system with integration for Apple and Android phones. Furthermore, a reverse camera, cruise control and a multi-functional steering wheel with Bluetooth controls for hands-free dialling.
The Ertiga GL range gets a centre armrest and storage box between the front seats and additional air-conditioning vents for the rear seats.
A new design focused on features
The central locking system is now remotely controlled. There is a 50:50 split for the rearmost bench. The driver’s window now has an ‘auto’ function and an additional 12V charging socket for the rear passengers.
Suzuki has added hill hold control on the four-speed automatic Suzuki Ertiga GL model. This model now becomes the flagship in the range and completes the three-model line-up.
As before, all three Ertiga models retail with Suzuki’s promotional 200 000 km / 5-year mechanical warranty and a 4-year / 60 000 km service plan.