Although the Baleno and S-Cross inspired Ertiga looks cool, we would only have the almost similar design of newly unveiled Ertiga in Indonesia
The second generation Suzuki Ertiga is the talk of the town as the new model is trending everywhere now. Rendering artists across Indonesian are publishing their own version of Ertiga with some minor changes to make the MPV look more sporty and beautiful.
The latest rendering is done by Wisnu Widodo and he has actually done two renderings of Ertiga. The first one gets new front grille along with a new housing for the fog lamps which gives Ertiga more muscle. The headlamps gets chrome inserts on the side and alloy wheels comes from Baleno.
The second rendering also gets all these changes along with S-Cross grill which gives an aggressive face for Ertiga. The Indian version of Ertiga is not expected to be much different than Indonesia version. We can expect some small changes to grille and bumper for the Indian model. Maruti commenced testing of next generation Ertiga last year in India.
One of the negatives of Ertiga was the lack of space in third row and Suzuki have addressed the problem by increasing interior space but the boot volume has been reduced as a result of this. Even though exterior dimensions have gone up, the wheelbase hasn’t changed which is why the boot volume had to sacrifice for interior room.
The second generation Ertiga is based on HEARTECT platform which already underpin Baleno, Dzire and Swift. In India, Maruti will continue to offer same engine lineup for Ertiga. The 1.3 L DDiS diesel engine produces 89 hp of power at 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm. The 1.4 L K-Series petrol engine produces 94 hp of power at 6,000 rpm and 130 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm.
These engines are mated to 5 speed manual and AMT gearbox. Later, Maruti will replace 1.3 L DDiS unit with new 1.5 L diesel engine which is currently development and we are not sure whether it will get SHVS hybrid option to improve efficiency. The price of new generation Ertiga is expected to go up slightly and it will compete against Honda BR-V, Renault Lodgy and Mahindra TUV 300.