Made-in-India Suzuki Ertiga gets 360-degree camera, more features overseas

    Suzuki has unveiled the updated Ertiga at the 2022 Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS); uses last-gen K15B petrol engine.

    Published On Sep 20, 2022 01:41:00 PM

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    Suzuki has showcased the newly updated Ertiga MPV in the Philippines. The refreshed Ertiga is similar to the one that went on sale in India in April; and although the one sold in the Philippines is a made-in-India product, it has a few differences and feature add-ons.

    • Suzuki Ertiga for Philippines is exported from India
    • Gets powered tailgate, 360-degree camera

    Made-in-India Suzuki Ertiga: more features for export markets

    The refreshed Ertiga that was showcased recently at the 2022 Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) looks identical to the Indian model save for the left-hand drive set-up, the alloy wheel design and the optional body kit. However, a closer look reveals that the car showcased in Philippines gets few additional equipment.

    First up, the larger 9-inch touchscreen and a 360-degree camera. While the functions of the touchscreen are similar, the latter is a feature that is not currently available on the Ertiga in India. Another unique feature is the presence of a powered tailgate, which is missing on not just the Indian model, but on most MPVs in here currently.

    While the 360-degree camera and a large touchscreen is available on other Maruti Suzuki products in India, adding these features – along with a powered tailgate – could add even more value to the hugely popular MPV.

    One of the key reasons for not offering the 360-degree camera on the Ertiga in India could be the presence of the XL6, which comes with this feature and is sold as a premium alternative to the MPV via Maruti’s Nexa outlets. The XL6, however, does not come with the larger touchscreen or powered tailgate.

    Made-in-India Suzuki Ertiga: K15B mild-hybrid instead of K15C

    The made-in-India Ertiga for markets like the Philippines surely gets more features, but it is a step behind the one sold here when it comes to powertrain options – Suzuki still provides the slightly older K15B 1.5-litre engine on the Ertiga for export markets. This engine is coupled with the older four-speed automatic gearbox and comes with mild-hybrid tech, which came in the pre-facelift Ertiga in India.

    In India, the Ertiga comes with the newer Dualjet technology-equipped 1.5-litre K15C powerplant mated to either a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic and mild-hybrid tech, which Maruti calls “Smart Hybrid”.

    Maruti Ertiga: rivals in India

    The Ertiga is a high-demand model for Maruti in India and sees stiff competition from the likes of the Kia Carens, and both models have long waiting periods in most cities.

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