The Suzuki Ertiga: Space Is Not An Issue

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Suzuki Ertiga Review

Suzuki is a niche Japanese brand that builds affordable and cheerful vehicles like the Swift and Vitara. However as the MPV market grows, the need for a Suzuki based MPV was necessary. Introducing the Suzuki Ertiga.

Design

Suzuki Ertiga Design

Suzuki has an eye-catching design that is devoid of blandness seen with other mainstream players. The front profile highlight includes a pair of sleek wraparound headlamps. When paired to the serrated chromed-out grille, it gives the Ertiga a more aggressive look.

Cabin

Suzuki Ertiga Cabin

The Ertiga’s cabin is plush as it has an accent of wood trim on the dashboard all the way to the front door panels. The dashboard is wide and pushed further away to create an illusion of space in the cabin.

The Center console houses a double-din audio system that supports MP3 and USB functionality. Additionally, it is paired with the 6 speaker system that belts out crisp treble and bass tones. It also has a powerful dual-zone climate control unit that regulates temperature effectively for a comfortable environment.

The instrument binnacle bears the typical Suzuki design. It has clear italics on the speedo and tachometer for ease of use. As a plus, it has a 3-inch monochrome display that gives all vital information like fuel levels and engine functionality.

The two-tone fabric upholstery lines the seats making it look premium. The front seats are quite supportive and the second and 3rd-row seats are flexible enough to enhance flexibility.

Performance

Suzki Ertiga performance

Under the bonnet, is the Suzuki’s highly popular K14B petrol engine that pumps out 68 kW at 6 000 rpm and 130 Nm at 4 200 rpm.  The front wheels send power via a 4-speed automatic gearbox, that allows you to exploit the full potential of the engine. It still manages to return a fuel economy figure of 5.1 litres per 100 km.

Safety

Suzuki Ertiga Safety

To protect the passengers, the Ertiga has a mix of active and passive safety features. To begin with, it has Anti Lock Braking Systems, Brake Assist and Emergency Brake-force distribution completes the Active safety element. In case of an accident, it comes with multiple airbags, 3 point seatbelts and side door beams to lessen injury caused on impact.

Summary

The Suzuki Ertiga offers unbelievable value for money. Its prices start at Ksh. 2.88 million and it comes with a 3 year/100,000-kilometer warranty. You can rely on Suzuki by Toyota’s extensive network for after-sales and support.

Trevor Lamenya