Maruti Suzuki made its maiden entry in the MPV segment in India with the launch of Ertiga. The new compact MPV is a global model and soon will see its launch in other international markets. The first batch of the multipurpose vehicle Ertiga will be shipped to Indonesia by end of May. Maruti will export the MPV as a Completely-Knocked Down unit and assemble it in Indonesia.
Ertiga for the Indonesian market will be sold only with the 1.4 K- Series petrol engine.
The Ertiga will have to break through the leader Toyota Avanza and Daihatsu Xenia, both very popular MPV’s in Indonesia. Suzuki also markets the APV MPV in Indonesia. However the Ertiga will be a more decent competitor in terms of features.
Ertiga is a bold and aggressive initiative, wherein company’s designers have carefully built in ‘features and attributes’ of a sedan in a compact MPV to evolve a next generation vehicle. Built on the central theme of `togetherness’, Ertiga is an interesting mobility solution for young dynamic confident Indian who want to retain individuality yet retain Indian custom of `togetherness’.
Ertiga’s compact proportions are its uniqueness and give the users excellent flexibility to park and maneuver even in congested lanes and by-lanes of metros and semi-urban cities. The Ertiga is distinguished by its compact dimensions (overall length: 4265mm, overall width: 1695mm, overall height: 1685mm). The bold and aggressive stance complemented by the 2740 mm wheel base along with 15 inch alloy wheels combined with a strong shoulder thick section gives Ertiga an absolute power of presence.