In Thailand, Suzuki Ertiga has been updated with a bigger 10-inch touchscreen infotainment unit and dual-tone alloy wheels
Maruti Ertiga is sold in all the major automobile markets of the Asian continent. In India, the latest development on Ertiga is that it now misses out on a diesel engine. However, in Thailand, the carmaker has introduced a series of updates to the MPV. The Thailand-spec car now gets a bigger 10-inch touchscreen display for the infotainment display in place of the 7-inch unit seen earlier. The new unit will be compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and will support other connectivity features like the AUX input, USB port, and Bluetooth connectivity.
The Thai-spec Ertiga gets new machine-finished alloy wheels and a Burgundy Red paint scheme.
Apart from the new bigger display for the infotainment system, the Ertiga also gets a new Burgundy Red paint scheme and an updated design for the alloy wheels, which are now machine finished. With these updates, the Ertiga now boasts of an increased premium appeal. These updates are expected to be rolled out on the India-spec car sometime around the festive season this year. In Thailand, the Ertiga is sold in two variants after being imported from Indonesia. Thus, the two variants namely GL and GX are priced quite exorbitantly at TBH 6,59,000 (Rs. 15.20 lakh) and TBH 7,25,000 (Rs. 16.73 lakh), respectively.
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Talking of the powertrain, it gets a 1.5L 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated K15B petrol motor that belts out a peak power output of 105 PS at 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 138 Nm at 4,400 rpm. The transmission duties are performed by a four-speed fluid coupling only, as standard. However, the Indian version of the Ertiga also gets the same engine but with the Maruti-trademarked SHVS mild-hybrid technology. It is also offered with a 5-speed manual transmission in addition to the 4-speed torque convertor as on the Thai-spec car.
The Ertiga in Thailand now get a bigger 10-inch display for the infotainment system.
In India, the Ertiga is priced at Rs. 7.59 lakh for the base-spec LXi variant and tops out at Rs. 10.13 lakh for the top-spec ZXi AT variant. However, Maruti also sells a premium version of the Ertiga in the form of XL6 via its Nexa chain of outlets, with a rough-road treatment on the exterior and captain chairs for the middle-row on the interior.