Friday, October 21, 2016

Leaked Pics of the Suzuki - Proton Ertiga Compact MPV

Funtastiko, that local spy photo website has struck again. This time they've found out that the closed Facebook page, Proton Ertiga Community has found some photographs of the upcoming joint venture MPV that Proton and Suzuki will be launching by the end of this year. 

Here are the two photographs. I have not much to say about this mini MPV for the moment. Wikipedia says this about the car:
"It was launched on 12 April 2012 in India,[2] 22 April 2012 in Indonesia and 17 July 2014 in the Philippines.[3] Maruti Suzuki proclaims it to be the first LUV (Life Utility Vehicle).
It competes with the Toyota InnovaMahindra XyloTata Sumo GrandeToyota AvanzaHonda MobilioRenault Lodgy and Nissan Grand Livina. This car is powered by K-series 1.4 litre petrol engine. A diesel version of this car is powered by Fiat's 1.3 litre Multijet engine. The car is based on extended Suzuki Swift platform. This means that the Ertiga is a monocoque MPV; the first in India. It is also considered to be a cross between a saloon/hatchback and an MPV. It has beaten the long-reigning Toyota Innova.
The Ertiga is said to be the production version of the R-III (R3) concept showcased by MSIL at the Indian Automobile Exposition 2010. Moreover, the name Ertiga is said be an adaptation of R-Tiga where "Tiga" means "three" in Indonesian. The "R" stands for Rows. Therefore, "Ertiga" is derived from "R3" which in turn means "(Swift with) Three Rows"."
Suzuki Ertiga in Indonesia

One interesting thing is that in early 2016, the Ertiga was facelifted. We should be getting this version when it is launched here in Malaysia.
 Suzuki Ertiga rear

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