The Wagon-R just got itself a mid career facelift and the SX4 is in the process of getting one. Suzuki is giving mild refreshes to its product range and in sync with the refreshing policy, the popular Suzuki Ertiga has got itself a mild cosmetic upgrade too but that is not for us. The Ertiga in Indonesia has just got a cosmetic upgrade which we believe will be the 2013 model of the car.
Suzuki Ertiga is basically the same in all the countries that have the car but some small changes are made in the car to suit every country needs. The Ertiga’s upgrade in Indonesia gives it a slightly more premium look as far as the exteriors are concerned and the interiors get a slight refresh too. All these changes lend the bestseller a bit freshened up character which goes in sync with the Life Utility Vehicle approach of the carmakerErtiga is sold in GA, GL and GX trims in Indonesia and the GL and GX variants get the make over treatment. The honeycomb grille in the front gets replaced by 3 chrome strips with the Suzuki badging staying in centre. The car gets an advance blower on the interiors with the fan at the front and middle row so that the passengers in the backseat don’t feel left out when it comes to air conditioning.
The GA trim will come with a single A/C vent which has beendone conciously to keep the price of the entry level variant on the lower side. The GX is the top end variant and comes with all the bells and whistles. It gets dual airbags, ABS, engine immobiliser and the side impact beam. The car is built from the CKD kits exported from India and the car is getting things rolling precisely like it’s been doing in India
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is quite a popular car in India with the car commanding high waiting variants. We feel that Suzuki would bring this facelift to India too anytime soon because it does not make sense to make two different kinds of kits for the similar product. The mechanicals remain the same and if the facelift comes before the competition brings in its 2013 models, Ertiga could very well be the leader of the pack for a lot more time to come.
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