Suzuki Philippines' stake in the compact MPV segment gets an upgrade for 2016 after the company recently launched the refreshed Ertiga. It now bears a tweaked exterior design, along with a wide array of features like touchscreen infotainment and new 50:50 split third row seats.

Starting with the exterior, GL and GLX variants get a new three-bar chrome grill along with a new front bumper with smaller air dams. Like the Swift 1.2, the 2016 Ertiga also has slightly redesigned headlights and satin silver accents on the foglight housings.

Rear quarter of the 2016 Suzuki Ertiga

Also providing a bit of flair are the new 15-inch alloy wheels. At the back, the taillight cluster and tailgate have been carried over. New to the 2016 Ertiga however is the new chrome garnish on the tailgate, revised rear bumper and parking sensors.

Inside, the 2016 Ertiga still gets the predominantly beige interior but gets new tech. Exclusive only to the GLX variant are the keyless push start button and Android-based touchscreen infotainment. It features Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, online navigation, USB and Aux connectivity and preloaded apps like Facebook and Waze.

The Android-based touchscreen infotainment

GL variants, on the other hand get the Windows CE-based infotainment system with offline navigation. As previously mentioned, the 2016 Ertiga now comes with 50:50 split third row seats for better cargo carrying capacity.

Powering the 2016 Ertiga will still be the carried-over K14B 1.4-liter inline-four. It produces 95 PS at 6,000 rpm along with 130 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. Available transmissions include a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic gearbox.

The new third-row 50:50 split seats

“Amid the great demand for a new version, we decided to bring in the refreshed 2016 Ertiga because we want Filipino families to experience its best-in- class innovations designed for comfort and style,” said Shuzo Hoshikura, Suzuki Philippines General Manager for Automobile.

Colors available for the 2016 Suzuki Ertiga are: Snow White Pearl, Silky Silver Metallic, Graphite Gray Pearl, Cool Black Metallic Pearl, Radiant Red Pearl and Burgundy Red Pearl.

Pricing of the 2016 Suzuki Ertiga are as follows:

Suzuki Ertiga GA M/T – PhP 665,000

Suzuki Ertiga GL M/T – PhP 759,000

Suzuki Ertiga GL A/T – PhP 799,000

Suzuki Ertiga GLX A/T – PhP 918,000