Aside from gearing up for the eventual launch of the all-new S-Presso and XL7, Suzuki Philippines (SPH) has also released the upgraded version of the Ertiga MPV for the 2020 model year.
First revealed in Indonesia back in January, the updated Ertiga has made its way to the country. For the Philippines, it's the top-spec and entry-level variants that get the subtle tweaks. The top-of-the-line GLX now rolls on two-tone 15-inch alloy wheels, replacing the previous multi-spoke design. Meanwhile, the entry-level GA gets new a design for the steel wheel covers. Apart from that, the exterior of the 2020 Ertiga is the same as before. This means it still has halogen projector headlights, sleek L-shaped taillights, and the distinct multi-slat grill at the front.
Like the exterior, the interior of the 2020 Ertiga largely remains the same. However, keen-eyed observers will notice that the traditional dial controls for the air-conditioning system is now gone. Replacing it is a new digital automatic climate control system which is standard on the GLX. The GA and GL variants however, still come with the three-dial setup. Apart from the auto climate control, a new center armrest is now available on the second row seats for a more comfortable riding experience and is available on the GL and GLX models.
Under the hood, the 2020 Ertiga is still powered by the familiar 1.5-liter K15B four-cylinder engine. It’s good for 103 PS at 6000 rpm along with 138 Nm of torque at 4400 rpm. Power is then shifted to the front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox, or a four-speed automatic transmission.
With the subsequent upgrades in place however, a PhP 5,000 price increase has been made across the board. With it, the pricing of the 2020 Ertiga is now as follows:
1.5L GA M/T - PhP 743,000
1.5L GL M/T - PhP 863,000
1.5L GL A/T - PhP 903,000
1.5L GLX A/T - PhP 993,000