Suzuki's compact MPV will apparently be receiving a more fuel efficient powertrain in the form of a diesel-hybrid. Set to be launch in Indonesia, the seven-seater MPV will get a new 1.3-liter diesel engine that is paired with the brand's Smart Hybrid Vehicle System (SHVS).
The mild hybrid diesel Ertiga will supposedly have an integrated starter generator (ISG) instead of an alternator. This enables the MPV to have auto start/stop function, regenerative braking and torque assist function under acceleration.
It is estimated that the diesel-hybrid Ertiga will have a total output of 90 PS and 200 Nm of torque. It may have 2 PS less than the 1.4-liter gasoline engine but gets a 70 Nm boost in pulling power. The engine is then exclusively mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
In terms of design, it will still resemble the standard gasoline models and will only be distinguished by the 'Hybrid' badging.
There is no word yet if Suzuki will offer the diesel-hybrid Ertiga outside of Indonesia.