Japanese based multinational company Suzuki, which is the largest car company of Maruti Suzuki, has introduced a new automatic variant of the Ertiga in the Indonesian market. The company had also launched the Ertiga facelift earlier this year in the Indonesian market.
So far, the car company has offered manual gearboxes and there are possibilities that it can bring in the automatic version to the Indian auto market. Reports have said that the Ertiga models in the Indonesian markets have been imported from India as ‘Completely Knocked Down Kits’, also known as ‘CKD’. The CKDs of Ertiga are then assembled at the Suzuki Motor Corp’s manufacturing company at Jakarta.
The newly launched Ertiga has 5-speed manual transmission gearbox, while the Indonesian Ertiga has been powered by the same 1.4 litre K series KB14 powertrain, which is found in its Indian version.
The 1.4-litre engine has been rated with an impressive peak output power, as well as torque outputs of 94 bhp and 130 nm respectively. The Indonesian market has two versions of the vehicle in the country and these have become popular models. The other models in this segment competing with Suzuki include the Nissan Evalia and Mahindra Xylo. The MPVs are in huge demand, while recording impressive sales in the market.