Suzuki Ertiga (2022) Specs & Price

Top-spec GLX versions of Suzuki’s Ertiga are no more, while the base GA and mid-tier GL variants gain some extra standard kit. Here’s a look at pricing…

Suzuki Auto South Africa has rejigged its 7-seater Ertiga range, scrapping the flagship GLX trim level but improving the standard specification of the remaining derivatives.

The decision to discontinue the two GLX variants – which arrived in September 2019 – means the local Ertiga range now comprises three derivatives, all still powered by a 77 kW/138 Nm naturally aspirated 1.5 litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine.

Ertiga pricing now runs from R254 900 to R312 900 (see below), up from the wider five-strong range’s bookends of R241 900 and R314 400. For the record, Toyota’s closely related Rumion line-up (which still comprises five variants) is currently priced from R260 600 to R336 500.

So, what about the remaining grades? Well, the entry-level GA is again available exclusively in 5-speed manual guise, but wins an electronic stability programme (ESP) and rear parking sensors.

As before, all models in the Ertiga range furthermore ship with the following safety kit: two airbags, ABS with EBD and IsoFix child-seat anchors. As a reminder, the GA also features electric windows, air conditioning (with ventilated cup holders up front), central locking and LED taillamps.

The GL trim level, meanwhile, is offered in both 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic form, while gaining “many of the styling features and interior luxuries” of the now-defunct GLX. So, GL models upgrade to 15-inch alloy wheels and chrome detailing on the grille, and retain their body-coloured side-mirror caps and exterior door handles.

Inside, the GL specification level ditches the standard radio and scores a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, along with a reversing camera, a multi-functional steering wheel (with Bluetooth controls) and cruise control. In addition, Suzuki has added hill-hold control for the self-shifting version of the Ertiga GL model.

Other standard features on the GL include a centre armrest and storage box between the front seats, additional air-conditioning vents for rear passengers, a 50:50 split rear bench, an auto function for the driver’s window and a second 12V charging socket (in addition to the front-sited one) at the rear.

“Since launching the Ertiga in 2019, we have heard from Suzuki families and fleet customers that they value the same features: safety, comfort and entertainment,” said Brendon Carpenter, brand marketing manager of Suzuki Auto SA.

“We have also realised that the current economic climate places a lot of pressure on the types of families and businesses that would buy an Ertiga. And so, we decided to simplify the range and upgrade the specifications of the remaining models,” he explained.

How much does the Suzuki Ertiga cost in South Africa?

Suzuki Ertiga 1.5 GA – R254 900

Suzuki Ertiga 1.5 GL – R295 900

Suzuki Ertiga 1.5 GL AT – R312 900

The Ertiga ships standard with Suzuki’s promotional 5-year/200 000 km mechanical warranty and a 4-year/60 000 km service plan.