The new generation Maruti Suzuki Ertiga was launched last December in India. The MPV has become a hit here ever since it’s launch and the sales have been going on well for the company. However, Suzuki also offers a souped-up, sportier version of the Ertiga internationally. Called the Ertiga sport, this model comes with various body kits and different colour schemes among other changes which make it look sporty. Sadly though, Suzuki has no plans of bringing this to India, as is the case with the Jimny and the Swift Sport. Here though are some studio shots of the Ertiga sport which show the MPV inside out.
As seen in the picture above, the Ertiga Sport looks quite good despite being an MPV. It can carry a full passenger load in style, without the owner being called boring due to its racy looks. The front bumper is a new unit and gets a new lip along with inverted L shaped LED DRLs. The grille is also a chrome studded unit that looks pretty nice. It also gets stylish dual-finish 15-inch alloys that are not available in India on the regular Maruti Suzuki Ertiga.
As opposed to the regular Ertiga, the interiors of the Ertiga Sport are all black with a wooden trim running across the dashboard and into the door panels. The steering is a flat bottom unit and the wood finish in the centre is different from what we get on the Indian spec car.
Sparing the roof, the whole cabin has been draped in black to match the ‘sports’ moniker this Ertiga has been labelled with. While the beige interiors on the Ertiga available here is also not bad, the all black treatment is radical. The instrument cluster gets an orange hue outline instead of blue as on the Indian spec Ertiga. A push-button stop/start is positioned to the right of the steering wheel. Next to that are the controls for the parking sensors, the traction control and the LED DRLs.
The Ertiga Sport features a floating touchscreen infotainment system as on the Ertiga here but it actually is a different unit as compared to the 7-inch SmartConnect infotainment offered here. The auto climate control unit comes in all black too.
The rear end of the Suzuki Ertiga Sport is also souped up and gets a sportier rear bumper design. There is a silver scuff plate at the bottom centre along with skirting. The roof spoiler is a bigger unit than what we get here. Mechanically, the 2nd gen Ertiga Sport model gets the 1.5 litre K-Series petrol engine with 106 PS and 138 Nm – the same engine that’s found on the regular models. 5 speed manual and 4 speed torque converter automatic transmissions are standard. Overall, it is quite a good looking car that makes the notion of owning a boring MPV an exciting one.