The Suzuki Ertiga (Japanese: スズキ・エルティガ Suzuki Erutiga) is a 7-seater mini MPV developed by the Japanese manufacturer Suzuki and its Indian subsidiary Maruti Suzuki, built on the Swift subcompact car platform.
The first generation Ertiga was also rebadged in Indonesia as the Mazda VX-1, which is done by a non-manufacturer/assembler, from May 2013 until March 2017. Since November 2016, the Ertiga is also assembled and sold in Malaysia as the Proton Ertiga.
The second generation Ertiga was released in Indonesia in May 2018 without the Mazda-badged version.
As it is based on the Swift, the Ertiga is a monocoque MPV; the first in India. It is also considered to be a cross between a saloon/hatchback and a MPV.
The Ertiga is said to be the production version of the R-III (R3) concept showcased by MSIL at the 2010 Indian Automobile Exposition. Moreover, the name Ertiga is said be an adaptation of R-Tiga where “Tiga” means “three” in Indonesian. The “R” stands for “rows”. Therefore, “Ertiga” name is derived from “R3” which in turn means “(Swift with) Three Rows”.
The Ertiga was first launched in India on 12 April 2012 and in Indonesia on 22 April 2012. It became available in South Africa on 9 June 2014 and in the Philippines on 17 July 2014. Maruti Suzuki proclaims it to be the first LUV (Life Utility Vehicle).
The second generation Ertiga was unveiled at the 26th Indonesia International Motor Show in Jakarta on 19 April 2018. It is built on the ‘HEARTECT’ platform which is the same lightweight platform used for the production of hatchbacks Baleno, Ignis and Swift.