The name for Proton’s new MPV, which is set to be officially launched this month, has been confirmed as the Proton Ertiga. The Ertiga is a straight rebadge of the Suzuki Ertiga MPV that’s made in Indonesia (knocked down kits are exported to Proton from there), and so is the name. This marks the first time that a Proton is not born with an original name.

The Ertiga name features in the teaser video above, which Proton has just put up. Starring Fazura, Zul Arifin, Zahirah McWilson and Aeril Zafril; the video is a continuation of the action movie-style video series produced by KRU Studios for the carmaker, as used for the Persona and Saga launches.

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The front end of the Proton Ertiga is shown in full in the video, and it confirms that Proton’s new three-row MPV is based on the Suzuki Ertiga facelift that was launched in Indonesia last August. The Ertiga shares a platform with the Swift and has a 2,740 mm wheelbase (Perodua Alza 2,750 mm, Proton Exora 2,730 mm). It is powered by a 1.4 litre engine with 92 PS and 130 Nm of torque. The K14B motor is paired to a five-speed manual and four-speed auto in Indonesia, and there should be no technical changes.

Suzuki Indomobil Sales expects orders of 1,500 units per month from Proton. The company exports the Ertiga as a CBU model to the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam to the tune of 800 to 1,000 units per month, but this is its first CKD export order.

GALLERY: Suzuki Ertiga facelift at GIIAS 2015

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