This morning, Proton launched its first compact MPV, the Proton Ertiga. We brought you an exclusive live stream of the launch event, and exhaustively detailed the new model in our comprehensive launch report. But perhaps you prefer to simply click play and watch our man Hafriz Shah point out all the features to you, which is why we’ve prepared a new walk-around video tour of the new car.
To recap, the Ertiga is priced at RM58,800 for the Executive manual and RM61,800 for the automatic model, while the range-topping Executive Plus auto retails at RM64,800. All prices are on-the-road inclusive of insurance and a five-year/150,000 km warranty.
Essentially a rebadged Suzuki Ertiga, the new car is around the same size as its nearest rival, the Perodua Alza; it’s significantly shorter and narrower than the larger Exora as a result, but its wheelbase is actually 10 mm longer. The grey-and-beige interior features a dashboard derived from the Suzuki Swift and six seats; access to the third row is accomplished via a second row that tilts and slides forward.
Sitting on a stretched Swift platform, the Ertiga is powered by the hatchback’s K14B 1.4 litre naturally-aspirated DOHC VVT petrol engine. In this application, it produces 92 PS at 6,000 rpm and 130 Nm at 4,000 rpm. Power is sent to the front wheels via either a five-speed manual gearbox or – the first in a long time for a Proton – a four-speed automatic transmission.
In terms of fuel consumption, the Ertiga manages 5.7 litres per 100 km with the manual ‘box and 6.0 litres per 100 km with the automatic on the European NEDC cycle. These figures have enabled it to achieve the company’s first Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) certification, the first compact MPV in Malaysia to do so.
As usual, you can browse CarBase.my for full specifications and equipment. But enough writing – watch the video above to learn everything you need to know about the new Proton Ertiga, and sound off in the comments section after the jump. Thanks for watching!
Proton Ertiga 1.4 Executive Plus