The Proton Ertiga was recently launched in Malaysia not too long ago, completing the national carmaker’s four-model introduction this year. If you are one of the buyers of the Suzuki-based MPV, you will no doubt be posed with a myriad of questions from your friends, family and curious onlookers. Therefore, the national carmaker has prepared this short video that answers the five most commonly-asked questions about the Ertiga.
The first focuses on its MPV credentials or put simply, how many people can sit in it? As you’ll see, there’s enough space for up to six adults, with access to the third row achieved by pulling a lever to tilt the second-row backrest and sliding the whole seat forward.
With a fully-loaded car, the follow-up question is the most obvious: Is the air-conditioning system any good? Can it keep everyone cool inside? Well, Proton points out that the Ertiga comes with a manually-adjustable blower in the ceiling of the second-row, so passengers should be kept comfortable throughout the journey (would you doubt Suzuki/Proton’s air-conditioning strength anyway?).
Another common question is one of efficiency, which is referring to how thirsty the car is. The Ertiga is powered by a 1.4 litre naturally-aspirated VVT petrol engine paired with a four-speed automatic, and the company says will consume just 6.0 l/100 km on the NEDC cycle.
Said mill provides 92 PS and 130 Nm of torque, which is enough to answer the question, “is there enough power to make the drive up to Genting Highlands?” Of course, you’ll have to keep your expectations in check as the Ertiga is more of a family car and less of a Pikes Peak-climbing machine.
As for the question of safety, the Ertiga is equipped with two airbags (dual front), ABS with EBD and Isofix child seat anchors with top tether. This allows it to receive a four-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating.
Of course, there are many more aspects to the Ertiga, which we have covered in our review of the MPV, here. Alternatively, you can also check out our comprehensive launch report or walk-around video tour for more information about the Ertiga.