Production of the Suzuki Ertiga has expanded beyond Indonesia and India – Myanmar has become the third country to build the three-row seven-seater MPV. The vehicle made its debut in India as the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga in 2012, and began selling in Indonesia later that year.

Suzuki Myanmar Motor Co (SMMC) will produce the Ertiga at its plant located in South Dagon, Yangon, with monthly production to be 100 units. The plant currently builds the Carry mini-truck.

The Ertiga goes on sale from the end of July at Suzuki dealers in the country, and the model sold in Myanmar will be a 1.4 litre version – the K-14 VVT four-cylinder petrol mill offers 94 hp at 6,000 rpm and 130 Nm at 4,000 rpm.

The automaker earlier announced plans to expand its assembly operations in the republic by building a second production plant. Reports indicate that construction is expected to start later this year, with the facility slated to begin running in 2017. The company plans to produce some 10,000 cars a year – including the Ertiga – at the new plant.

Suzuki Ertiga Sporty, Indonesia