The Suzuki Ertiga MPV first surfaced in India back in 2012, before heading to the MPV-loving market that is Indonesia. This means that the Toyota Avanza-rival has been around for over three years now, and is well ripe for a facelift. No better time than now too – Toyota will be giving the Avanza a “Grand New” facelift with a unique face for the sportier Veloz.

Spyshots of the Ertiga facelift are now out ahead of the car’s debut at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) later this month, and these pics by show changes at both ends. In front, there’s a new grille that’s a lot heavier on the chrome than before. The grille is also now connected to the headlamps, which appear unchanged.

The Suzuki Ertiga first surfaced in India back in 2012; the MPV sits on the Swift’s platform

The shapelier lower bumper is also new – the fog lamp surrounds are significantly larger than before and on higher spec models, include a decorative chrome strip. Speaking of chrome strips, a large one with embossed Ertiga script connects the (unchanged) lights at the back, with help from red tail lamp extensions. A new wheel design completes the changes.

Word is that the K14B 1.4 litre engine will carry on, but the MPV will get new features such as electric folding wing mirrors, airbags for lower variants, auto up power windows, 50:50 split folding third row seats and a console box with socket for the middle row.

Avanza aside, the Ertiga also competes with the Daihatsu Xenia and Honda Mobilio in Indonesia.

Suzuki Ertiga Sporty, pre-facelift