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Suzuki Ertiga Dreza.

The new Suzuki Ertiga has been launched in Thailand. Two variants of the mildly updated seven-seater MPV were revealed there – the standard GL, and the new, sportier Ertiga Dreza.

Assembled in Indonesia, the Ertiga GL is just as we saw it at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show last year (GIIAS 2015). The facelifted model introduces a modified front bumper, grille and fog lamp housings. The rear features new L-shaped tail lights and additional chrome accents, while new wheels were introduced throughout.

As expected, the model’s new face can be seen here, pinned with a sportier side spoiler, rear bumper and even a rear wing. The Dreza also features a set of LED daytime running lights that the regular model lacks, as well as a set of spinning 15-inch alloy wheels. Notably, because of the new front and rear bumpers on the Dreza, the variant is 60 mm longer overall – 4,325 mm to 4,265 mm.

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Suzuki Ertiga GL.

Inside, unique upholstery and trim colours set the two Thai-market variants apart, along with a few items on the equipment list. Being the top-shelf variant, the Dreza gets two additional speakers (tweeters), chromed inside door handles and wood trim across the dash.

The base GL variant still offers decent kit, being a 2-DIN audio head unit with a four-speaker sound system, USB connectivity, front and rear air conditioning vents, reverse parking sensors and a few more items.

Unfortunately, only the Dreza gets ABS and EBD braking systems, and a rear-wing mounted stop light. In both cars, however, usable boot space remains at 482 litres with the third row seats folded, and 736 litres with the second and third row seats folded flat.

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For power, both cars offer the same 92 PS/130 Nm 1.4 litre, four-cylinder K-series petrol engine and four-speed torque converter automatic transmission. It may not sound like much, but 92 PS and 130 Nm should motivate the heavier 1,195 kg Dreza along nicely, let alone the 1,185 kg GL.

The standard Ertiga GL variant is priced at 655,000 baht (RM76k) while the sportier Dreza goes for 715,000 baht (RM83k). We know that a Proton-badged Suzuki Ertiga MPV will be launched in Malaysia in the second quarter of 2016. Looking at all we’ve got here, how excited are you about a Proton-badged Suzuki Ertiga? Tell us in the comments below.

GALLERY: Suzuki Ertiga GL


GALLERY: Suzuki Ertiga Dreza