The Suzuki Ertiga Diesel has finally been launched in Indonesia, where it is priced at 219,500,000 rupiah (RM73,296). The Ertiga Diesel, which will be fully imported to Indonesia from India, joins the standard Ertiga (from 184,000,000 rupiah, RM61,442) and Ertiga Dreza (from 217,900,000 rupiah, RM72,762) variants in the republic.

Under the hood, the Ertiga is powered by a D13A 1.3 litre four-cylinder turbodiesel DDiS engine that provides 89 hp at 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm at 1,750 Nm of torque. The direct-injection mill is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox and as previously reported, is also linked to the Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki (SHVS) system.

This mild hybrid setup features an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) in place of an alternator and a larger 70 Ah, 12 V battery. The former functions to provide regenerative braking to recharge the battery, assistance to the engine when setting off, as well as support the idle start/stop system. Suzuki claims the Ertiga Diesel will provide a fuel consumption of just 22.6 km/litre, following Balai TMP’s (Termodinamika Motor dan Propulsi) research.

Styling-wise, the Ertiga Diesel looks nearly identical to the petrol version (aside from the Dreza), but with exterior highlights like chrome trim on the grille, fog lamp and tailgate; electric-folding side mirrors; Hybrid badging; and alloy wheels.

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Inside, buyers will get fabric seats with a different pattern, a manual-dimming rear-view mirror, air-conditioning with rear demister function, a gear shift indicator, a beige steering wheel and gearlever (Indonesian petrol models get brown items, like ours), plus a standard audio system.

In Malaysia, the Ertiga is available only with a K14B 1.4 litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine, and customers can choose from Executive (MT and AT) or Executive Plus variants (AT only). If you’re hoping for the national carmaker to introduce a diesel variant here, the company had previously stated it won’t be doing so.

“We have no plans to bring in the diesel Ertiga. We have a 1,500 unit per month target for the car, numbers that are comfortable for a small MPV, and the current model meets these requirements,” said previous Proton Edar CEO Rohime Shafie at the time.