Indonesia – India-made Suzuki Ertiga has over 5,600 pending deliveries

Anjan

Anjan Ravi, I'm a true-blooded petrolhead. Hope you enjoy our news stories, launch coverages, motorshow coverages and test drive reports.

The Suzuki Ertiga (Maruti Ertiga for us Indians) has proved to be a sales success in the Indonesian market. Suzuki Indonesia sources the Ertiga through CKD kits from India and assembles it locally. Additionally, the Ertiga is also sold as the Mazda VX-1 in Indonesia.

Suzuki Ertiga for Indonesia

The Indonesian media reports that the Ertiga has gotten itself a long waiting list. Over 5,600 deliveries are currently pending. The delay has partly been caused because of a workers strike in Tambun, Bekasi, where the Ertiga is assembled.

Endro Nugroho, Marketing Director of Suzuki Indomobil Sales 4W said –

Sure, we admit there is a problem in our production.

It seems like India is not the only place where Suzuki faces labour strikes.

Mazda VX-1 front
Ertiga is rebadged as the Mazda VX-1 in Indonesia.

So how does Suzuki plan on retaining their prospective customers? There are various gifts and freebies that have been announced such as raffle tickets, prizes and car accessories like reverse parking sensors. They have even given a name to the program –  ‘Ertiga Indent’.

The Ertiga in Indonesia gets the same 1.4-liter K-Series petrol engine as the Indian spec model. However, Suzuki Indonesia offers the MPV with a choice of a 4-speed automatic transmission apart from the regular 5-speed manual.

For the first six months of 2013, the Ertiga is the 4th best selling car in Indonesia with 32,447 units retailed.

[Source – Otosia.com]

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

Maruti Ertiga News & Updates

2018 Maruti Ertiga rendering

Suzuki Indonesia official confirms next gen Maruti Ertiga for H1 2018 – Report

2018 Maruti Ertiga Sport rendering

Will the next-gen 2018 Maruti Ertiga turn out this sporty? – Render

Suzuki Ertiga Dreza front at GIIAS 2017

Suzuki Ertiga Dreza – GIIAS 2017 Live

2018 Maruti Ertiga rendering

Next-gen 2018 Maruti Ertiga (Maruti YHA) rendered

Suzuki Ertiga Drezza front three quarter at the BIMS 2017

Suzuki Ertiga Dreza showcased at the BIMS 2017

Maruti Ciaz SHVS front launched in Delhi

Maruti Suzuki SHVS models’ sales cross 1 lakh units