Considered the first hybrid in the diesel-engined LMPV segment, the Suzuki Ertiga Diesel Hybrid was first launched by PT Suzuki Indomobil Sales (SIS) in early 2017.
Suzuki Ertiga Diesel Hybrid is a breakthrough given by Suzuki, to provide LMPV options besides the gasoline engine it sells. But unfortunately, the Suzuki Ertiga Diesel Hybrid did not last long in the country.
Noted, the Suzuki Ertiga Diesel Hybrid in Indonesia can only last one year. Even though the LMPV of this diesel engine is quite sophisticated thanks to the Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki (SHVS) technology it adopts.
In contrast to hybrid technology such as those in hybrid cars in general, this SHVS is a combination of a diesel engine, 70 Ampere battery capacity, and Integrated Started Generator (ISG) technology.
When driving normally, the engine will work as well as charge the battery (battery) which is assisted by ISG technology. This technology has two different functions.
First, as a generator to capture and store energy to the battery when the vehicle is in the deceleration phase (deceleration), and second as a motor that will provide additional power to the engine during acceleration.
To get closer to the Suzuki Ertiga Diesel Hybrid, in this article we want to try to answer some of the questions that are often asked about this car.
Does Suzuki Ertiga Diesel Hybrid use the same engine as the Chevrolet Spin Diesel?
In developing its diesel engine, Suzuki didn’t want to be alone. It takes Fiat and General Motors’ intervention to present this diesel engine coded D13A. This 1.3L DOHC Multijet engine with DDiS (Diesel Direct Injection System) technology is capable of releasing power up to 89 PS @ 4,000 Rpm and 200 Nm @ 1,750 Rpm of torque.
Thanks to the SHVS technology in the diesel engine, the fuel efficiency level is increasing. Sure enough, it was noted that the Suzuki Ertiga Diesel Hybrid was able to cover a distance of up to 22km / liter.
Get features similar to the Suzuki Ertiga GX?
Suzuki New Ertiga Diesel Hybrid still embeds the foremost safety and security features. Like the Ertiga GX, the diesel hybrid variant gets double blower AC, ABS – EBD, Dual SRS Air Bag & Leveling lamp Feature. Do not miss the 4 point Parking Sensor and Rear Defogger.
Doesn’t the Suzuki Ertiga Diesel Hybrid get an automatic transmission?
From the initial launch until the unit was no longer sold by SIS, the Ertiga Diesel Hybrid was only offered a choice of a 5-speed manual transmission.
Even if Suzuki Indonesia presents an automatic variant, it is estimated that the Ertiga Diesel Hybrid will be in demand in the national automotive arena.
Can Suzuki Ertiga consume Bio Solar?
Adhering to a diesel engine with common rail technology, DDiS (Diesel Direct Injection System), Suzuki Ertiga Diesel is advised to always consume better quality fuel over Bio Solar.
If users of the Suzuki Ertiga Diesel Hybrid always fill fuel with low-quality diesel continuously, it is certain that the age of the car’s engine will not belong. What often happens, the damage befalls the fog system or so-called injectors.
Is the used price now equivalent to the latest LCGC Daihatsu Sigra?
There are not too many units in circulation, when compared to the petrol variant, in several marketplaces the Ertiga Diesel Hybrid is offered at various prices.
Where can you find sellers who sell this car in used condition, starting from IDR 130 million to IDR 160 million. However, again a decisive condition.
If you make a comparison, the price of the Ertiga Diesel Hybrid in the current used condition is equivalent to the latest harga Daihatsu Sigra at the dealer near your house.
If given the opportunity, will you choose the Ertiga Diesel Hybrid in a used condition or the new Daihatsu Sigra?
Ertiga Diesel Hybrid is a versatile LMPV car capable of supporting daily mobility. But unfortunately, his age in Indonesia is only a short time.
Even though this car is fairly economical in fuel consumption and comfortable to use. However, it should be noted about its maintenance, this car is said to have more advanced technology than the current LMPV.
So that maintenance regarding the Ertiga Diesel Hybrid must always be considered, especially the use of fuel which is required to always use good quality diesel.