New Proton Ertiga MPV, first model from the Proton-Suzuki partnership

The new Proton  Ertiga MPV is the fourth model to be introduced by the National Carmakers. This final Proton model for the year is the first model from the collaboration between Suzuki Motor Corporation Japan and the National carmakers.

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The new Proton Ertiga comes in 2 variants: Executive in manual or automatic and Executive Plus in auto option only. Prices range for the new Proton Ertiga MPV starts from RM58,800 and runs up to RM64,800.

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The new Proton Ertiga is Malaysia’s first compact MPV with Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) status accorded by the Malaysia Automotive Institute. The 6 seater people mover family car is fitted with the 1.4 VVT (variable valve timing) engine made from lightweight aluminium for both the variants. The multipoint powered injection enables economical fuel consumption at 5.7l/100km for the (MT) and 6.0l/100km for the (AT), both combined fuel consumption based on NEDC. Meanwhile, the drive-by-wire technology enhances the car’s performance in terms responsiveness.

It is claimed that the newest Proton MPV has the overall refinement on the road, even at a speed up to  110km/h at 2900 rpm, thanks to a rather muted engine and good suppression of road and wind noise, as well as much reduced NVH levels.

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In response to the dynamic and demanding modern family lifestyles, the new Proton Ertiga is not only fuel efficient, it also provides more space and comfort. The large 2nd row air conditioning vent ensures that cool air reaches the 3rd row seats which coupled with spacious headroom and legroom provide comfortable seats for 2 adults. Furthermore, the one touch smart access lever on the 2nd row seats allows for convenient and easy access to the 3rd row. The foldable rear seats not only provide versatile seating arrangements, it also creates ample cabin space to transport large items especially when the 2nd and 3rd row seats are folded to provide a storage space of 735 liters.

Additional interior standard offerings include high-grade fabric seats with water resistant capabilities, sliding seats (3rd row), 4-speakers sound system. electric steering with tilt adjustment and audio unit (radio/CD/MP3/USB/ iPod). The new Proton Ertiga Executive Plus variant is further fitted with auto fold side mirrors, audio switches at the steering, 2 tweeters, in addition to the 4 speakers, and back pockets for driver and front passenger seats, turn signal at the outside-rear-view-mirror and driver seat height adjuster. Other highlights for the Ertiga consist of auto leveling headlight, chromed-trimmed inner door handles, fog light garnish and tint.

In terms of dimension, Proton Ertiga is 4265 mm long, 1695 mm wide and 1685 mm in height with a wheelbase of 2740mm. At 185mm ground clearance, it not only provides adequate buffer for cars going through rough terrain or humps but also provides elevated visibility for the driver. Coupled with its EEV status, the more than adequate fuel tank size of 45 liters affords longer driving distance.

For Safety, the Ertiga is packed with features that earned it a 4-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating. The list include dual front airbags, ABS, Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), power window auto-up, anti-trap (for driver’s side), reverse sensors and ISOFIX.

The new Proton Ertiga MPV is available at dealerships nationwide for bookings and test drives. Four color choices for the Ertiga are Red, Silver, White and Brown.

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