Motor-vehicle corporation, Suzuki, has introduced a multi-utility passenger vehicle, Suzuki Ertiga, to meet the growing demand for station wagons in Kenya.
For the past five years, there has been a trend with the country registering a shift from passenger-travel to passenger-cum-cargo vehicles according to Economic Survey 2019.
Majority of new vehicle registrations made in 2018 were station wagons recording an all-time high of 64,179 in 2018, the survey indicates.
“The growing need for space pushes customers to look for spacious station wagons and the new Ertiga delivers this,” said Toyota Kenya, Managing Director, Arvinder Reel.
The Ertiga was designed with the family and small-sized businesses in mind with a 1.5 litre petrol engine, a maximum output of 77kw/6000rpm and maximum torque 138Nm/4400rpm.
The multi-purpose vehicle can sit seven occupants and comes with a 3-year or 100,000km warranty, whichever comes first, with service intervals after every 10,000km.
It also has an all-new exterior design featuring a taller and wider nose with a dynamic shoulder line, deeper curves, an aerodynamic body and refined chrome accents. The new exterior is specifically designed to be elegant with a strong personality that clearly differentiates it from other vehicles.
In February this year, Toyota Kenya announced a business partnership with Suzuki Motor Corporation to distribute Suzuki models.