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Suzuki APV

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6 Rating(s) | 6 Review(s)
₱588,000 - ₱808,000
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APV Specs
Engine 1590 cc
Power 91 hp
Transmission Type Manual
Seating 8 seats
Ground Clearance 180 mm
Driver Airbag Yes
Power Steering Yes

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APV Pros & Cons

Things We Like in APV

Spacious cabin

Decent number of features

Engine performance

Suzuki reliability

Things We Dont Like in APV

Safety features

No modern appeal

Recent Updates of APV

The APV is a popular budget van in the Philippine market that proves to be an excellent people mover as well as a goods carrier. The APV features a spacious interior which is available in a seven or eight-seater configuration. There is enough legroom and headspace for the passengers along with a few creature comforts that assist in a comforting journey. Powering this van is a 1.6-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that delivers 93 PS of power and 129 Nm of torque. As for safety, the Suzuki APV gets features like rear parking sensors, dual airbags (top-end variant only), and seatbelts. 

 

Suzuki APV 2020 Price List

Suzuki APV July 2020 prices start from ₱588,000 for base variant GA 1.6L MT and goes upto ₱808,000 for top-spec variant GLX 1.6L MT.

Variant Price list Specifications  
Suzuki APV GA 1.6L MT ₱588,000 *
SRP Price
1590 cc, 91 hp, Manual, Gasoline
Suzuki APV GLX 1.6L MT ₱808,000 *
SRP Price
1590 cc, 91 hp, Manual, Gasoline
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Suzuki APV Price In Philippines

₱588,000 - ₱808,000
₱588,000 - ₱808,000
₱588,000 - ₱808,000
₱588,000 - ₱808,000
₱588,000 - ₱808,000

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Suzuki APV Colors

APV is available in 6 different colors - Superior White, Silky Silver, Dusky Brown, Burgundy Red Pearl, Cool Black Metallic and Radiant Red Pearl.

  • Superior White

  • Silky Silver

  • Dusky Brown

  • Burgundy Red Pearl

  • Cool Black Metallic

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Suzuki APV Review

  • Overview
  • Interior & Features
  • Exterior
  • Ride & Handling
  • Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • Braking & Safety
  • Verdict

Overview

Suzuki has been selling cars for nearly a century now. The Japanese carmaker is a master when it comes to affordable as well as reliable cars worldwide. So much so that other car makers want to partner with them and learn how it is done. The classic case is that of Toyota who shook hands with Suzuki over cross badging of products in the Asian region. They have also collaborated for electric vehicles. You, however, will be astonished to know that Suzuki in the Philippines is known for two products only. One is the Suzuki APV van while the second is for the Swift hatchback. The former interests us. It has been around for more than 15 years without as much as a generation change. Clearly “what ain’t broken needn’t be replaced”.

There are six colors of the 2018 Suzuki APV to choose from. These include Superior White, Prime Cool Black, Silky Silver Metallic, Pearl Radiant Red, Graphite Grey Pearl Metallic, and Pearl Burgundy Red. Here is a review of a vehicle that has been used by nearly two million Filipinos at one or other other time.

Interior & Features

There is space, space, and more space. The Suzuki APV can be ordered with a seven or eight seater configuration. If you choose the former, then the middle row get a captain seat arrangement or bench in the latter. The dashboard seems old but has got a bit of cubby holes around. The beige upholstery helps amplify the space to a great extent. You will find a 7-inch touchscreen system that is navigation ready at your beck and disposal. The instrument cluster is a simple affair with a speedo and rev counter pods. Suzuki has given wide ORVMs to the APV and these are controlled by knobs inside the cabin. A single zone air conditioning unit too is provided. There are no vents at the back though. Given the generous glass area, we can only imagine the load on the AC unit.

Speaking of generous, passengers will have nothing to complain about.  Except for the last row ones who may have good legroom but not so good under-thigh support.  The wheelbase of 2,625 mm is a competition even to entry-level sedans and SUVs. Build quality looks decent too. If you don’t believe us, ask the taxis running around. Boot space at 194 litres with all the seats up too is good. Of course, the space increases if you tumble the third row.

Exterior

The 2018 Suzuki APV was designed in the early 90s. Yes, you read it right. At that time, the primary brief (if there was one)  to the designers was to maximise space. Leave the design elements to Ferrari or Lamborghini. That's why you see those upright lines and a boxy shape. Over the years, there are slight changes to make the Suzuki APV look a tad curvy. The two-box design claims to maximise space in the cabin while minimising the footprint. For those of you who came in late, the Suzuki APV measures 4,155 mm in length, 1,655 mm in width, and 1,865 mm in height.

The chromed grille, as well as those big headlights, are heritage packages. The smallish radiator as well as fog lights too are part of the legacy. Look at it from the side and you will notice that there are no overhangs to speak of. All around though, the glass area seems big enough. At the back, there is a small chrome applique. Suzuki uses 14-inch wheels for the base version while the top version gets 15-inch alloys.

Ride & Handling

Suzuki uses MacPherson struts in the front and a rigid axle with leaf spring/3-link rigid axle with coil spring at the back in the APV. This set up makes it a bit bouncy on uneven roads. That is until the vehicle is loaded up. Remember, the APV is a multi-purpose vehicle. The steering is a light unit and makes travelling around crowded streets a breeze. The turning radius of 4.9 meters too is a boon. If you look at the 180 mm ground clearance, it is enough to tackle the rough as well.

Sliding second-row door was quite an innovation back then. It helped in ensuring that parking space restrictions needn’t bother the driver.

Engine & Fuel Consumption

Suzuki used to offer a four-speed automatic with the APV. However, the slightly higher cost, as well as less user interest, forced the company to discontinue it. What however continues from yesteryears is the 1.6-litre naturally aspirated MPI petrol engine. This engine makes 93 PS of power and 129 Nm of torque. It is mated to a smooth shifting floor mounted 5-speed gearbox. Suzuki doesn’t claim any mileage numbers but from our experience, expect around 8 kmpl in the city and 13 kmpl on the highway. The car weighs around 1.3 tonnes and that’s quite a number for 93 PS to lug around.

The torque curve at lower gears is quite flat and hence aids in second gear starts. The Suzuki APV can trundle around in second gear in notorious Manila bumper-bumper traffic. The engine becomes a bit noisy as the speeds rise though. The engine is placed right under the driver’s seat. So, seat height adjustment is a luxury which the driver cannot afford. Moreover, it tends to get a bit hot if sustained driving is something that the driver wants to do.

Braking & Safety

Suzuki has few safety features as standard in the APV. The Suzuki APV boasts rear parking sensors, a defogger and three-point ELR seat belts as standard. In the top spec new Suzuki APV, one will also get dual airbags, height adjustable front seat belts, remote controlled door locks and side impact beams. ABS is not available even as an option. The Australian NCAP tested the Suzuki APV and found gave it a three-star rating. We believe Suzuki could have at least given dual airbags as well as ABS as standard in the APV.

Verdict

If you’re in the market for an affordable MPV, there is nothing that can match the reliability as well as the efficiency of the Suzuki APV. The APV stands for all-purpose vehicle and one can use it to transport the relatives or even small goods around. There are Suzuki APV variants available right now - GA and GLX. If you look at the Suzuki APV price, then it is a bit varied. While the GA is priced at Php 588,000, the GLX comes at a premium of Php 808,000. The Utility van is priced at Php 660,000. We don’t believe Suzuki will be updating the APV anytime soon. However, given that the new crash and safety norms are closing in, they might have to discontinue the vehicle altogether. Perhaps a newer safer model might take the charm of the APV forward.

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    Mark Besid May 15, 2020 for Suzuki APV

    I had been in search for a big car wherein I can accommodate number of people, say around seven or eight at a time. So this eight seater vehicle from Suzuki brand met my requirement flawlessly. This car is operated by gasoline engine. One of the striking feature that always fascinated me is its extreme fuel efficient feature. Being a Read More

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    Michael Jan 21, 2020 for Suzuki APV

    The little Suzuki APV is starting to show its age a bit but it is still one the most affordable vans currently available. The APV is a no-nonsense machine, you get all the basics and nothing fancy. This is fine by me, I am not really into fancy features since I will most probably never use them much anyway. My Read More

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    Marjohn Oct 16, 2019 for Suzuki APV

    I needed a seven or eight seater van for commercial purpose. In fact growth of my business was very much dependant on that. Finally after talking to many I got to know about this very elegant Suzuki APV . This car drew my attention on the very first day I had a glimpse of this. This car is a subcompact Read More

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    Erap Sep 27, 2018 for Suzuki APV

    It was finally time to go for a road trip with my family after the long hectic year. I am a tourist guide and almost my year goes by in taking people to various places and I hardly get time for my family. But, at the end of the year, I make it sure to take my family on a Read More

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    Seth Aug 07, 2018 for Suzuki APV

    was looking for a purposeful budget van when I heard of the Suzuki APV from a few friends. After going for a test run at the showroom, I immediately made up my mind and decided that I will go for the Suzuki APV which has a great old-school charm to itself. The looks are appealing to the eyes with no Read More

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    Kyla Mar 27, 2018 for Suzuki APV

    Recently, I bought the Suzuki APV GA M/T and I guess I am pretty satisfied with it. I can easily carry ample amount of luggage while outing as boot space (trunk) is quite large. The vehicle in chills in like no time, probably due to the dual air conditioner system. Driving the car on the highway is pretty enjoyable, thanks Read More

Suzuki APV FAQ

What are the Safety Features Available in Suzuki APV?

The safety features available in Suzuki APV Below:

Feature Value
Driver Airbag Yes
Passenger Airbag Yes
Side Airbag-Front No
Child Safety Locks Yes
Side Airbag-Rear No
Anti-Lock Braking System Yes
Rear Seat Belts Yes
Seat Belt Warning Yes
Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts No
Parking Sensors Yes
Crash Sensor Yes
Front Impact Beams Yes
Side Impact Beams Yes
Door Ajar Warning Yes
Traction Control No
Engine Check Warning Yes
What are the Dimensions of Suzuki APV?

Below are the Dimensions of Suzuki APV:

Feature Value
Cargo Volume 714 L
Seating Capacity 8 seats
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 46 L
Wheel Base 2625 mm
Front Tread 1435 mm
Rear Tread 1435 mm
No Of Doors 5
Gross Weight 1950 kg
Height 1865 mm
Ground Clearance 180 mm
Length 4155 mm
Width 1655 mm
Kerb Weight 1210 kg
What is the Engine Capacity of Suzuki APV?

Suzuki APV comes with 2 variants. The Top variant GLX 1.6L MT:

Engine Specification
Engine 1590 cc
Power 91 hp

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