Suzuki APV 2018 Philippines: Price, Specs review, Interior, Exterior

Apr 26, 2018
Editor's rating 3.0
User's rating 3.8
  • Table of contents
  • 1. Suzuki APV 2018 Philippines Review: Introduction
  • 2. Suzuki APV 2018 Exterior
  • 3. Suzuki APV 2018 Interior
  • 4. Suzuki APV 2018 Philippines: Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • 5. Suzuki APV 2018 Philippines Price
  • 6. Suzuki APV 2018 Specs
  • 7. Suzuki APV 2018 Philippines: Verdict
If you’re hunting for a good van, the Suzuki APV 2018 Philippines promises to be right up your street with a sedate look, a roomy cabin and an efficient engine.

1. Suzuki APV 2018 Philippines Review: Introduction

First bombarded in 2005, the Suzuki APV has come a long way and played important part in the growth of Suzuki in local market. When compared to the cars available in van segment, the APV is more stylish and versatile. In the Philippines, the APV is offered in three variants: GA, GLX and SGX. Despite some distinction in features, all the trims packs the same 1.6L engine providing enough power to make the big van run smoothly on the road. To learn more about this people commuter, keep reading our Suzuki APV Philippines review by Philkotse.com.

Suzuki APV 2018 Philippines on the road

The Suzuki APV has come a long way and has played important part in the growth of Suzuki in local market

Suzuki APV Philippines review

2. Suzuki APV 2018 Exterior

The Suzuki APV exterior is up-to-date and elegant. Although the structure and features do not boast anything newer than a usual van, the APV is decked with glossy body lines on its façade and sides that make it a real Suzuki.

Overall, the 2018 APV is boxy and robust with moderately raised headlights. The V-shaped front radiator grille also emanates the simplicity and functionality which go well with its body style.

2018 Suzuki APV exterior

The Suzuki APV exterior is up-to-date and elegant

2018 Suzuki APV exterior

The APV is decked with glossy body lines on its façade and sides that make it a real Suzuki

Making the van move is a set of 14-inch steel wheels (in the GA trim) and larger 15-inch alloys (in the GLX and SGX), adding stability and sportiness.

Speaking of dimensions, the entry-level APV measures 4,155 mm long, 1,655 mm wide and 1,865 mm in height. Meanwhile, higher-end models are 75 mm longer. All variants have a long wheelbase of 2,625 mm and a 180 mm ground clearance.

2018 Suzuki APV exterior

Overall, the 2018 Suzuki APV exterior is boxy and robust

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3. Suzuki APV 2018 Interior

Opening the door, slipping inside the cabin and you’ll find cavernous space for seven occupants. These seven seats are well arranged in three rows to offer decent passage for the passengers.

The 2018 Suzuki APV interior looks good with light-colored quality upholstery. That look is further enhanced by the dash made of soft plastic and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. It’s free from doubt that your whole family will feel the peace and supreme warmth while enjoying trips with this companion.

Suzuki APV interior

Opening the door, slipping inside the cabin and you’ll find cavernous space for seven occupant

Suzuki APV interior

These seven seats are well arranged in three rows to offer decent passage for the passengers

Being a van and the APV’s boot space is decidedly sizable. With the second and third rows folded, you can get a “grotto” of up to 3,400L to store stuff.

What’s more, dual aircon will cool all the passengers during every ride while the infotainment system comprising AM/FM sound system and CD player is responsible for keeping them entertained. USB and Aux connectivity are likewise at your fingertips.

Suzuki APV 2018 boot space

Being a van and the APV’s boot space is decidedly sizable

Suzuki APV interior

The infotainment system comprising AM/FM sound system and CD player is responsible for keeping you entertained

4. Suzuki APV 2018 Philippines: Engine & Fuel Consumption

As stated earlier, the easy-to-drive Suzuki APV 2018 is propelled by a 1.6L SOHC power plant with multi-function injection to give emphasis to its overall performance and efficiency. The engine is light and compact that maintains low friction for better performance, low carbon emission and decent fuel economy. It can eke out total output of 91 horsepower at 5,750 rpm and a peak torque of 127 at 2,500 rpm and it comes paired with a 5-speed manual transmission and a 4-speed automatic to intensify driving efficiency.

Suzuki APV 2018 engine

The easy-to-drive Suzuki APV 2018 is propelled by a 1.6L SOHC power plant

As for the acceleration, the van is well capable of whirring from the standstill to 100 km/h within 17.8 seconds before topping out 140 km/h. The Suzuki APV is very fuel-efficient. It sips fuel at around 8.9L/100km on combined driveways.

Suzuki APV 2018 on the road

The engine maintains low friction for better performance, low carbon emission and decent fuel economy

5. Suzuki APV 2018 Philippines Price

Despite the excise taxes, the APV price only increases by P30,000 for the mid-range and top-spec model, while the pricing for entry-level variant stays unchanged. In particular, for 2018, the Suzuki APV cost goes from P588,000 to P660,000. There’s no denying that this is one of the most affordable vans in the market today.

Suzuki APV Price Philippines 2018
 Model Price 
Suzuki APV GA 1.6L MT MC P588,000
Suzuki APV GLX 1.6L MT MC P808,000
Suzuki APV Utility Van SGX P660,000

>>> Get to the most updated price page of the Suzuki APV

Suzuki APV 2018 and family

The APV is one of the most affordable vans in the market today

6. Suzuki APV 2018 Specs

Suzuki APV 2018 Philippines Specs
  GA GLX SGX
Dimensions
Length 4,155 mm 4,230 mm
Width 1,655 mm
Height 1,865 mm
Wheelbase 2,625 mm
Tread (Front & Rear) 1,435 mm
Minimum Turning Radius 4.9 m
Minimum Ground Clearance 180 mm
Engine & Transmission
Engine Type G16A
Numbers of Cylinder 4
Numbers of Valves SOHC 16V
Displacement 1,590 cc
Max Output 91 hp @ 5,750 rpm
Max Torque 127 Nm @ 4,500 rpm
Fuel Distribution MPI
Transmission Type 5 MT 5 MT 4 AT
Chassis
Steering Rack & Pinion w/ Hydraulic Assist
Brakes

Front: Ventilated Disc

Rear: Leading & Trailing Drum

Front Suspension MacPherson Strut w/ Coil Spring
Rear Suspension Rigid Axle w/ Leaf Spring 3-Link Rigid Axle w/ Coil Spring
Tires 185 / 80R14 195 / 65R15
Wheels Steel Rims 15" Alloy Wheels
Spare Tire Steel Rim 15" Alloy Wheel
Capacities
Seating (Persons) 8 7
Luggage (3rd Row Seats Folded) 714 L
Fuel Tank 46 L
Weights
Curb Weight (kg) 1,210 - 1,235 1,300 - 1,340
Gross Vehicle Weight 1,950 kg
Safety Features
Seatbelts 3-pt ELR x 6 + Center Lapbelt on 2rd Row 3-pt ELR x 7
w/ Pre-tensioner, Force Limiter & Height Adjuster n/a Height Adjuster Only Standard
Airbags n/a Dual
ABS n/a Standard
Childproof Rear Door Locks n/a
Immobilizer n/a
Defogger Standard
Side Impact Beams Standard
Keyless Entry System (Remote Control) n/a Standard
Power Features
Power Windows n/a Standard
Power Door Locks n/a Standard
Power Side Mirrors n/a Standard
Audio
Audio System 1- DIN Integrated w/ AM, FM, CD, MP3, USB, & AUX
Speakers 2 6
Antenna Pillar Mounted
Steering Wheel Integrated Audio Controls n/a Standard
Instrument Panel
Tachometer Standard
Digital Clock n/a Audio System
Tripmeter Standard
Odometer Standard
Fuel Consumption Gauge n/a
Light Off Reminder Alarm n/a Standard
Key Left Reminder Alarm n/a
Driver's Seatbelt Reminder Lamp n/a

7. Suzuki APV 2018 Philippines: Verdict

All things considered, the Suzuki APV 2018 Philippines is a great people carrier featuring good-looking appearance, spacious room to spare, an efficient engine under its hood and more importantly, a competitive price tag. So whether it is for pleasure or business, you can certainly live life to the fullest and enjoy more in the APV way. To be frank, it will be better for your family than a steep Hiace or Starex. Trust us.

Suzuki APV 2018 and a man

Whether it is for pleasure or business, you can certainly live life to the fullest and enjoy more in the APV way

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Rodelo Bonilla
Rodelo Bonilla 14:51 | Feb 19, 2019
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