Suzuki APV 2018 - a front engine front wheel drive MPV was released to replace the outgoing Suzuki Every. It is also known as the Suzuki APV Arene and the Mitsubishi Maven in other regions of the world (because the APV was also sold by Mitsubishi Motors in Indonesia). To know more about this van, keep reading our Suzuki APV 2018 Philippines review by Philcarreview.com.
In the Philippines, the Suzuki APV 2018 is available in three variants: GA, GLX and SGX.
Suzuki APV 2018 Philippines: Price and Variants available
Suzuki APV Price Philippines 2018
Suzuki APV GA 1.6L MT MC
Suzuki APV GLX 1.6L MT MC
Suzuki APV Utility Van SGX
2018 Suzuki APV Exterior Review: Boxy and Elegant
The overall exterior of the Suzuki APV 2018 has a quite boxy design typical of a MPV from a Japanese manufacturer. The front end houses a rectangular grille with dual chrome accents, trapezium side swept headlights, large rectangular air intake and standard circular fog lights. A standard case tailgate and rectangular stacked taillights are placed in the rear end.
A lot of 14-inch steel wheels (in the GA trim) and bigger 15-inch alloys (in the GLX and SGX) help this model moving, including solidness and sportiness. Talking about measurements, the passage level APV measures 4,155 mm long, 1,655 mm wide and 1,865 mm in height. Better quality models are 75 mm longer. All variations have a long wheelbase of 2,625 mm and a 180 mm ground clearance.
2018 Suzuki APV Interior Review: As spacious as possible
The overall interior of the 2018Suzuki APV provides a good space for an MPV with just enough comfort. Standard features in the car include air conditioning, 4-speaker 2 tweeter stereo speaker system, power steering, power windows, power lock doors and a tachometer. The interior of this model combines black and beige plastic. The car seat system is covered in beige fabric.
Inside the cabin space is spacious enough for 7 people. These seven seats are streamlined in 3 rows to provide wide aisle for passengers. Being a van and the APV's boot space is strongly sizable. With the second and third lines collapsed, you can get a "grotto" of up to 3,400L to store stuff.
Engine & Performance of Suzuki APV 2018
Powering all the variants of the 2018 APV is a 1.6-liter SOHC gasoline engine which produces 91hp and 127Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission sends power to the rear wheels. However, many owners say that they need a 6th gear because doing 3500rpm on the freeway at 100kmp/h is too high it should be in sixth gear doing 2750rpm
The engine is light and compact that maintains low carbon emission, decent fuel economy and low friction for better performance.
2018 Suzuki APV Key Specs
2018 Suzuki APV 1.6 Type II GLX
2018 Suzuki APV 1.6 Utility Van
2018 Suzuki APV 1.6 GA
Silver, Magenta, Black
Fuel Tank Capacity
Rear-Wheel Drive - RWD
4230 x 1655 x 1865
4155 x 1655 x 1855
No. of Airbags
2018 Suzuki APV Review: Final recommendations
To sum it up, the Suzuki APV 2018 Philippines is a good choice for a van with a spacious cabin, powerful and efficient engine. However, APV is a bit overpriced, has no ABS and has to compete with competitors in the same segment such as Toyota Probox, Toyota Corolla Axio Fielder, Mitsubishi Ek, the Airwave Honda and other 7 Seater cars.