Suzuki APV

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Suzuki APV (DN)
2014 Suzuki APV Arena SGX 1.5 DN42V (20190623).jpg
Suzuki APV Arena SGX (facelift, Indonesia)
Overview
ManufacturerSuzuki
Also called
  • Suzuki Carry (pickup truck; international)
  • Suzuki Mega Carry (pickup truck; Indonesia)
  • Suzuki Super Carry Pro (pickup truck, Vietnam)
  • Mitsubishi Maven (van; Indonesia)
Production
  • August 2004[1]–present (until January 2019 for pickup truck)
  • September 2005[2]–2009 (Mitsubishi Maven)
AssemblyIndonesia: Bekasi, West Java (Tambun Plant; Suzuki Indomobil Motor)
DesignerHisanori Matsushima, Tsutomu Musashiya and Takamitsu Fukuda[3]
Body and chassis
Class
Body style
LayoutFront mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,625 mm (103 in)
Length
  • 4,155–4,230 mm (164–167 in)
  • 4,155–4,405 mm (164–173 in) (pickup truck)
Width
  • 1,655 mm (65 in)
  • 1,660–1,750 mm (65–69 in) (pickup truck)
Height
  • 1,860–1,880 mm (73–74 in)
  • 1,865 mm (73 in) (pickup truck)
Curb weight
  • 1,140–1,340 kg (2,513–2,954 lb)
  • 1,115–1,240 kg (2,458–2,734 lb) (pickup truck)
  • 1,260–1,305 kg (2,778–2,877 lb) (Mitsubishi Maven)
Chronology
Predecessor
Successor

The Suzuki APV is a minivan/light commercial vehicle designed by Suzuki in Japan and manufactured in Indonesia by Suzuki Indomobil Motor. The abbreviation "APV" is short for All Purpose Vehicle.[1] It is powered by either 1.5-liter or 1.6-liter inline-four G series engine delivering 92–105 PS (91–104 hp; 68–77 kW).

The pickup truck version is called Suzuki Mega Carry in Indonesia, Super Carry Pro in Vietnam and APV Pickup elsewhere. It was discontinued in February 2019 in favour of the international version of the Carry 1.5.[4]

The APV is exported from Indonesia in April 2005 to more than 100 countries in Southeast Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, Middle East, South Asia, North Africa and Oceania.[5] Suzuki invested JP¥ 11.5 billion to produce a targeted 70,000 units per year in Indonesia.[1]

Models[edit]

APV[edit]

The original APV was launched in September 2004,[1] initially it was available in three trim levels: A, L and X. It is still currently available in three trim levels with standard equipment as Blind Van, GA and GE. The car is only offered with 5-speed manual transmission, live axle rear suspension with leaf springs, 14" steel wheels and black colored interior.

APV Arena[edit]

In November 2007, Suzuki released the facelifted version in Indonesia named APV Arena (APV Type II in some countries). It offers more luxurious features with the SGX trim as the top-of-the-line variant (available with captain seat version). Interior is also changed as well and an improvement in engine performance. Available in three trim levels: GL, GX and SGX. Available in either 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission, live axle rear suspension with 3-link suspension plus coil springs, 15" alloy wheels and beige coloured interior.

APV Arena Luxury[edit]

The Luxury variant of the APV Arena was launched in March 2009. It is based on the Arena SGX trim with several exterior makeover. It received a facelift in September 2014 with redesigned grille, bumpers and bigger 17" alloy wheels. Available in either 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission.

Carry[edit]

The pickup truck version of the original APV was launched in April 2005 for international market. It became available for its home market in Indonesia in February 2011 as the Mega Carry and was marketed alongside the smaller Carry.[6] The truck is offered in three variants: Standard short deck, Xtra long deck and special order Box model. It is only offered with 5-speed manual transmission. The Carry/Mega Carry (and Carry Futura) sales were discontinued in February 2019 and replaced by Carry 1.5.

Mitsubishi Maven[edit]

The APV was also sold by Mitsubishi Motors in Indonesia from 2005 until 2009 as the Mitsubishi Maven.[7][2] It features minor exterior cosmetic changes, and was also built by Suzuki Indomobil Motor at their production plant.[2]

It was available in two trim levels, GLX and GLS; both powered by a 1,468 cc 4G15 SOHC four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 65 kW (87 hp; 88 PS) at 5,750 rpm and 114.7 N⋅m (84.6 lb⋅ft) of torque at 2,750 rpm. The engine was supplied by Mitsubishi's Indonesian engine production partner, PT Mitsubishi Krama Yudha Motors and Manufacturing. The engine was also used in the Colt T120SS, which in turn is a rebadged Carry Futura.[8][9]

Safety[edit]

From early 2017 onwards, the APV models in Indonesia were fitted with dual airbags. It is available as standard safety equipment in selected markets, but still lacks of ABS. For the Mega Carry version, it is only available with three-point seat belts.

ASEAN NCAP 2017 Suzuki Carry:[10]
Vehicle Category SMALL TRUCK
Number Of Airbag 0
Score Rating
Overall 17.14/100.00
Adult Occupant Protection 9.25/36.00
Frontal Impact 9.25/16.00
Side Impact -
Head Protection Technology -
Child Occupant Protection - -
Frontal Impact - Not Assessed
Side Impact -
Safety Assist -
Effective Braking & Avoidance -
Seatbelt Reminders -
Blind Spot Technology -
Advanced SATs -
ANCAP 2008 Suzuki APV[11]
ANCAP Safety Rating
Frontal Offset 7.54/16
Side Impact 16.00/16
Pole Not Assessed
Whiplash Protection Not Assessed
Pedestrian Protection Marginal
ESC Not Available
Seat Belt Reminders 0.0/3
Overall Score 23.54/37
Rating Year/Datestamp: 2008
Airbags Dual Frontal

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Indomobil Suzuki International (ISI) Starts Production of All Purpose Vehicle (APV)". Global Suzuki (Press release). 23 July 2004.
  2. ^ a b c "Suzuki supplies APV for Mitsubishi Motors Corporation on OEM agreement in Indonesia". Global Suzuki (Press release). 9 September 2005.
  3. ^ "Design 200414330 - Registration 300679". search.ipaustralia.gov.au. Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  4. ^ BeritaSatu.com. "SIS Hentikan Produksi Suzuki Mega Carry dan Carry Futura" [SIS Stops Production of Suzuki Mega Carry and Carry Futura]. beritasatu.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2021-05-31.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "Suzuki Starts Export of All Purpose Vehicle "APV" from Indonesia". Global Suzuki (Press release). 19 April 2005.
  6. ^ "Suzuki Luncurkan APV Pikap, Mega Carry". Detik Oto (in Indonesian). 2 February 2011.
  7. ^ "Mitsubishi Motors announces new multi-purpose vehicle for Indonesian market, OEM-supplied by Suzuki", Mitsubishi-Motors.com press release, September 15, 2005
  8. ^ "Mitsubishi Maven, bodi Suzuki APV bermesin Mitsubishi Colt T120SS" [Mitsubishi Maven, Suzuki APV body with Mitsubishi Colt T120SS engine]. otoseken.gridoto.com (in Indonesian).
  9. ^ "Review Mitsubishi Maven 2005, Sebuah usaha Pertama Menjegal Toyota Avanza" [2005 Mitsubishi Maven review, first attempt to tackle Toyota Avanza]. cintamobil.com (in Indonesian). 27 February 2019.
  10. ^ "SUZUKI CARRY". Aseancap. 2017-12-19. Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  11. ^ "Suzuki APV (2007 – 2017)". ANCAP. Retrieved 2 May 2021.

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