Suzuki APV

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Suzuki APV
Suzuki APV (first generation) (front), Serdang.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerSuzuki Indomobil Motor
Also calledSuzuki APV Arena (Indonesia)
Mitsubishi Maven
ProductionMarch 2004–present
AssemblyBekasi, Indonesia Pune, India
Body and chassis
ClassCompact MPV
Compact van/pickup truck
Body style5-door station wagon
2-door pickup truck
LayoutMR layout
PlatformLadder Frame
RelatedSuzuki Karimun
Powertrain
EngineG15A (1493 cc), G16A (1,590 cc) 16 valve MPi Inline 4, 92 bhp (69 kW) and 127 N·m
Transmission5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,625 mm (103.3 in)
Length4,230 mm (166.5 in)
Width1,655 mm (65.2 in)
Height1,855 mm (73.0 in)
Curb weight1,270 kg (2,800 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorSuzuki Carry
Suzuki Every

Suzuki APV (All Purpose Vehicle) is a compact MPV designed by Suzuki in Japan and assembled in Indonesia by PT. Indomobil Suzuki International (a subsidiary of Suzuki). It is powered by a 1.5 liter or 1.6 inline-4 engine delivering 92 hp.

In November 2007, Suzuki released the improved APV named APV Arena (APV Type II in some countries). It offers more luxurious features with the Luxury/SGX type as the flagships (captain seat version). Not just doing some facelift in exterior but also the interior is changed as well an improvement in engine performance.

The APVs are exported to countries like Australia, Algeria, Bolivia, Chile, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Pakistan, Sudan, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago and the Philippines.

The pickup truck version, called Suzuki Mega Carry, was launched in Indonesia in 2011, six years after Suzuki IndoMobil Motor started exported to many countries in 2005.

Types[edit]

Suzuki APV Luxury[edit]

The luxury variant of Suzuki APV was launched in March 2009 with two tire size options, 15" and 17". It was facelifted in September 2014. Available in 5 speed manual transmission and 4 speed automatic transmission.

Suzuki APV Arena[edit]

The facelift version of APV, the APV Arena was launched in November 2007, replacing the original APVs. Available in three types, SGX, GX and GL. Also available in 5 speed manual transmission and 4 speed automatic transmission.

Suzuki APV[edit]

Suzuki APV

The original Suzuki APV was launched in March 2004, at that time was available in three types, GX, GL and GA. It is still currently available in three types with standard variations, GA, GE and Blind Van. No automatic transmission offered for this type.

Mega Carry[edit]

The Mega Carry, the pick-up version of Suzuki APV, was launched in 2011, available in three types, Box, Standard and Xtra Flat Deck. Only offered with manual transmission.

Safety[edit]

From early 2017 onwards the APV's were outfitted with dual airbags for the Indonesian market. It still lacks ABS and dual airbags for the Mega Carry version and only supports seat belts for the driver and front seat passenger.

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