Suzuki APV

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Suzuki APV (DN)
2014 Suzuki APV Arena SGX 1.5 DN42V (20190623).jpg
Suzuki APV Arena SGX (Indonesia)
Overview
ManufacturerSuzuki
Also calledSuzuki Carry (pickup truck, international)
Suzuki Mega Carry (pickup truck, Indonesia)
Suzuki Super Carry Pro (pickup truck, Vietnam)
Mitsubishi Maven (van, Indonesia)
Production
  • 2004–present
  • 2005–2019 (pickup truck)
  • 2005–2009 (Mitsubishi Maven)
AssemblyIndonesia: Bekasi, West Java (Suzuki Indomobil Motor)
DesignerHisanori Matsushima, Tsutomu Musashiya and Takamitsu Fukuda[1]
Body and chassis
ClassMinivan
Light commercial vehicle
Body style5-door van
5-door panel van
2-door pickup
LayoutFront mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission5-speed manual
4-speed AW03-72LE automatic (APV only)
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,625 mm (103.3 in)
Length4,155–4,230 mm (163.6–166.5 in)
4,155–4,405 mm (163.6–173.4 in) (pickup truck)
Width1,655 mm (65.2 in)
1,660–1,750 mm (65.4–68.9 in) (pickup truck)
Height1,860–1,880 mm (73.2–74.0 in)
1,865 mm (73.4 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 (a subsidiary of Suzuki). The abbreviation "APV" is short for All Purpose Vehicle. It is powered by a 1.5-liter or 1.6-liter inline-four engine delivering 92–105 PS.

The pickup truck version, called Suzuki Mega Carry in Indonesia, Super Carry Pro in Vietnam and APV Pickup elsewhere, was launched in 2011, six years after Suzuki Indomobil Motor started exported to more than 80 countries in the world from 2005. The Mega Carry was discontinued in 2019 in favor of the international version of the eleventh generation Carry.[2]

The APVs are exported to countries like Algeria, Barbados, Bolivia, Brunei, Chile, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Jamaica, Malaysia, the Middle East, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, Singapore, Sudan, Thailand, and Trinidad and Tobago. Up until 2018, it was also exported to Australia.

Models[edit]

APV[edit]

The original APV was launched in March 2004, at that time was available in three trim levels: A, L and X. It is still currently available in three trim levels with standard variations: Blind Van, GA and GE. Only offered with manual transmission, rear leaf springs suspension, 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 Luxury/SGX trim as the top-of-the-line variant (captain seat version). Not just doing some facelift in exterior but the 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, rear 3-link suspension with coil springs, 15" alloy wheels and beige colored interior.

APV Arena Luxury[edit]

The Luxury variant of the APV Arena was launched in March 2009 with two tire size options: 15" and 17". It is based on the Arena SGX trim. It received a facelift in September 2014 with redesigned grille and bumper. Available in either 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission.

Mega Carry[edit]

The Mega Carry, the pickup truck version of the original Suzuki APV, was launched in 2005 for international market, but available for Indonesian market in 2011 (even though it was locally produced by Suzuki Indomobil Motor Indonesia since 2005). Available in three variants: Box, Standard and Xtra Flat Deck. Only offered with manual transmission. The Mega Carry was discontinued in 2019 and replaced by international version of eleventh generation Suzuki Carry.

Gallery[edit]

Mitsubishi Maven[edit]

The APV was also sold by Mitsubishi Motors in Indonesia from 2005 until 2009 as the Mitsubishi Maven.[3] It features minor exterior cosmetic changes, and was also locally built by Suzuki Indomobil Motor.

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 Suzuki Carry Futura.[4][5]

Safety[edit]

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

ASEAN NCAP 2017 Suzuki Carry:[6]
Vehicle Category SMALL TRUCK
Number Of Airbag 0
Score Rating
Overall 17.14/100.00 0/5 stars
Adult Occupant Protection 9.25/36.00 1/5 stars
Frontal Impact 9.25/16.00
Side Impact -
Head Protection Technology -
Child Occupant Protection - -
Frontal Impact - Not Assessed
Side Impact -
Safety Assist - 0/5 stars
Effective Braking & Avoidance -
Seatbelt Reminders -
Blind Spot Technology -
Advanced SATs -
ANCAP 2008 Suzuki APV[7]
ANCAP Safety Rating 3/5 stars
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. ^ "Design 200414330 - Registration 300679". search.ipaustralia.gov.au. Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Mitsubishi Motors announces new multi-purpose vehicle for Indonesian market, OEM-supplied by Suzuki", Mitsubishi-Motors.com press release, September 15, 2005
  4. ^ "Mitsubishi Maven, bodi Suzuki APV bermesin Mitsubishi Colt T120SS" [Mitsubishi Maven, Suzuki APV body with Mitsubishi Colt T120SS engine]. otoseken.gridoto.com (in Indonesian).
  5. ^ "Review Mitsubishi Maven 2005, Sebuah usaha Pertama Menjegal Toyota Avanza" [2005 Mitsubishi Maven review, first attempt to tackle Toyota Avanza]. cintamobil.com (in Indonesian).
  6. ^ "SUZUKI CARRY". Aseancap. 2017-12-19. Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  7. ^ "Suzuki APV (2007 – 2017)". ANCAP. Retrieved 2 May 2021.

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