Suzuki APV

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Suzuki APV (DN42V)
2014 Suzuki APV Arena SGX 1.5 DN42V (20190623).jpg
Suzuki APV Arena SGX (Indonesia)
Overview
ManufacturerSuzuki
Also calledMitsubishi Maven
Suzuki Mega Carry (pickup truck, Indonesia)
ProductionMarch 2004 – present
AssemblyIndonesia: Bekasi, West Java (Suzuki Indomobil Motor)
Body and chassis
ClassMinivan
Light commercial vehicle
Body style5-door van
2-door pickup truck
LayoutFront mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Powertrain
EngineG15A (1,493 cc), G16A (1,590 cc) 16-valve MPI inline-four, 92 bhp (69 kW) and 127 N·m
Transmission5-speed manual
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 Every (fourth generation)
Suzuki Carry Futura (downmarket variant)
SuccessorSuzuki Carry (eleventh generation, international) (for APV pickup/Mega Carry)

The Suzuki APV (All Purpose Vehicle) is a compact MPV designed by Suzuki in Japan and assembled in Indonesia by Suzuki Indomobil Motor (a subsidiary of Suzuki). It is powered by a 1.5-liter or 1.6-liter inline-four 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, Brunei, Chile, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Jamaica, Malaysia, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Sudan, Thailand, and Trinidad & Tobago.

The pickup truck version, called Suzuki Mega Carry, was launched in Indonesia 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.

Types[edit]

Suzuki APV[edit]

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

Suzuki APV Arena[edit]

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

Suzuki 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 was facelifted in September 2014. Available in 5-speed manual transmission and 4-speed automatic transmission.

Mega Carry[edit]

The Mega Carry, the pickup truck 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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