Suzuki APV, the multi-purpose vehicle series by Suzuki started in the year 2004 launched its first vehicle in the name of Suzuki APV Luxury. Thereafter, other vehicles came in front; APV Arena, Suzuki APV and Mega Carry. Styling of these vehicles are done by Japanese designers and are assembled in Indonesia at Indomobil Suzuki International. Suzuki APV Luxury available for occupants is packed in a 1.5-litre engine and offers plenty of boot space to laden heavy cargo weights.
This compact MPV is packed in 1.5-litre (1493 cc) G15A engine that churns out an upright power output of 103 hp at 6000 rpm along with the peak torque of 126 Nm at 3000 rpm. This engine delivers fuel consumption of 8.9 l/100km driving in standard condition. Coupled with 5-speed manual transmission and 4-speed automatic transmission, it offers you a choice to select the trim you want. With 1.5-litre engine manual transmission, the top speed of the vehicle is 165 km/h.
Suzuki APV Luxury is a full size MPV designed in elegant exterior structure and added special detailing. The complete layout of the car is presented in proportions: 4300mm x 1690mm x 1866mm (L x W x H) along with the wheelbase of 2625mm. The new design of the exterior, starts off in small bonnet size, bumper integrated double layered radiator grille made in chrome-finish running parallel into headlamps, lower side of the bumper houses fog lamps above which LED running lights are equipped. Side mirrors and door handles are kept differently in chrome finish, same is the color of the rims. Wheels come fitted in the sizes 15-inch or 17-inch, with the complete tire size 195/65 R15 or 215/50 R17 respectively.
Interiors of Suzuki APV Luxury offers ample space to all its occupants seating in the 3 row seating arrangement. The seats are also luxurious and comfortable. The most striking feature of this MPV is its cargo hauling capacity, with 2nd row and 3rd row seats folded flat to the surface, boot cabin space becomes about 3400-litres. Besides this, cockpit is designed with gear shifting lever in black color, silver-finish stereo & air conditioning panel, door handles with automatic functioning switches, dashboard mini compartment and much more. 2-speaker audio system with MP3 player, CD player, USB and aux-in jack is provided to play music inside.
Talking about safety and handling aspect, on the front it comes fitted with ventilated discs and on the rear wheels with leading and trailing drums. Furthermore, McPherson strut with coil springs front suspension on front axle and 3-link rigid axle with coil springs comes packed on the rear axle that absorbs shock waves and offers you a smooth ride. The minimum turning radius of this vehicle is 4.9 meters that gives you a fair idea about the maneuverability of this MPV in confined spaces. New inside mirror with monitor wears a camera that will keep you aware about the vehicles moving around so that you can keep the minimum distance necessary to avoid fatality.
Suzuki APV luxury offers you space with luxury, but that's pretty much it. Inferior ride quality and interior materials snatches away the top notch feel it could have offered.