Suzuki Scrum for sale in the Philippines
The Suzuki Scrum is a series of kei (small) minivans and pickup trucks which were originally introduced in 1989 as part of the Mazda marque called Autozam. It was later rebadged by Suzuki using their own engines and was later called the Suzuki Carry.
Why buy a Suzuki Scrum?
Performance and engine specs
The Suzuki Scrum is propelled by a 0.7 liter EBD-DA16T gasoline engine which supplies 76 horsepower and 90 Nm of torque. When driven in extra-urban conditions, the Scrum is rated to have a fuel efficiency of 16 to 17 km/L. Under the same driving conditions, this commercial vehicle can reach 0-100 kilometers per hour (kph) in roughly 15 to 18 seconds and has a top speed of 90 kph.
The efficient design of the Scrum
The Suzuki Scrum has a body-on-frame construction partnered with a MacPherson strut with gas filled shock absorbers for its front suspension and a leaf spring in its rear. The Scrum has a very basic front fascia with large front windows and black plastic bumpers. It is equipped with exterior equipment such as rounded bulb type headlamps and 12-inch steel wheels.
This commercial vehicle’s utilitarian cabin is quite small and can only fit two people, including the driver. The Scrum has basic interior amenities such as fabric covered seats and an instrument panel with huge central gauges with a small indicator display. It also comes with various storage compartments, manual aircon and AM/FM radio.
What are the standout features of the Scrum?
While this vehicle is not known for its powerful engine or torque, the Scrum is very functional thanks to its cargo bed which has multiple lock features. It also has a durable body and suspension, which helps it carry up to about a ton of load.
Suzuki has equipped the Scrum with basic safety and security features like central locks, an engine immobilizer and a driver airbag.
Suzuki Scrum price
The Suzuki Scrum was not officially offered by Suzuki Philippines in their dealerships. It was usually shipped to the country as a used or second hand unit from Japan through the gray market or as a completely knockdown unit (CKD), which was then re-assembled locally. A used or second hand unit can be bought for P300,000 and below for 2010 models and older, depending on its general condition and mileage.
Many small and medium based businesses in the country have used the Suzuki Scrum in their operations. It is an easy-to-own vehicle known for its quality build and overall reliability. Locally, it has rivalled other pickups or vans such as the Mazda Bongo, the Mitsubishi L300 and the Hyundai H100.
In general, businesses that are involved in delivering products or raw materials will prefer to have the Suzuki Scrum because of its:
- Availability of spare parts
- Affordable price
- Low fuel consumption
- Decent power and torque
This vehicle got its name from the popular sport rugby where the “scrum” refers to a huddle which is a method of restarting a play.