Suzuki trucks for sale in the Philippines
Suzuki is a Japanese automotive brand that produces a wide range of vehicles including cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles. In the Philippines it is considered the ninth largest car firm and enjoys a heath 2.4 percent market share.
While the company is mostly focused on producing passenger vehicles, particularly cars and motorcycles, it has a decent amount of commercial vehicle models spanning from light duty to heavy duty variants. One example of a light commercial vehicle manufactured by the company is the pickup truck the Suzuki Equator.
Technology and innovation
Suzuki is one of the lead developers in the area of fuel efficiency. Another aspect of vehicle design where the Japanese company excels is the advancement of its 4x4 (all-wheel drive) vehicles in which Suzuki has more than 40 years of experience. Their latest breakthrough is a technology concept called “All Grip” which promises better handling for any type of road terrain.
Part of the firm’s innovations are centered on environmental improvements, in particular lowering the emissions of their products without compromising their fuel efficiency. One of its stalwarts is the Suzuki hybrid the Swift Range Extender, an electric vehicle equipped with a motor, battery and engine-driven generator.
Popular Suzuki truck models
Suzuki is known to produce commercial vehicles that usually share their van and pickup platforms. In the country it is known for producing small multipurpose vehicles with single cabins and flatbeds called multicabs. While they are similar to pickup trucks, at least in function, they are much cheaper and have a no frills design. Among the brand’s more popular models are:
The Suzuki Big Eye is a kei (Japanese for small) van or pickup which got its name thanks to its rather large headlights. The Big Eye features a slightly angled front fascia along its windshield and criss-crossed scoop bumpers.
Some of the brand’s vehicles can also be modified such as the Suzuki Aluminum Van, a light weight truck which has an enclosed aluminium box cargo area. This vehicle is usually used in delivering products.
The Suzuki Carry is a kei truck that can be used for delivery purposes. Now in its eleventh generation beginning in 2002, the 4-door Carry van is mated with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission.
Another model from a long line of microvans is the Suzuki Scrum, which shares the same platform as the Carry. In appearance, it has the same shape, but of different ride height and dimensions.
Availability of Suzuki in the Philippines
Suzuki Philippines is the official importer and distributor of Suzuki products in the country. The company does not officially sell brand new commercial vehicles in the Philippines.
Interesting facts about Suzuki
Suzuki’s resounding slogan is “way of life.” The company was founded in 1909 by Michio Suzuki and started out as a loom weaving machine manufacturer. It began venturing into creating automobiles in 1937 to address the increasing demands of motorized vehicles.