In the last few weeks, the local interwebs have been abound with insider info regarding two upcoming models from Suzuki Philippines: the S-Presso and the XL7.
Specs, variants and prices have been leaked by different contacts within Suzuki, and smartly too: many have been inquiring with us and with dealers as to what the new models will cost. But now, we can officially cite the prices of the two new vehicles from Suzuki Philippines, a company that's been experiencing a very strong surge in sales following the success of the Vitara, Ertiga, and Jimny.
The first new Suzuki model is the S-Presso, a small but tall hatchback that will be new and most affordable model in the Suzuki line up. The company is launching only one version of it: the 2020 Suzuki S-Presso GL M/T, and they're pricing it at PhP 518,000.
As expected, the funky-looking crossover-ish model will have a 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine that makes 67 PS, a 5-speed manual as the sole gearbox option, and crucially about 180mm of ground clearance. Suzuki Philippines hasn't released the full specifications yet, but interestingly they're offering a PhP 15,000 discount for customers that place a PhP 5,000 reservation up until March 18.
The second model is the XL7, which is essentially the SUV-inspired variant (complete with black cladding and accents) of the seven-seater Ertiga multipurpose vehicle. Just like the S-Presso, Suzuki Philippines is launching just one variant: the 2020 Suzuki XL7 GLX A/T at PhP 1,068,000.
Suzuki hasn't updated the brochure list yet, but they did say the Indonesian-made XL7 will have the 1.5-liter K15B engine (the same as the Ertiga), a 4-speed automatic, and 153 liters of space with all seats up. The vehicle uses a new platform shared with the Ertiga that uses high strength steel and a versatile interior with multiple configurations.
Given that the full specifications have not been released, we can't be sure what it has. We can, however, logically extrapolate that the XL7 GLX will have similar features to the Ertiga GLX like the 10” multimedia touchscreen, 6 speakers, ABS, push button ignition system, and more. The key differences between the Ertiga and the XL7 is ground clearance; sources say that the XL7 has 200mm of clearance versus the Ertiga's 180mm.
Like the S-Presso, there's a discount for early birds who want to reserve an XL7; if you place a PhP 5,000 reservation fee until March 18, you can avail of a PhP 30,000 discount for the XL7.
What do you think of these two new models from Suzuki Philippines?