It seems automakers are busy making price adjustments at the start of 2021. Toyota and Honda recently increased the prices of their vehicles. Suzuki Auto Philippines followed suit and also adjusted the SRPs on most of their models.
Beginning with the S-Presso, the smallest Suzuki in the lineup gets a PhP 5,000 increase. This means the high-riding hatchback now retails for PhP 523,000.
Moving on to the slightly bigger Celerio, the tiny hatchback gets a steep PhP 30,000 price hike on the 1.0L CVT variant – which makes it retail for PhP 628,000. That said, the 1.0L M/T version retains its original PhP 558,000 suggested retail price (SRP) from before.
Even the Swift is affected by the price hike. All variants received a PhP 20,000 mark up. The GL M/T now sells for PhP 775,000, while the GL CVT is now available for PhP 819,000.
Like the S-Presso, the 7-seater Ertiga has received a PhP 5,000 increase across every variant. The base 1.5L GA M/T's SRP is now PhP 743,000, while the 1.5 GL M/T and A/T versions have an SRP of PhP 868,000 and PhP 908,000, respectively. As for the top-spec 1.5L GLX A/T, it can be yours for PhP 998,000.
The high-riding XL7 is also a part of the automaker's recent price adjustment. From its original PhP 1,068,000 SRP, it's now selling for PhP 1,073,000 due to a PhP 5,000 price hike.
Another MPV that was not spared by the price change is the APV. Despite its age, the APV also received a PhP 5,000 increase. The base model 1.6 GA M/T is now available for PhP 593,000, while the top-spec GLX M/T is priced at PhP 813,000.
Last but not least is the Carry. It gets a similar price hike as the Celerio as all variants/body styles get a PhP 30,000 increase. The basic Cab & Chassis now retails for PhP 529,000, while the Truck version is priced at PhP 539,000. As for the Cargo Van and Utility Van, they are selling for PhP 606,000 and PhP 644,000, accordingly.
Models that were not affected by the recent price hike include the Dzire, Ciaz, Jimny, and the Vitara.
With the DTI's safeguard bonds set to take effect in the foreseeable future, some of the vehicles mentioned could become more expensive soon.