Thursday, July 05, 2007

CBU Suzuki Swift Sport a steal at RM75,888

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Update 9 July 2007: No thanks to The Edge's inaccuracy when it comes to the exact names of Suzuki's models... the RM75,888 model is actually the Swift 1.5 AT Premier, not the Swift Sport 1.6 where both the car and its price will only be available in August. Refer to www.suzuki.net.my
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RM75,888 for a JWRC homologated CBU Suzuki Swift Sport (specs-only review here) sounds like a damn good deal. Considering you're practically confined to the Toyota Vios, Honda City and a motley assortment of Protons, Peroduas, Nazas, Kias and Hyundais at that price range.

God have mercy on those who dived in early and picked up the SS from parallel importers at over RM100,000. And with no warranty as well. Sucks to be you, guys.

Well, well, well... I've figured out what my next car's gonna be.

Suzuki targets to sell 300 Swifts a month
by Surin Murugiah (05-07-2007 The Edge)

DRB-Hicom Bhd's wholly owned subsidiary Suzuki Malaysia Automobile Sdn Bhd is targeting to sell 300 units of its locally assembled Suzuki Swift (Swift) model a month, said its chief executive officer Bastamam Hamzah.

The Swift, priced at RM69,888 on-the-road without insurance, is the first model to be produced at Suzuki Malaysia's RM20 million robotic welding line based at the Automotive Manufacturers Sdn Bhd's Malaysia plant in Pekan, Pahang.

Suzuki Malaysia yesterday also officially launched the fully imported Suzuki Swift Sport premier priced at RM75,888 on-the-road without insurance.

"We are the first automotive company in the non-national category for small volume production to adopt this robotic welding technology and we aim to produce an initial monthly production of 300 units," said Bastamam. He said the company had been developing the Swift over the last one and a half years, adding that at RM69,888, it was an attractive proposition for young executives and professional women.

Bastamam said Suzuki Malaysia's decision to locally assemble the Swift reflected its intention to make Suzuki a household brand in the country.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Heya sean...

http://www.kennysia.com/archives/2007/07/transformers_ma.php

something to start your weekend with... err.. I still dont have your email man...

Cheers
Tim


p/s: Great thoughts man...when u getting the swift ?? Can I join for the test drive too...

seantang said...

Thanks Tim.

Are you still on your hp number xxxx4284? If you are, I'll sms you.

Swifty said...

Too bad Suzuki doesn't have bigger saloon models, or else it can join the Vios/City/Latio fight, and possibly even steal some sales away from the Waja.

seantang said...

There was the Swift sedan which was too fugly and boxy for its own good.

But they do now have the SX4. It's almost a MPV type thing like the Myvi but Suzuki is entering a works SX4 into WRC - so it's not quite the normal roly-poly people carrier. And you can look forward to a WRC homologated SX4 which should be 280hp and 4WD like the Evo and WRX.

Check it out here:
Singapore MotorShow 2006 - The Review & the Cars

Trish Stratus said...

Very amazing car. I love it!