Suzuki is the latest carmaker to reveal its updated 2018 prices, and those planning to buy the all-new Vitara aren't going to be too happy with what they see.
Both the Vitara GL+ and GLX saw a P50,000 increase in price, with each now costing P988,000 and P1,098,000, respectively. On the bright side, the subcompact crossover's base GL variant (which wasn't available at launch) can be had for P913,000. Not bad.
Also of note is the Jimny, with both its JLX automatic and manual variants seeing a relatively minor price jump. The tiny Japanese off-roader is now P20,000 more expensive than before.
Suzuki Philippines says that not all of its vehicles will see an immediate increase in cost, as the excise tax adjustments will not apply to existing 2017 stock. Actually there are still a lot of models that can be had at 2017 rates, so if you're looking to buy you might want to inquire while supplies last.
Almost every major carmaker in the country has come out with a new set of price tags because of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law. And from what we've seen, the doomsday scenarios have not come true yet.
What's your take on Suzuki's prices?
|Variant||2017 Price (Peso)||2018 Price (Peso)|
|1.6 GA MT||588,000||588,000|
|1.6 GLX MT||778,000||808,000|
|1.6 UV MT||630,000||630,000|
|1.0 GL MT||538,000||538,000|
|1.0 GL CVT||569,000||569,000|
|1.4 GL MT||748,000||748,000|
|1.4 GL AT||785,000||785,000|
|1.4 GLX AT||898,000||898,000|
|Cargo Van MT||529,000||529,000|
|Jeepney Body MT||550,000||550,000|
|Utility Van MT||565,000||580,000|
|1.2 MT W/NAVI||658,000||658,000|
|1.2 AT W/NAVI||698,000||698,000|