Suzuki previews the all-new Dzire


Set to be launched later this year, the all-new Suzuki Dzire made an appearance at the 2018 Manila International Auto Show.

The Dzire, which has dropped its “Swift” moniker, measures 3,995mm long, 1,735mm wide and 1,515mm tall. It will be powered by a 1.2-liter gasoline engine and will feature the Auto Gear Shift (AGS) technology. AGS is an automated manual transmission, which is said to combine the benefits of a manual transmission (better fuel economy and response) with that of an automatic.

Suzuki Philippines also displayed the all-new Vitara (2017 CAGI Car of the Year awardee), Ciaz (Best Fuel Economy Rate awardee of the DOE Eco Run 2017), and the 7-seater life utility vehicle Ertiga. The Suzuki Hayabusa from the Motorcycle Division and Suzuki outboards from the Marine Division were also showcased.

Ertiga influencer Kelly Misa and Vitara influencer Mikael Daez were present during the first day of the show. They were joined by the Suzuki Safety Scouts, the kiddie ambassadors of the Suzuki brand, who invited other young attendees to be part of their troop that promotes Suzuki’s road safety advocacy.