As the result of the new CBU and CKD car tax structure and gazetted CBU pricelist under the new National Automotive Policy, prices for the CBU Suzuki Swift and CBU Suzuki APV have gone up. To make up for the price increase, Suzuki has added bodykits as standard options for both the Swift and APV. The price for the Suzuki Grand Vitara remains the same. Here’s the new prices.

Model Name Old Price New Price
Suzuki Swift 1.5 (A) RM81,779 RM87,279
Suzuki Swift 1.5 (A) Premier RM86,279 RM91,779
Suzuki APV 1.6 (M) RM63,187 RM66,687
Suzuki APV 1.6 (M) Premier RM70,487
Suzuki APV 1.6 (A) RM71,187 RM74,687
Suzuki APV 1.6 (A)) Premier RM79,187
Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.0 (A) RM139,888 RM139,888

The price of the Suzuki Swift 1.5 (A) baseline without leather seats and tinting has actually gone up by quite a bit, but don’t worry as manufacturing of CKD Suzuki Swift cars is expected to begin in 2007. Tax on CKD cars are not as high as CBU cars, so you will be able to enjoy a cheaper but locally assembled Suzuki Swift next year.