Are you a fan of Suzuki? Here are 10 Best Suzuki Cars to Buy in Kenya

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  1. Suzuki Escudo

Depending on the market, the Suzuki Escudo is also referred to as Suzuki Vitara, Geo Tracker, GMC Tracker, and Suzuki Grand Vitara. Despite the different names, it’s the same platform and technology. The Escudo is classified as a compact SUV that came into the market in 1988 and quickly made a name for itself as a capable off-road vehicle. It was a pioneer in this category which was introduced to offer the comfort of a passenger car that most 4×4’s of the day lacked. The Suzuki Escudo became a popular choice due to its comfort, fuel economy, 4×4 capability and an affordable price point.

2020 Suzuki Escudo Kenya

Suzuki Escudo

  1. Suzuki Jimny

The Suzuki Jimny is a mini SUV that bears a close resemblance to the Land Rover Defender and the Mercedes G-Wagon. It has seen worldwide success selling over 2 million units since its release in 1970. The Jimny offers a unique combination of a full-fledged off-road vehicle and a passenger car which led to its popularity. Additionally, its lightweight body with a rigid suspension and wide tires really boost the car’s performance and general driving experience.

Suzuki Jimny 4x4

Suzuki Jimny

  1. Suzuki SX4

The Suzuki SX4 was developed by a collaborative effort between the Japanese manufacturer Suzuki and Fiat, an Italian car manufacturer. As such, the SX4 comes with the luxuries of a European car and the affordability of a Japanese car. It’s alternatively known as the SX4 S-CROSS and SX4-CROSSOVER in various markets. It has been in production since 2006 and is available both a saloon and a hatchback. It joined Suzuki’s lineup of compact SUVs that include the Escudo and Jimny.

2020 Suzuki SX4 Kenya

Suzuki SX4 S-CROSS

  1. Suzuki Solio

The Suzuki Solio is another MPV from the Japanese manufacturer Suzuki. It’s derived from the Suzuki Wagon R and has been in production since 1999. It has a more sophisticated look compared to the Suzuki Every. However, they share some similarities such as the boxy exterior design.

Suzuki Solio Kenya

Suzuki Solio 3rd Generation

  1. Suzuki Wagon R

The Suzuki Wagon R is a small van that has been in production since 1993. It’s one of the spacious microvans in the market which has made it one of the best-selling cars in the Kei car category. In addition, it provides decent performance with a top speed of 145km/h thanks to the 1.0L or 1.2L Petrol engines that are linked to a 4-speed automatic transmission or 5-speed manual transmission. The fuel consumption is also a big selling point for the car.

Suzuki Wagon R in Kenya

Suzuki Wagon R

  1. Suzuki Ignis

Suzuki is really focusing on the small SUVs and going by the Suzuki Ignis, there’s a lot to be excited about. It slots between the Escudo and the Hustler and it’s positioned as the successor to the original Swift. These are cars that are suited for the Kenyan market because of the excellent clearance and off-road capability. The Suzuki Ignis entered the market in 2016 and it’s not made a major entry into this market as yet but this is one car we highly recommend.

2020 Suzuki Ignis

Suzuki Ignis

  1. Suzuki Swift

The Suzuki Swift can be considered a bigger and better version of the Suzuki Alto. It has a stylish, sporty body that complements its powerful performance capabilities.  As the Kenyan market opens up to a wider variety of cars, the Swift has established itself as an affordable yet efficient hatchback that rivals the likes of Nissan March, Toyota Passo, and The Mini Cooper.

Suzuki Swift 2013

Suzuki Swift

  1. Suzuki Every

The Suzuki Every is the passenger van version of the Suzuki Carry which has been in production since 1961. It was not until 1982 that Suzuki made a clear distinction between the two cars and the Every got its own identity. This was the Suzuki Carry’s seventh generation and the Every’s first generation. Though it made its way into the Kenyan market a few years ago, this van is loved both in Japan and around the world for its large carrying capacity and great fuel economy.

2020 Suzuki Every

Suzuki Every

  1. Suzuki Carry Truck

The Suzuki Carry Truck is a small truck that is ideal for carrying light cargo. It was launched in 1961 alongside the van model which is currently known as the Suzuki Every. It offer efficiency and practicability if not better thanks to the 1.5L naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission. This gives the truck a steady performance that can keep up with its intended use of light cargo without much difficulty. Additionally, it can perform light off-road functions thanks to the 4WD options that are available in the lineup.

2020 Suzuki Carry in Kenya

Suzuki Carry Truck

  1. Suzuki Alto

The Suzuki Alto is a small vehicle with an odd shape that’s both loved and hated by many. However, what this car lacks in looks and style, it more than makes up for it in efficiency. It became popular in Kenya due to the demand from taxi-hailing apps such as Uber, Bolt, and Little. It’s great in fuel economy, affordable purchase price and decent carrying capacity which have contributed to its popularity. The Alto hasn’t yet penetrated the mainstream car market in Kenya largely due to allegations of its subpar safety features but this largely affect the Indian built model.

Suzuki Alto

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