About a month ago, Pak Suzuki unveiled the upgraded model of its popular family car, Cultus. Amid a fair bit of hype, the car received some positive reviews from the general public.
The previous Cultus car model sold over 240,000 units before it received a notable upgrade. Building on what its predecessor was known for, Cultus 2017 brings major changes in design and performance.
Suzuki revamped the looks, modernized the interior and improved the car’s performance by incorporating the latest technologies.
For those who might still not be convinced that Cultus 2017 is the best 1,000cc car from a Pakistani manufacturer, we give you 5 reasons that show why Cultus should be your go-to choice as a Pakistani car buyer.
Revamped Modern Design
From the very first look, it’s evident that the new Cultus holds no resemblance to its predecessor. It has a much bolder and modern design featuring curves and cuts like most cars from recent times. The front grill and the headlights give the car a solid character while the curves at the front and the sides are to aid aerodynamics.
The sports fog lights and alloy rims are a premium addition as well.
To top it all off, it is available in 7 color options.
Just like the exterior, the interior has been redesigned from the ground up to allow for added space and new features.
The blacklit digital-analog speedometer combo meets modern standards while the smooth rotating controls are a step up from the previous model. To make journeys more comfortable, Suzuki has insulated the noise, added adjustable side mirrors, built-in Bluetooth connectivity and more.
Despite it being narrower, the car is still spacious from the inside. There’s ample leg space and headroom for a comfy experience. You get 254 litres of boot space as well.
Suzuki made sure the seats are high and windows are larger than before to allow for more visibility in crowded city areas.
Is It the Safest Local Car?
Cultus 2017 is the safest locally manufactured car in the market thanks to the car maker’s extended focus on passenger safety and car security.
It comes with Dual Front SRS Airbags and Anti-Lock Braking System. Child locks and other such safety features are also present.
In order to safeguard your vehicle against car theft, Cultus sports keyless entry with immobilizer feature and is available across all of its variants – VXR and VXL.
Fuel Economy & Performance
One of the most prominent features of Suzuki’s cars is that they offer very good fuel economy. The old Cultus was also pretty decent when it came to performance and fuel consumption but the new model sets the bar much higher.
Cultus 2017 comes with a K Series K10B 12 valve 3 cylinder 1,000CC engine and 5 speed manual transmission with front wheel drive. Power steering and improved torque delivery make driving a pleasurable experience. The new manual transmission allows for easier gear shifts and less noise.
What’s more exciting is that the car lasts about 20km/l (kilometres per litre) on average. Post- launch research has revealed that mileage is around 16-18km/l in crowded city areas while it tops 23km/l on highways and motorways.
Suzuki Cultus 2017 goes for Rs. 1,250,000 for VXR and Rs. 1,391,000 for VXL variant. Considering the features and the long-term savings thanks to the good fuel efficiency, it certainly is a reasonable price for this family car.
Some might still consider that similar Japanese vehicles are available in the market for similar prices, but those imported vehicles are used or refurbished. Suzuki also offers 3 years (or 60,000km) of standard warranty which cannot be availed with an imported Japanese vehicle.
Pak Suzuki has confirmed with ProPakistani that it is planning to launch a Cultus 2017 variant with automatic transmission. While there is no official date for its release, it is expected to launch in the coming months.