Manufactured by the Japanese automobile manufacturer Suzuki, Cultus is a supermini car which was introduced in 1983. It was sold under different names over the years such as Geo Metro, Chevrolet Sprint, Pontiac Firefly and Holden Barina. The car was discontinued in 2003 but remained in production in Pakistan due to its high demand.
The first-generation Suzuki Cultus had a 1.0-liter (993 cc), three-cylinder engine and was marketed under different names around the world. The car received a facelift in 1986 with coil springs instead of leaf springs and a remodeled exterior design. The first-generation Suzuki Cultus was introduced in Pakistan in the year 1989 as Suzuki Khyber.
The second-generation Suzuki Cultus was introduced in 1988. It came with new styling and four-wheel suspension. It came with the options of 1.0 liters, 1.3 liters and 1.6 liters engines and sported a fresh design.
In the year 2000, Suzuki Cultus was introduced in Pakistan by PakSuzuki motors. The car was a hatchback version of the Margalla and came with 3 Cylinder 1000cc Carbureted Engine as well as 5 Gear Manual Transmission. It came in three variants - VX, VXR and VXL and remained in production till 2007. It is considered the first-generation Suzuki Cultus in Pakistan.
In 2007, the Suzuki Cultus was revamped with a 4-cylinder EFI engine. This automatically improved the car’s fuel average and made its popularity soar. It was further improved in 2012 with a Euro II engine. This version of Cultus is considered 2nd generation Suzuki Cultus in pakistan. It remained in production till 2017.
In 2017, PakSuzuki Motors launched the third-generation Suzuki Cultus which is known as Celerio around the world. The car is available in three variants, VXR, VXL and Cultus Auto Gear Shift. Suzuki Cultus initially enjoyed high 'OWN' or 'ON' but its sales has steadily declined over the years.
Suzuki Cultus 2023 Exterior
Suzuki Cultus 2023 is a supermini car that has a compact hatchback design. The car's front comprises an angular shaped chrome grill nestled between sleek headlights. These halogen multi-reflector headlights are placed above the standard circular-shaped fog lights.
The rear end houses trapezium shaped upswept stacked tail light with a high-mount stop lamp on the rear spoiler. The Suzuki Cultus VXL also comes with electrically adjustable side mirrors. The overall exterior of cultus 2023 is unique and well proportioned.
Suzuki Cultus 2023 Interior
The interior of the Suzuki Cultus is comfortable. With a capacity of 5 passengers, the seats are covered in black coloured fabric. The five-door car has a 3-spoke, urethane-wrapped power steering wheel. The steering wheel is tilt-adjustable.
The instrument panel displays information about fuel consumption, distance to empty indication, and has a digital clock. There are warning lights for seat belt reminder, headlamp reminder, door ajar warning and low fuel warning.
The Suzuki Cultus 2023 comes with central door locking and electrically powered windows. Remote control door locks add to the security of the car. Manual air conditioning and heating is also a standard feature of the Cultus.
There are two speakers in the VXR variant and 4 in the VXL variant. The car supports Bluetooth audio, Bluetooth calling, AUX, and USB connectivity. The new Suzuki Cultus has better security features such as an immobilizer, SRS front airbags in the VXL trim, seatbelts and an anti-brake locking system (ABS).
The rear seats have the feature of a 60/40 split,, which increases boot space. The luggage area also has a shopping hook.
Suzuki Cultus Engine
The new Suzuki Cultus has a 998 1.0 liters cc 3-cylinder engine. It generates a power of 50/6,000 kW/rpm at a torque of 90/3,500 Nm/rpm.
Suzuki Cultus 2023 Mileage
Cultus has an impressive mileage of 14 km/l in the city and 18 km/l on the highway.
Suzuki Cultus Ride & Handling
The Suzuki Cultus 2023 is an excellent car for daily commute within the city. Despite its good mileage, the car also has a very responsive throttle. Even at lower gears, the engine provides ample torque smoothly. It does not get tiring while driving in heavy traffic due to its responsive engine. The engine noise is bothersome but can be ignored on short trips.
Suzuki Cultus Maintenance
Suzuki Cultus is an age-old name in the Pakistani market,, and it is locally assembled,, due to which its maintenance is very easy. Its auto parts are available throughout the country at affordable rates, and mechanics are well-aware of its workings.
Cultus 2023 Specs
998 cc 1.0 liters engine
Power - 50/6,000 kW/rpm torque - 90/3,500 Nm/rpm
5-speed manual transmission / AGS
The main competitors of the Cultus 2023 in the Pakistani market are Toyota Vitz, Toyota Passo, Suzuki Wagon R, Mitsubishi Mirage, and Kia Picanto.
With a larger seating capacity, the Suzuki Wagon R competes with Cultus. Wagon R also has a lower price than the Cultus,, but it lacks features like a tachometer, steering adjustment, keyless entry, and power door locks.
Kia Picanto is another strong competitor of Suzuki Cultus. Even though Picanto is new to the market, its feature-packed car beats Cultus at its own game. Picanto has a comfortable interior, has a rear wiper, and comes with steering switches. These extra features coupled with impressive mileage make Picanto somewhat more desirable than Cultus, even though it costs more than Cultus.
Toyota Vitz also has a solid consumer base in Pakistan. It has better torque and power output than Cultus and a larger fuel tank. Vitz also competes with Cultus due to its price.