The new Suzuki Swift Sports ZC33S is definitely an eye catcher. With the TURBO-CHARGED K14C engine and it’s sheer light weight, it would definitely be something to be placed on the watchlist for the new generation of pocket rockets. Also, what’s there to hate about the new hot hatch design?! It even got the Best Design Award (no kidding)! With the ZC33S arriving soon on the shores of Singapore, HKS Japan has already laid down a plethora of accessories and aftermarket parts to complement your purchase. HKS Japan has also prepared a swift fair in that celebrated the release of the Swift Sports and also has given the “Designation” of “TRB-04” (HKS TRB-04 ZC33S as shown in the picture above) to the car that will represent HKS Premium Day 2018 as well. In fact, the whole of Japan is preparing for grand entry of the new Swift Sports. The 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon presented the JDM’s flagship cars such as the GTRs and NSX and among these beasts stood the Swift Sports. Let’s face it, it has been a while since any of the Japanese Car manufacturers actually created an affordable sports car that garnered such an overwhelming response and attention from the general public. Suzuki, you have really outdone yourself this round.
Garage R Singapore has set up a Facebook Community for the ZC33S and also a website just to keep people in the loop about the latest updates and news regarding the car. Also, Garage R Singapore has also concluded a Soft Launch in February for the ZC33S. Therein, Garage R Singapore also played host to the Swifters Sg Community who arrived in SPECTACULAR FASHION with their pimped up ZC31S, ZC32S, etc. This is all for the anticipated release of the ZC33S and Garage R Singapore would like to make sure that the ZC33S will manage to get its fair share of “glitz and glamour” in Singapore.
THE QUESTION MARK???
We get it, you guys are interested, but yet there is so much uncertainty when it comes to the confirmed car price. With COE dropping in the recent weeks, and also the HUGE QUESTION MARK on the VES tax that the government has started this year, people are ultimately concerned about the final price. As for now, the ball is in the government’s court. The cars will have to undergo VES testing, and it will only be till then, that we know the final price of the ZC33S after factoring it in. As for now, there will be several batches of the Swifts coming in, and for those who have placed their deposits, you guys are the lucky ones who have managed to secure the first batch of ZC33S.
We are thankful for those who have placed the deposits because it was definitely not an easy decision to make, especially since the final price of the ZC33S is not confirmed. And also, we would like to highlight that while there is definitely a QUESTION MARK, there is an estimated price that we have given to customers ($120,000).
For example, this is our breakdown for a Manual. And TAKE NOTE, this would be us being more cautious with the pricing less we over quote. After all, it is better to “PREPARE FOR THE WORSE CASE SCENARIO”.
<<DISCLAIMER! THIS IS AN ESTIMATED AMOUNT TO SHOW THE INDIVIDUAL COSTINGS FOR THE CAR. >>
Manual Car Price: $58,800
VES Max Surchage: $20,000
COE June/ July: $41,000
Well, if you add that up, it will be an approximate $120,000. One thing is for sure, we are making speculations for VES and COE in June/ July. WHO KNOWS? There might not even be a VES surcharge! Or, the VES surcharge might only be $10,000! Immediately, we are looking at $100,000 and $110,000 respectively for total car price. Also, COE is at a current $37,605. We are being cautious to assume that by June/ July, the COE will increase to $41,000.
We are 100% transparent about our “estimated quote of $120,000” to the customers. After all, those who have placed the deposits of $2,000 are those who are comfortable with paying an approximate $120,000 for the car.
Hopefully this breakdown will be able to give everyone a better estimate on the total car price as for now in June/ July. We are hoping that the COE remains low and that the VES band will not be at a maximum of $20,000. If this keeps up, we can all look forward to this EXTREMELY AFFORDABLE HOT HATCH to hit the roads in June/ July.