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Suzuki reveal all on the new Vitara

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78965suzEver since its market launch in 1988, the Suzuki Vitara series has earned high acclaim for stylish, city oriented designs, compact and easy to manage dimensions, good on-road performance and genuine off-road capability. The series has evolved through changes in body size and powertrain.

Now, more than 25 years after the original model’s debut, the Vitara heritage is embodied in a fresh sport utility vehicle incarnation. The all-new Vitara has smaller dimensions to meet contemporary needs and incorporates Suzuki’s cutting-edge ALLGRIP four wheel drive system as an option. Advanced safety and connectivity equipment is available and Vitara also enables owners to express themselves through various personalisation options.

Specification Highlights and Pricing

A full standard equipment specification table is listed on the last pages of this release; highlights for SZ4 include seven airbags, 16-inch alloy wheels, DAB Radio with USB and Bluetooth connectivity, Cruise control with speed limiter, auto air conditioning, front and rear electric windows and projector headlamps.

SZ-T adds 17-inch silver painted alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, Smartphone link audio and navigation system.

Moving up to SZ5 adds LED Projector headlights, 17-inch polished alloy wheels, suede seat fabric, keyless entry with start button, Adaptive Cruise Control, Radar Brake Support and Panaoramic sunroof.

Model Vehicle OTR Price
1.6 DDiS SZ-T £16,999
1.6 DDiS SZ5 £19,499
1.6 DDiS SZ5 ALLGRIP £21,299
Urban Pack (for SZ-T & SZ5) £500
Rugged Pack (for SZ-T & SZ5) £500
Metallic Paint (for all models) £430
Dual-tone Paint (for SZ-T & SZ5) £800

Personalisation

From the initial development stage, Vitara was designed with personalisation in mind. Diverse exterior colours and a range of design details enable owners to specify their Vitara to their individual tastes. Customers can choose from 10 body colour possibilities that include two new colours as well as five two tone combinations. The two new colours are Atlantis Turquoise Pearl Metallic and Horizon Orange Metallic.

Several other items are available to further personalise Vitara interior and exterior trim detailing. These are:

  • Instrument panel trim (turquoise, orange, white, or piano black)
  • Ventilation louvre rings (turquoise, orange, white, or piano black)
  • Centrally located clock (CARBON or KANJI)

Available as a £500 option, owners can also further emphasise their new Vitara’s on or off-road credentials by choosing from two packages:

  • Urban package adds sophistication and consists of fog lamp bezels (chrome-plated), body-side mouldings, and a roof spoiler.
  • Rugged package emphasises SUV toughness. It consists of front and rear skid plates, fog lamp bezels, body-side mouldings, and loading edge protection.

Engines

The new Vitara is powered by the D16AA 1.6-litre DDiS engine. For the diesel engine, a new EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) system and an electronically controlled VGT (Variable Geometry Turbocharger) help achieve powerful, torquey performance together with low emissions and Euro 6. Respective engine output and torque figures are as follows:

M16A D16AA
Maximum output 120PS /6,000rpm 120PS /3,750rpm
Maximum torque 156Nm/4,400rpm 320Nm/1,750rpm

CO2 emissions

The new Vitara’s CO2 emissions are low thanks to the use of high tensile steel and other weight saving measures in the body plus an Engine Auto Stop Start system which shuts down the engine when stationary.  The CO2 emissions for the petrol engine with two wheel drive / manual transmission are 123g/km and 127g/km for the petrol engine with two-wheel drive / six-speed automatic transmission.

Four-wheel drive is typically seen as detrimental to fuel economy and emissions performance. By contrast, Suzuki’s ALLGRIP system enables CO2 emissions that are remarkably low for a four-wheel drive SUV with figures of 130g/km with five-speed manual transmission and 131g/km with six-speed automatic transmission.

The new Vitara also has outstandingly low CO2 emissions with the DDiS engine, emitting just 106g/km with two-wheel drive / six-speed manual transmission and 111g/km with four-wheel drive / six-speed manual transmission.

Safety

  • Comprehensive list of active and passive safety equipment
  • Radar Brake Support system available on SZ5 models.
  • Light, impact absorbing body; speed limiter; ESP® * (Electronic Stability Programme), and tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control for more relaxed driving available on SZ5 models.

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