Vitara - all new and true to old values

The smart looking and well equipped new Suzuki Vitara will drive in with an entry price of €19,995.

The smart looking and well equipped new Suzuki Vitara will drive in with an entry price of €19,995.

Since launch in 1988, the Vitara series has earned high acclaim for good on-road performance and genuine off-road capability.

Now the Vitara heritage is embodied in a fresh sport utility vehicle incarnation. The all-new Vitara comes with Suzuki’s cutting-edge ALLGRIP four wheel drive system as an option.

Advanced safety and connectivity equipment is available, and Vitara also comes with various personalisation options.

Vitara is produced at the Magyar Suzuki plant in Hungary and is currently making its market debut across Europe. Sales commence in April. It will later be exported around the world as Suzuki’s global compact SUV.

Large diameter wheels and the higher ground clearance of an SUV yield plenty of off-road capability. In addition, an optional ALLGRIP four-wheel drive system with four modes allows the driver to choose a mode to suit the road surface and driving conditions.

Your preferences

Owners can combine a range of exterior and interior standard and optional items to express their individual preferences.

An audio system with navigation and smartphone connectivity gives access to advanced smartphone features (available on GL+ and GLX). Furthermore, the Radar Brake Support system (available as standard on GLX) offers cutting-edge safety by using milliwave radar to prevent or reduce the chance of a collision.

The new Vitara meets contemporary demand for great fuel economy. Weight-saving measures including extensive use of high-tensile steel, making the body outstandingly light and rigid.

Powertrain technologies including a newly developed 6-speed automatic transmission for the petrol version. The new Vitara with 1.6-litre DDiS engine, two-wheel drive and 6-speed manual transmission has CO2 emissions of 106g/km.

The clamshell bonnet (a hallmark of Vitara models) gives the front end a look of solidity, and a trapezoid motif front bumper indicates a powerful grip on the ground. Pronounced body side character lines and bonnet side louvres form motifs reminiscent of the first generation Vitara.

A boldly shaped instrument panel and a U-shape design around the gear shift lever help communicate SUV toughness, while the round clock and round ventilation louvres help give the interior a youthful, sporty look.

Standard equipment on the GL includes 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; GL+ adds 17-inch silver painted alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, Smartphone link audio and navigation system.

The GLX adds LED Projector headlights, 17-inch polished alloy wheels, suede seat fabric, keyless entry with start button, adaptive cruise control, radar brake support and panoramic sunroof.