The 2015 upcoming dashing model Suzuki Vitara at your doorstep

2015-05-27 11:20:48
The 2015 upcoming dashing model Suzuki Vitara at your doorstep
The 2015 upcoming dashing model Suzuki Vitara at your doorstep

Suzuki Vitara has blossomed for many years in the SUV crossover segment for many years but the Nissan models, the successful Juke and Qashqai, take away all the praises therefore reflecting on what Suzuki has recently achieved is worthwhile.

The all new 2015 Suzuki Vitara has an architecture that underpins the S-Cross SUV and traces of its lineage from 1988 can be observed in this model. Looking at the size, it is almost similar to what its rivals i.e. the 2008 Peugeot, Skoda Yeti and Nissan Juke are, and the attempt to personalise the window pillars that are blacked-out and the dual tone rooftops can be observed which gives a Mini chic dose.

The new Vitara comes with both diesel and petrol engines. The 1.6 litre petrol engine as well as the diesel engine has the capacity to produce 115 bhp. Since the derv gives a torque of 236 lb ft at 1750 rpm only, therefore it is advisable to pick up the diesel engine while driving with luggage.

The Vitara has got a roomy cabin (though it is not as big as compared to the cabin of Skoda Yeti) and the boot has a capacity of 375 litres that comes with an adjustable floor that is handy so that the load bay can be configured in order to carry various stuffs. This beef comes with dashboard plastics. The interior is dark in colour and the materials that have been used in the interior are however cheap in looks and they do not give a great feeling to the eyes and the fingers.

Though the diesel model, at times, becomes grumbly it is a much better flexible power plant. The diesel engine has also been incorporated with a 6 speed manual, whereas the 1.6 litre petrol engine comes with 5-speed manual. From the perspective of running costs the diesel model is far better as the carbon dioxide emissions that are produced from 106 g/km in the front wheel are much lower (mpg figure not announced) whereas the petrol engine gives, on combined cycle, 53.3 mpg and emits 123 g/km of carbon dioxide. The All Grip 4-wheel drive system, similar to that of S-Cross, allows the selection of Sport, Auto, Lock and Snow modes in order to make the 4wd hardware.

The SUV when tested on failsafe worked well and the traction proved out to be grippy. The engine takes about 11.5 seconds to propel from 0-62 mph. Suzuki says that the damper and spring rates of the SUV are yet to be finalised as these are the latest prototypes. The SUV has a sharp steering, is fun to drive and the feel that the ride gives is slightly firm.

The Vitara appears to be making a strong entry in the SUV segment, considering the fact that the starting price is likely to be £14,000. The other standard features that the family oriented SUV includes are the Mirror link compatibility with smart phone, radar based safety systems and a 7 inch touch screen.


Suzuki models:

Suzuki X-90
Suzuki Equator
Suzuki Samurai
Suzuki SX4
Suzuki Esteem
Suzuki XL-7
Suzuki Vitara
Suzuki Reno
Suzuki Sidekick
Suzuki Swift
Suzuki Grand Vitara
Suzuki Verona
Suzuki Forenza
Suzuki Aerio
Suzuki Kizashi