The new Suzuki Vitara will go on sale in April priced from £13,999 for entry level 2WD 1.6 petrol SZ4 rising to £21,299 for 4WD 1.6 DDiS SZ5 ALLGRIP.
There is a choice of two 1.6-litre engines outputting 120PS, one petrol and one DDiS diesel. The petrol unit offers 156Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm, where the diesel delivers 320Nm from 1,750 rpm.
Co2 emissions for the petrol unit range from 123 g/km when coupled to a manual transmission with 2WD or 127 g/km 2WD six-speed automatic. Adding 4WD (ALLGRIP) to the mix and emissions are recorded at 130 g/km manual and 131 g/km auto. If you opt for diesel then emission are as low as 106g/km with the 2WD six-speed manual edition and 111g/km with 4WD (ALLGRIP) six-speed manual transmission.
There three trim levels, SZ4, SZ-T and SZ5 -standard equipment 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.
The SZ-T gains 17-inch silver painted alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, Smartphone link audio and navigation system.
The top of the range Vitara is the SZ5 which add to the above spec with 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.
You can personalise your Vitara with the choice of 10 paint colours, including Atlantis Turquoise Pearl Metallic and Horizon Orange Metallic – and add detailing touches such as choosing to colour your instrument panel and/or ventilation louvre rings in turquoise, orange, white, or piano black finished or choosing the centrally mounted clock in carbon or kanji finish.
There are also two styling packs, for an additional £500 - urban package adds comprising fog lamp bezels (chrome-plated), body-side mouldings, and a roof spoiler. Or the rugged package consisting of front and rear skid plates, fog lamp bezels, body-side mouldings, and loading edge protection.Published 18 February 2015