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Electric front+rear windows, ESP, Bluetooth hands free telephone connection, PAS, Engine start/stop button, Satellite navigation system, Electric adjustable heated door mirrors, 4 speakers, Chrome front grille...
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Combined - 48 mpg EC Extra Urban - 55 mpg EC Urban - 40.
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Ten Second Review
The Vitara, Suzuki's compact crossover, looks to build a lot of talent into four metres. This model line's now thirty years old and these days is built around 1.0 and 1.4-litre petrol power, with the usual option of ALLGRIP 4WD. This revised model gets sharper styling, extra safety kit and remains competitive proposition in the small SUV segment.
Small SUV-style 'Juke-genre' SUV models are all the rage just at present. Every mainstream brand, it seems, must have one. Here's Suzuki's offering for customers in this sector, the surprisingly light, lithe and fashionable Vitara. The Vitara is the kind of youthful, dynamic-looking product that buyers of compact Crossover models seem to want. On paper, it certainly seems to tick all the 'Juke-genre' boxes, with lifestyle looks, trendy cabin technology and supermini-standards of efficiency. It even claims to be a rewarding steer on twisty tarmac, especially with the 1.0 and 1.4-litre BOOSTERJET 1.4-litre petrol turbo engines that the Japanese brand has added since this car was originally launched. That really would make it different from small Suzuki SUVs of the past. There are familiar touches though: value pricing, high specifications and a 4WD option - something actually relatively unusual in this segment. It all sounds quite promising.
The range is now based around 1.0-litre and 1.4-litre versions of Suzuki's well-proven Boosterjet petrol engine. There's now no diesel option. We'd try and stretch to the 1.4, which puts out 140PS and 220Nm of torque is available from just 1,500rpm through to 4,000rpm. This is one of Suzuki's newest units and gives this car a reasonable turn of speed, enabling it to make 62mph in 10.2s en route to 124mph. The short overhangs will help with off-roading but the 185mm ground clearance isn't that generous. The 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine puts out 111PS and offers 160Nm of torque. The ALLGRIP four-wheel-drive system is available with both units. The set-up features an electronically controlled clutch pack, controlled by a four-position switch on the centre console. Choose 'Auto' and it'll stick to driving the front wheels unless slip is detected, whereupon the rear wheels are pressed into action. 'Sport' diverts up to 20 per cent of torque to the rear wheels to give livelier handling. 'Snow' offers permanent four-wheel drive with the system choosing how much torque to split front and rear, while 'Lock' splits the torque equally between front and rear.
Design and Build
With tight proportions and a front end that has more than a hint of current Land Rover design about it, the Vitara is quite an assured piece of design work. This improved version gets a sleeker front grille and lower bumper, plus the rear of the car features revised design and distinctive LED combination lamps. There are smarter alloy wheel designs too. As before, there's also a blacked-out floating glasshouse and heavily sculpted flanks. Buyers can also specify a rugged package which adds front and rear skidplates as well as additional body side mouldings. Suzuki cabins used to be the marque's weak link but this Vitara shows the company pulling its socks up a bit. Okay, so the idea of body-coloured metal across the dash isn't a new one (a few of you will recall the Fiat Coupe mining that trend way back in '93) but Suzuki also offers chrome around the gearlever and door trims, plus an analogue clock. This revised model gets a smarter upper instrument panel incorporating soft touch material, while the instrument cluster has a fresh design and features a colour central information display. As ever, this is by no means a large vehicle, breaking the tape at just over four metres long, but it still features a features a 375-litre boot. That's competitive with the rival Renault Captur, although the Suzuki lacks the Renault's sliding rear bench seats.
Market and Model
As before, prices sit mainly in the £17,000 to £26,000 bracket and buyers choose between 'SZ4', 'SZ-T' and 'SZ5' trim grades. You'll need a budget of well over £20,000 for the ALLGRIP 4WD version. All variants get seven airbags, 16-inch alloy wheels, a DAB Radio with USB and Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control with a speed limiter, auto air conditioning, front and rear electric windows and projector headlamps. The plusher SZ-T trim level adds 17-inch silver painted alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, Smartphone link audio and a navigation system. There's a range of personalisation options and lots of safety technology. This includes Dual Sensor Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning and Prevention, Traffic Sign recognition, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear cross traffic alert.
Cost of Ownership
The 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. Go for the 1.4-litre Boosterjet manual with ALLGRIP 4WD and the combined fuel return is 52.3mpg with a CO2 reading of 127g/km. Choose the same car with auto transmission and you're looking at 51.4mpg and 128g/km. Residual values might well stack up better than the industry average if the current crop of Suzuki models is anything to go by. Strong reliability records and modest optional equipment lists have helped to keep 'real world' residuals buoyant. The Vitara shouldn't divert too far from that template even if it does promise additional personalisation options.
By Jonathan Crouch
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Key Standard Features*
- Solid - Superior White
- Solid paint
- Fabric - Grey with white stitching
|Electric front+rear windows|
|Front and rear intermittent wipers|
|Rear privacy glass|
|Hill hold control|
|Bluetooth hands free telephone connection|
|Smartphone link display|
|Cruise control + speed limiter|
|Rear parking camera|
|Engine start/stop button|
|Satellite navigation system|
|Lights on warning|
|Colour information display|
|Electric adjustable heated door mirrors|
|Steering wheel mounted audio controls|
|DAB Digital radio|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Chrome front grille|
|Body coloured bumpers|
|Body colour door mirrors and handles|
|Silver roof rails|
|Black wheel arch extensions + side mouldings|
|Chrome lower front bumper insert|
|Visible VIN plate|
|Front fog lamps|
|Halogen Projector Headlamps|
|LED daytime running lights|
|LED rear lights|
|Auto air conditioning with climate control|
|Front centre armrest|
|3 spoke leather covered steering wheel|
|Front/rear assist grips|
|Two 12V accessory power outlets|
|Front cupholders x 2|
|Front and rear bottle holders|
|Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel|
|Removable boot floor|
|Front footwell lights|
|Front map light|
|Luggage area lamp|
|Centre console box with lights|
|Height adjustable front seatbelts|
|Side impact protection beams|
|Front seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters|
|Childproof rear door locks|
|Driver/Front Passenger airbags|
|3 rear 3 point seatbelts with ELR|
|Drivers knee airbag|
|Front passenger airbag deactivation|
|Tyre pressure monitor|
|Front and rear seatbelt reminder|
|Passenger seat back pocket|
|3 rear headrests|
|Isofix child seat preparation|
|Driver/front passenger seat height adjustment|
|Top tether anchor plate for isofix child seat|
|60/40 split folding rear seat|
|Child seat tether anchorage points|
|Locking wheel nuts|
|Key in reminder|
|Remote central door locking|
|Freewheeling lock cylinders|
|Driver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + illuminated vanity mirrors|
|Wheels - Alloy|
|17" Silver alloy wheels|
|Wheels - Spare|
|Tyre repair kit|
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||9.5|
|Engine Power - BHP||140|
|Engine Power - KW||103|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||5500|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||162|
|Engine Torque - MKG||22.4|
|Engine Torque - NM||220|
|Engine Torque - RPM||1500|
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