Suzuki Vitara

The Suzuki Vitara has been with us since 1988 and has been updated for the 2019 model, new design alloy wheels are available, a redesigned front grille and lower bumper is utilised and the rear of the car features new design and distinctive LED combination lamps. For the interior, the upper instrument panel now incorporates a soft touch material for added quality and the instrument cluster has a new design with colour central information display. The Vitara is built on a shortened platform shared with the super value stablemate, S-Cross. The Vitara, despite being smaller, has more of a rugged presence than the straight laced S-Cross, parked next to a Land Rover Evoke it is easy to see where Suzuki gained its inspiration for the Vitara, it really is a very good looking car.

 

Not many rivals come with more standard equipment than the Vitara. Even entry-level SZ4 cars have 16″ alloy wheels, climate control, DAB radio, Bluetooth, four powered windows and cruise control, while SZ-T models add desirable items like sat-nav, reversing camera, 17″ alloys wheels and rear privacy glass. The SZ5 adds part-leather upholstery, LED headlamps, automatic lights and wipers, keyless entry, a panoramic sunroof and radar cruise control to the roster, SZ5 models also include Dual Sensor Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning and Prevention, Traffic Sign recognition, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear cross traffic alert.

 

Suzuki Vitara Motability car boot

A 375-litre boot means the Vitara’s capacity falls in-between the Nissan Juke’s 352-litre boot and comparable with the Renault Captur, additional practicality comes in the form of underfloor storage, while no load lip means sliding heavy items in should be easy. Internal space is excellent, the driving position commanding with excellent visibility and entry to the car is aided by light doors that open to 90 degrees.

 

 

The Vitara SZ5 has a 1.4 litre petrol turbo that produces 138bhp and can reach 62mph in 10.2 seconds and return a claimed 52.3 mpg as a manual or automatic both can be two or four wheel. The SZ4 and SZ-T are powered by a 1.0 litre petrol that produces 109 bhp and can reach 62 mph in 11.5 seconds and return 53.2 miles per gallon as a two wheel drive manual and 49.5 mpg as an automatic. This engine is avaialble in all wheel drive but only with a manual gearbox (49.5 mpg). There is no diesel option for the Vitara.

2 wheel drive Vitara

 Autumn Best Buy – Suzuki Vitara 1.0 Petrol 109 bhp 5 Speed Manual SZ-T 2 wheel drive  –  Nil Advance Payment (£61.06 wpms) or £299 (£63.05 wpms) as an Automatic

 Autumn Best Buy – Suzuki Vitara 1.4 Petrol 138 bhp 5 Speed Manual SZ5 2 wheel drive  –  £299 Advance Payment (£63.05 wpms) or £599 (£65.04 wpms) as an Automatic

4 wheel drive Vitara

 Autumn Best Buy – Suzuki Vitara 1.0 Petrol 109 bhp 5 Speed Manual SZ-T All wheel drive  –  £199 Advance Payment (£62.39 wpms)

 Autumn Best Buy – Suzuki Vitara 1.4 Petrol 138 bhp 5 Speed Manual SZ5 All wheel drive  –  £599 Advance Payment (£65.04 wpms) or £999 (£66.74 + £144 wpms) as an Automatic