The name Vitara will obviously be familiar to you but the SUV that you see is completely different from the Vitara you are used to. This is the production version of the iV-4 concept and we like the styling. Obviously it has been watered down a bit but still carries a lot of the styling theme of the concept.
The front is the most interesting part with the big chrome grille and LED headlamps with the blue projector covers. The side is where the crossover look emerges but with bold character lines it does have presence. The rear styling is a bit tame in comparison to the front and looks a bit like the SX4 S-Cross.
Step inside and you will a similar Suzuki interior with a simple dash design. The clock in the middle of the round aircon vents looks cool. To give the Vitara a sporty look Suzuki has added various colours to spice up the cabin. In total you have 15 body colour possibilities that include three new colours and several two tone combinations.
When it comes to engine options the Vitara will have a M16 1.6-litre petrol engine and the D16AA 1.6-litre diesel engine. The petrol has a five-speed manual while the diesel gets a six-speed one.
There is also an automatic option with the six-speed auto. The new Vitara gets the ALLGRIP four-wheel drive system with four driver-selectable modes. This system is also in the S-Cross. Thus coupled with a ground clearance of 185mm the new Vitara would be a capable off-roader. For India we expect the SX4 S-Cross next year but bringing back the Vitara name in this form will also bring in lots of sales potential for this crossover in the Indian market.
Overall length: 4,175mm Overall width: 1,775mm Overall height: 1,610mm Wheelbase: 2,500mm Treads: Front 1,535mm Rear 1,505mm Minimum ground clearance: 185mm Luggage space: 375L (VDA) Tyre size: 215/60R16 or 215/55R17