The Vitara expresses Suzuki’s SUV styling heritage in a strong looking design. The clamshell bonnet (a hallmark of Vitara models) gives the front end a look of solidity, and a trapezoid motif front bumper indicates powerful grip on the ground. Pronounced body side character lines and bonnet side louvres form motifs are reminiscent of the first generation Vitara from 1988.
Suzuki’s pursuit of good aerodynamics is reflected in optimally designed bumpers, in a roof line that slopes smoothly downward toward the rear, in flat underbody surfaces, and in specially shaped side mirrors based on the results of airflow analysis. The 2019 model incorporates a new, more elegant front face with redesigned grille and lower bumper and the rear lamps have now been redesigned with a distinctive LED display.
For the interior, a new seat trim design is utilised for the range and suede seat fabric is fitted on SZ5 models; the upper instrument panel is upgraded to a soft touch material and the instrument cluster now features a central colour information display.
Now available for SZ-T and SZ5 grades, the outgoing Vitara S model launched in 2016 was the first Suzuki to utilise the Boosterjet technology petrol engine which is a 140PS 1.4-litre Direct Injection turbocharged unit (DITC). This engine has compact dimensions and offers 220Nm of torque available from just 1,500rpm through to 4,000rpm.
Although a four cylinder unit, the 1.4-litre engine has very similar technical characteristics to the 1.0-litre with its compact turbo charger and cylinder head design. It also employs six-hole fuel injectors and high tumble port technologies for greater fuel economy and improved power output. The turbocharger has a boost pressure of 1.1 Bar.
The 1.4-litre engine offers strong benefits in performance too with a 0-62mph acceleration time of 9.5 seconds (2WD models) for both manual and automatic transmissions and a maximum speed, where permitted, of 124mph.
Suzuki evolved its renowned four wheel drive technologies into a new generation that delivers driving pleasure and peace of mind in diverse conditions while promoting economy and limiting the burden four wheel drive cars place on the environment.
Suzuki’s ALLGRIP ‘Select’ system is available as an option on SZ-T and SZ5 models and incorporates four driver-selectable modes for safe, enjoyable driving on diverse surfaces. It debuted in the S-Cross model in 2013 and has since proved very successful. In development, the Vitara ALLGRIP system was enhanced by the addition of a feed forward function that allocates torque to the rear wheels before any slippage can occur. The system’s four driver-selectable modes are as follows:
Comprehensive list of active and passive safety equipment, a Five star Euro NCAP score (Tested at launch in 2015), Seven airbags fitted as standard. Fitted with a light, impact absorbing body; speed limiter; ESP® * (Electronic Stability Programme), and tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS).
On conventional full time 4WD vehicles, feedback control allocates torque to the rear wheels after detecting front wheel drive slippage.
On Vitara, as well as offering feedback control it also offers feed forward control that anticipates slippage based on road surface, throttle opening position, steering angle and other factors. In summary, rather than reacting after grip is lost, it controls the vehicle to prevent grip from being lost which results in greater stability.
Be part of the future with our self-charging HYBRID technology. Greater fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions will help take your Vitara a few miles further on a tank. All without having to plug it in to charge.
VITARA SZ5 HYBRID ALLGRIP
|range from £26,549|
ADDITIONAL TO SZ5 KEY FEATURES
|+ 4 Wheel Drive | Take control of the road, with the 4-wheel Drive system adapting to varied conditions such as rain, snow or rough terrain.|