Suzuki Vitara unveiled at Paris Motor ShowOct 02, 2014
The all-new Suzuki Vitara has been unveiled today at the Paris Motor Show. Ever since its market launch in 1988, the Suzuki Vitara series has earned acclaim for stylish, city oriented designs, compact, easy to manage dimensions, comfortable on-road performance, and genuine off-road capability.
The all-new Vitara has smaller dimensions to meet contemporary needs. It incorporates Suzuki’s cutting-edge ALLGRIP four wheel drive system, advanced safety and connectivity equipment, and also enables owners to express themselves through various personalisation options.
Personalisation has been designed into Vitara from the initial development stage. Diverse exterior colours and a range of design details enable owners to express their individual personalities. Each customer can choose from 10 body colour possibilities that include two new colours and several two tone combinations.
The new colours are as follows:
- Atlantis Turquoise Pearl Metallic (ZQN) evokes the excitement and thrill of discovering natural beauty in highly urbanised cities.
- Horizon Orange Metallic (ZQP) brings to mind the excitement of encountering nature when leaving the city and heading for the suburbs.
The owner can also emphasise the new Vitara’s on or off-road credentials by choosing from two option packs:
- The urban pack adds sophistication by means of chrome parts. It consists of chrome plated fog lamp bezels, body side mouldings, and a roof spoiler.
- The rugged pack emphasises SUV toughness. It consists of a front skidplate, a rear skidplate, fog lamp bezels, body side mouldings, and a loading edge protection.
The new Vitara is powered by either the M16 1.6-litre petrol engine with either five speed manual or six speed automatic transmissions; or the D16AA 1.6-litre diesel engine with a six speed manual transmission.
CO2 emissions will be low, thanks to the use of high tensile steel and other technologies including Engine Auto Stop Start (EASS), with the Vitara range emitting as little as 106g/km on the 1.6 DDiS ALLGRIP manual model.
ALLGRIP features four driver selectable modes that allows safe, enjoyable driving on diverse surfaces. This system is enhanced by the addition of a feed forward function, which sends more torque to the rear wheels if wheelspin is detected at the front wheels.
Technology will also be a key focus on the Vitara range – Radar Brake Support and Adaptive Cruise Control will be featured for the first time on a Suzuki car.
Radar Brake Support (RBS) detects the vehicle in front when driving at low speeds in heavy traffic. If the system senses the possibility of a collision, it warns the driver with a buzzer sound and a notification on the multi information display.
If the probability of a collision has increased, the system activates brake assist which increases the braking force during emergency braking. If the system determines that a collision is unavoidable, it applies the brakes automatically. The system helps prevent collisions when the vehicle is driving at low speeds and helps reduce damage in the event of a collision.
The new Vitara’s Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system combines cruise control technology with the RBS system’s radar to make driving easier and more relaxing. The system uses radar to measure the distance to the vehicle in front and automatically adjusts road speed to maintain any of three driver selected headway distances.
Inside, the Vitara will feature a panoramic sunroof – a world first on the SX4 S-Cross, along with a display audio system which will feature a seven inch touchscreen, and allow access to smartphone apps.