The all-new Vitara started life as the iV-4 Concept and will be competing in the compact crossover space against the Nissan Juke and Opel Mokka. There is a big likely hood of it making it to India.
Suzuki has revealed the all-new ‘Vitara’ crossover at the ongoing Paris Motor Show and is the production version of the iV-4 concept. Positioned below the Grand Vitara in Suzuki’s lineup, the all-new Vitara competes against the likes of the Nissan Juke, Renault Captur and Opel Mokka in the compact crossover space and will go on sale across Europe by mid-2015. Compared to the iV-4 Concept that was revealed last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the production ready Suzuki Vitara gets severely toned down in styling, but retains the same overall silhouette.
The Suzuki Vitara gets the bold front fascia with the striking twin-slat silver grille taking prominence with silver skid plates extending to the front and rear bumper. The stretched back headlamps gets projectors, while the bumper gets integrated LED DRLs flanked by fog lights. The side profile certainly looks good with the 5-spoke alloys and a receding shoulder line that extends all the way to the wrap around tail lights. You also get an optional dual-tone colour scheme that comes available with a contrasting roof and ORVMs, while monotone colours are available as standard.
On the inside, the Suzuki Vitara comes with a fairly simple layout featuring a dual-tone dashboard, multi-function steering wheel and a touchscreen infotainment system for all the major controls. You also get an old-school analogue clock resting between the centre air-con vents. Adding a premium touch are the brushed silver inserts on the dashboard, steering wheel and gear knob that add to the pleasing nature of the cabin. Suzuki will also provide a host of customization options on the Vitara for the exteriors and interiors to accentuate appeal towards younger buyers.
Powering the new Suzuki Vitara is the 1.6-litre petrol engine that produces 120 HP of power and 156 Nm of torque, paired to a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Diesel duty on the other hand is performed by the 1.6-litre motor producing 120 HP and 320 Nm of torque, paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. Front-Wheel Drive comes as standard on the Vitara, while Suzuki will offer the ALLGRIP All-Wheel Drive system as an optional feature.