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2015-02-19 12:16

BEAUTIFUL COLOUR FOR POPULAR CAR: The stylish, all new Suzuki Vitara expected in South Africa near the end of 2015. Image: Newspress.


Suzuki is unveiling its all-new Vitara SUV based on the iV-4 concept at the 2014 Paris auto show. Yes, Suzuki SA is looking at it...

  • New five-door compact SUV
  • 1.6 petrol and 1.6 DDiS engines
  • Available in SZ4, SZ-T and SZ5 grades
  • Seven air bags

LONDON, England -  Ever since its market launch in 1988, its maker claims, the Suzuki Vitara has earned high acclaim for stylish, city-orientated design, compact and easy-to-manage dimensions, good on-road performance and genuine off-road capability.

Now, more than 25 years after the original’s debut, the Vitara heritage lives on as a fresh sport utility vehicle. The all-new Vitara has shrunk to meet contemporary needs and incorporates Suzuki’s AllGrip all-wheel drive as an option. Advanced safety and connectivity equipment is available and the Vitara allows users to express themselves through various personalisation options.

Suzuki SA already retails (and will continue to retail) the larger Grand Vitara but not the standard Vitara, hence this will be an additional model for SA from, probably, the fourth quarter of 2015.


A full standard equipment specification table is listed below; highlights for SZ4 include seven air bags, 16" alloy wheel rims, DAB radio with USB and Bluetooth connectivity, ruise control with speed-limiter, auto air con, front and rear electric windows and projector headlamps.

SZ-T adds 17" silver-painted alloy rims, rear privacy glass, Smartphone link audio and satnav.

Moving up to SZ5 adds LED projector headlights, 17" polished alloy rims, suede seat-fabric, keyless entry with start button, adaptive cruise control, self-braking and a sunroof. Prices for South Africa will be announced closer to the launch date towards the end of 2015 but UK prices go from the equivalent of R288 000 to R380 000.


From the initial development stage, Vitara was designed with personalisation in mind. Diverse exterior colours and a range of design details enable owners to specify their Vitara to their individual tastes. Customers can choose from 10 body colour possibilities that include two new colours as well as five two tone combinations. The two new colours are Atlantis Turquoise Pearl Metallic and Horizon Orange Metallic.

Several other items are available to further personalise the cabin and exterior:

  • Instrument panel trim (turquoise, orange, white, or piano black);
  • Ventilation louvre rings (turquoise, orange, white, or piano black)
  • Centrally located clock (CARBON or KANJI)
  • Available as a £500 option, owners can also further emphasise their new Vitara’s on or off-road credentials by choosing from two packages: 'Rugged' package emphasises SUV toughness. It consists of front and rear skid plates, fog lamp bezels, body-side mouldings, and load edge protection.

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