Suzuki has launched its all-new Vitara in Australia.
Available in two grades – RT-S and RT-X – the new generation Vitara is priced from $21,990 plus on-roads for the RT-S 5-speed manual, and $23,990 for the 6-speed automatic with “F1 inspired” sport paddle shift. All variants come standard with Satellite Navigation, Reversing Camera, LED Daytime Runnings Lights, 17-inch alloy wheels and privacy glass.
The top of the range RT-X is priced from $31,990 and is offered only with a 6-speed automatic. As the flagship of the range, the RT-X also gains a panoramic sunroof, suede/leather interior and Suzuki’s ALLGRIP 4WD system. Both variants get the same 1.6-litre petrol engine that makes a modest 86kW at 6000rpm and 156Nm at 4400rpm.
“This Vitara re-invents the compact SUV segment with a blend of SUV lifestyle and urban convenience, which has never been offered before. This new concept of a car has so much more style and value than any competitor in its class. Unsurprisingly, we already have a strong order bank and unprecedented consumer interest” said Andrew Moore, General Manager of Automobiles.
To add even more value at launch, Suzuki has implemented an impressive drive-away price for the RT-S models. The manual will start from just $22,990 drive away, with the auto available from just $24,990 drive away
“With the Vitara RT-S high spec level and Drive Away value, it will go high on the shopping list for anybody considering a new compact passenger vehicle or compact SUV” said Moore.
Suzuki says the new Vitara provides car-like ride and handling and has an outstanding claimed fuel economy just 5.8L/100km.
“Vitara has better fuel economy than Australia’s two best-selling small hatches and loads more style and space, so I am confident we will have a significant number of customers cross-over from the small car segment” said Moore.
Vitara has inherited Suzuki’s rich 4×4 heritage, along with Suzuki’s enhanced ALLGRIP 4WD system. “Unlike other small SUVs, Vitara has the 4×4 credentials and ground clearance, so you can take it on far more adventurous tracks”
Customers can also customise their Vitara with a range of personalised accessories, including mixing and matching two-tone body colours to interchangeable interior accessory panels, to create their own unique look.
2015 Suzuki Vitara features:
Steering wheel auto controls
17-inch alloy wheels
LED Daytime running lights
RT-X (above RT-S):
On-demand 4WD system
Leather/suede seats and suede door inserts
Keyless entry and start
Polished 17-inch alloys
Front/rear parking sensors
Chrome exterior highlights
Auto on/off LED headlights with auto levelling
Folding door mirrors
Overhead console with sunglasses-holder