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Suzuki Vitara Turbo confirmed for Australia in 2016

2016 Suzuki Vitara S front quarter

Suzuki Australia has announced the Turbo Vitara will join its Australian line up in Q2, 2016.

Based on the Vitara S (pictured here) just launched in Europe, the Vitara Turbo will be available in both 2WD and AWD. It will replace the current Vitara RT-X, which it shares a similar specification, as the flagship. That means a panoramic sunroof, suede/leather interior, LED headlights and Suzuki’s ALLGRIP 4WD system.

It is the first model to feature the company’s new 1.4-litre Boosterjet turbocharged direct-injected petrol engine delivering 103kW of power and 220Nm of torque – 17kW and 64Nm more than the non-turbo petrol.

Suzuki Australia says it will retain the entry level RT-S with the current 88kW/156Nm 1.6-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine at $22,990 Drive away.

2016 Suzuki Vitara S front

Andrew Moore, Suzuki’s General Manager of Automobiles stated: “It’s an exciting time for Suzuki, with the turbo engine model set to strengthen what is already a successful model in Vitara, for the brand.”

“In keeping with the outstanding value proposition Vitara already represents, the Vitara Turbo will strengthen this even further as we aim to enable customers to step into our premium and most sporty Vitara for even less”

Adding to this is the inclusion of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in every Vitara from January 2016.

2016 Suzuki Vitara pricing (excluding on-roads):

RT-S Manual $21,990 $22,990
Automatic $23,990 $24,990 (2015 Build)
S-Turbo 2WD Automatic $28,990 $29,990
S-Turbo 4WD Automatic $32,990 Plus on-roads

Read ForceGT’s 2016 Suzuki Vitara S-Turbo Review here.

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