Anticipation has been building with sneak previews on TV, mouth-watering magazine articles, and motoring show displays giving us only glimpses of the elusive new Vitara. But now it’s here, ready for you to test-drive and ready to write the next chapter in Suzuki’s history.
THE COMPACT SUV. REINVENTED.
When Suzuki first launched the Vitara, there was nothing else like it. At the time you could choose a great big gas guzzling off-roader, or go for the comfort and handling of a regular car. The Vitara broke the mould combining outstanding off-road performance with everyday ease-of-use. People started calling this new category ‘The Compact SUV’.
Now the new Vitara is here. This time, instead of creating a category, the new Vitara is completely RE-inventing it.
DRESSED TO THRILL
A clamshell bonnet, muscular curves, and a chiselled front-end give the Vitara a strong, purposeful look, reflecting its off-road heritage. Yet it wouldn’t look out of place parked in front of a Michelin-star restaurant. The Vitara’s strikingly stylish lines, rakish window angle, and flared fenders over 17-inch alloys, will turn heads everywhere.
You can emphasise either side of the Vitara’s personality and individualise it to your liking with exterior and interior options. The Urban look accentuates the Vitara’s city sophistication with chrome-plated fog lamp bezels, body-side moldings and a roof spoiler. The Rugged package builds on the Vitara’s off-road features with front and rear skid plates, black fog lamp bezels, body-side mouldings, and loading edge protector.
ANOTHER WORLD INSIDE
As you close the door of the new Vitara and settle into the comfortable seat, you experience a luxurious sense of calm. The clean design and elegant lines of the generously proportioned interior speak of practicality and style. The panoramic sunroof (LTD) floods the interior with light and creates an even greater sense of spaciousness.
Symmetry and simplicity rule the fascia with meticulously designed and perfectly positioned controls and meters. Everything is where you expect it to be, beautifully functional and aesthetically pleasing. The leather-covered, multi-adjustable steering wheel integrates audio, cruise and handsfree controls. It’s clear that every detail – down to the satisfying click of the climate air conditioning dials, has been carefully considered to make the new Vitara a pure pleasure to drive. You can even customise the trim to your own taste with selectable colour-keyed detailing.
Roomy and flexible, the new Vitara offers an impressive 375 litres of luggage space. This expands to a massive 710 litres with the 60/40 split rear seats folded, making it easy to accommodate large items – whether it’s sports gear, shopping, bags and boxes, or that bit of retro furniture you just couldn’t resist.
ALL THE MOD-CONS
The new Vitara is packed with the latest technology for your comfort and convenience. Keyless entry and push-button start (LTD) saves you fumbling for your keys every time you get in the car and is especially handy if your arms are full. The Vitara’s climate air conditioning system ensures every journey is a comfortable one with a special pollen filter that removes dust and other particles. Then there’s the 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system with Sat Nav, USB input and Bluetooth connectivity for handsfree connection and the ability to stream your latest soundtracks.
The Vitara’s 1.6 litre VVT engine uses the latest technology to lower internal friction and save weight. With torquey performance across the range it has a sporty character, delivering high output with superior economy. Paired to a 5-speed manual or an all-new 6-stage automatic transmission, it ensures lively performance in the city, effortless open-road cruising, and plenty of off-road muscle when it’s needed.
GO ANYWHERE IN SAFETY
The new Vitara gives you the confidence, stability and sure-footed handling you’d expect from a modern SUV. The AWD AllGrip option takes this even further with four selectable modes that allow you to customise the Vitara’s handling to maximise performance in any given situation. Safety has always been a top priority for Suzuki, and it’s reassuring to know that if the need arises Vitara is one of New Zealand’s safest compact SUVs. Thanks to a combination of TECT body design, 7 airbags and a suite of electronic systems, Vitara offers exceptional passenger protection. Plus, the standard reverse camera ensures you can keep an eye out for whatever, or whoever, may be behind your vehicle.
BOOK A TEST-DRIVE TODAY
When you re-invent a category, you set new standards in all respects. The new Vitara breaks all current perceptions of a compact SUV with its combination of design, innovation, and personalisation. The only way to truly appreciate the new Vitara, is to drive it.