Suzuki’s most iconic and most popular vehicle called the Vitara arrived on the market in 1988. This compact SUV also came to America as the Sidekick and as the Escudo in Japan. The name Vitara was mostly used in Europe and some parts of Asia and South America. Finally, the name Vitara also came to America in 1999 and now all know it dubbed Vitara.
The 2015 Suzuki Vitara was officially unveiled at the 2014 Paris Motor Show when the company decided to present a vehicle with distinctive design, striking road presence, and a great deal of personalization options, called the 2015 Suzuki Vitara. To learn more about this excellent vehicle, read the article below.
Only one photo of the new 2015 Suzuki Vitara has been released. That it is more than enough to spot all of the changes and improvements when it comes to the exterior design of the vehicle. You don’t have to have a sharp eye to see the carmaker’s new approach for the nameplate.
The 2015 Suzuki Vitara is based on the IV-4 concept and it inherited a lot of the styling cues of it. The vehicle has the same overall shape. Muscular body, same hood, the look of the front end, and the same black roof as the concept. Even though the design of headlights, grille, and the wheels seems to have gone to a completely new direction, it is still related to the concept.
Additionally, customers will now be offered greater choice when it comes to the exterior colors and trims. Those who want to know the exact details, the vehicle is 164.37 inches long, 69.88 inches wide, and 63.38 inches tall.
The cabin of the new 2015 Suzuki Vitara has proven itself to be roomy, even in the rear area of the vehicle. The luggage compartment offers 13.2 cubic feet of space. A double floor makes sure that your little things do not fly around. A new steering wheel works well just like other controls which are pretty much handy. As for the driving position, you get something between SUV and compact. A rearview camera uses an eight-inch display which is also pretty well.
When it comes to the drivetrain compartment, you will be offered two engine options, a diesel and a petrol engine. The 1.6-litre petrol engine has the capacity to make 118 hp and 115 lb-ft of torque. The 1.6-litre diesel engine enables you to get the maximum output of 118 ponies and 236 lb-ft of torque.
The petrol powertrain is coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission, while the diesel engine gets a six-speed manual shifter. A six-speed automatic shifter is also available but for the petrol engine. Fuel efficiency of the petrol engine with five-speed manual transmission is rated at hard-to-believe 47 mpg.
2015 Suzuki Vitara Pricing and availability
The company hasn’t said a word about the pricing. Some trusted sites reported that an estimated starting price for the 2015 Suzuki Vitara is EUR24,000. The vehicle will go on sale in 2015.