New Suzuki Vitara: Lifestyle SUV

Paris ( France ), October 7, 2014

2013 was the new Suzuki Vitara still called iV - 4 as a concept car at the IAA motor show. At the Paris Motor Show ( October 4 to 19 2014) he now celebrates its world premiere. In the spring of 2015, the compact SUV comes to the German dealers and to make life difficult for competitors such as the Opel Mocha or the Skoda Yeti. There is no information about prices.

Shorter than the S - Cross

The Vitara is 4.17 meters long, 1.77 meters wide and 1.61 high. Its wheelbase stretches over 2.50 meters. He is 13 inches shorter, a bit wider and taller than its brand brother SX4 S - Cross ?? has also plus ten inches wheelbase. In the trunk volumes of the SX4 S - Cross the nose also has front: 430 liters are over 375 liters in the Vitara.

A gasoline engine, a diesel

The engine selection share SX4 S - Cross and Vitara, there is a petrol and a diesel engine. Both have 1.6 liter displacement and 120 hp powern ?? however, are 156 Newton meters torque Otto least 320 Newton meters compared to the diesel. And yet one thing in common, there are: SX4 and Vitara can be ordered with either a front-wheel drive or four-wheel system. The engine power is transmitted through a five-speed manual transmission for gasoline, while diesel there are six gears. In Vitara also a six - speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel gearshift paddles comes from mid-2015 into the program.

Vitara as a lifestyle mobile

While the technology for both models is almost identical, have SX4 and Vitara different target groups in their sights. While the SX4 S - Cross with practical features designed to appeal more families, the Vitara is aimed more towards lifestyle sports fans and single men around the 40th this he brings a lot of design possibilities with. To 15 different exterior paint colors are joined by two-color combinations for body and roof, different colorations for grille and design elements on the outer skin and contrasting dash of color on instrument panel and air vents.

Urban-or rugged package

Additionally styling packages are available: " Urban" has shiny chrome fog lights on, side moldings and a roof spoiler. The package " Rugged " brings each an underride protection front and rear mounts for the fog lights, side moldings and bumper protection with. The Vitara is also equipped with LED headlights including a blue projectors and features a panoramic glass roof with two moving elements. In addition, get the compact Suzuki next to a radar-based distance control a brake assist system. It monitors the distance to the vehicle ahead and brakes in an emergency independently. (HD)