Vitara SUV undergoes facelift
Added: 31 October 2018
Suzuki has upgraded their ever-popular Vitara SUV. The SZ5 model has undergone a facelift, with redesigned front grille and lower bumper, restyled LED headlamps and polished 17” alloy wheels.
Not only that, Suzuki have discontinued the 1.6-litre petrol engine, and the diesel option completely, in the Vitara, promising reduced emissions and increased fuel economy with its critically-acclaimed 1.0-litre Boosterjet and 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engines.
This puts the Vitara in line with the ever-reliable Suzuki S-Cross, which the 1.0-litre Boosterjet was introduced in earlier this year.
The Vitara has both two-wheel and four-wheel drive options with either manual and automatic gearboxes.
Safety aspects of the Vitara have also been improved upon. The SZ5 model comes with Lane Depature Warning, Dual Sensor Brake Support, Blind Spot Monitor, Traffic Sign Recognition and Hill Descent Control - all designed to keep you in peace of mind on the busiest of roads.
The Lane Depature Warning kicks in when travelling at 60km/h. Its function is to predict the path of the vehicle and then issues visible and physical indicators (visual display and vibrating steering wheel) to alert the driver.
Meanwhile the Lane Departure Prevention feature recognises lanes in the road via a monocular camera built into the windshield design. When it interprets that lane change is likely to occur, it automatically assists the driver into returning back into the safety of its own lane.
From £23,299, the Vitara SZ5 is available in 11 different colours, including the brand new Solar Yellow Pearl Metallic and Ice Greyish Blue Metallic. Both of these two new colours come with dual-tone Cosmic Black Pearl Metallic Roof.
Many features of the previous SZ5 incarnation are still present and correct: DAB, Bluetooth, Smartphone connectivity, rear parking camera, Satellite Navigation, Keyless entry and start/stop. Meanwhile, rain-sensing front wipers are welcome addition.
Click here for more information or to book a test drive in the new Vitara SZ5 at Chapelhouse Suzuki dealerships in Southport, St Helens, Warrington, Wigan and Preston.