Suzuki Vitara 2018 finally arrives in the Philippines

Nov 10, 2017 | Same topic: Newest & coolest car concepts
Here is the Vitara you’ve been waiting for.

The all-new Suzuki Vitara 2018 has officially been launched in the Philippines. Born to replace the third-gen Suzuki Grand Vitara 2017, the new Vitara – Suzuki’s representative in the B-segment crossover will immediately enter the fierce fray with players like the Nissan Juke, Mazda CX-3 and Ford EcoSport.

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Suzuki PH officials at the Suzuki Vitara 2018 launch

The Suzuki Vitara 2018 has officially been launched in the Philippines

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Dissimilar to the Suzuki Grand Vitara, the Suzuki Vitara 2018 has a unibody construction with overall dimensions measuring 4,175 mm in length, 1,775 mm in width, 1,610 mm in height and a long wheelbase of 2,500 mm.

Suzuki Vitara 2018 angular front

The Vitara 2018 has a unibody construction

If the predecessor is offered with only one variant, this Vitara 2018 comes with two trim levels: the GLX and GL+. According to latest car news, kicking off the range sometime in the near future will be a GL trim.

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Speaking of design, it’s a lot like a box but with a glossier finish. A swooping design dominates the front end, which well combines the front bumper and fenders. Coming into the 2-bar chrome grille from the Grand Vitara 2017 yet the 2018 version owns a thinner and smaller one which is decked with upswept headlamps, new circular fog lamps together with a clamshell bonnet.

Suzuki Vitara 2018 angular rear

At the rear, the Vitara looks good with hexagon taillights, massive black window, rear center fog lamps and a new tailgate

The side features 5-spoke alloys and rugged black plastic body cladding. As for each model, the Vitara GL+ receives 16-inch wheels and halogen headlights whereas the higher-end trim GLX is coddled with 17-inch alloy wheels, full LED headlights and especially, a panoramic sunroof. On top of that, exclusive muscular arches are also worth noticing.

At the rear, the Vitara looks good with hexagon taillights, massive black window, rear center fog lamps and a new tailgate.

Suzuki Vitara 2018 interior

The Vitara 2018 interior is definitely sportier and more modern than that of the predecessor

Interior-wise, the Suzuki Vitara 2018 interior is definitely sportier and more modern than that of the predecessor with a new dual gauge cluster with larger multi-info display and a new 10-inch infotainment touchscreen for the range-topping GLX (the GL+ only has a 7-inch touchscreen). Besides, 12V power sockets, AM/FM radio, USB, Aux, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi connectivity, automatic climate control are fully set up. What’s more, do you notice the conventional 3-spoke steering wheel in the Grand Vitara? It’s currently furnished with upgraded multimedia controls.

Suzuki Vitara 2018 engine bay

The new Suzuki crossover packs a 1.6L 4-cylinder gasoline engine

Suzuki Vitara 2018 Specs in the Philippines
Body size (L x W x H) 4,175 mm x 1,775 mm x 1,610 mm
Wheelbase 2,500 mm
Engine 1.6L 4-cylinder gasoline
Transmission Options 6-speed AT
Maximum Power 115 Ps @ 6,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 156 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Drive Front-wheel drive 

The Suzuki Vitara 2018 packs a 1.6L 4-cylinder gasoline engine delivering 115 Ps at 6,000 rpm and 156 Nm at 4,400 rpm. Converting all that power to large numbers on the speedometer is a 6-speed automatic transmission working in tandem with the front-wheel drive system. As we’ve noted above, once the base GL comes, it will come aired to a manual transmission.

Standard safety features include:

  • Airbags
  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with EBD
  • Hill hold control
  • Cruise control
  • Electronic stability control
  • ISOFIX rear anchors for child seats

Here are the pricing of the Suzuki Vitara 2018 in the Philippines:

Suzuki Vitara 2018 prices in the Philippines
 Variants Price
2018 Suzuki Vitara GL+ P938,000
2018 Suzuki Vitara GLX P1,048,000

Now, are you ready to take it home?

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