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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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|
|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|
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:
- 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:
|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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