Introduced in 1984 by multinational automaker Suzuki, the Vitara is a versatile compact crossover. Now on its fourth generation and enjoyed for over 30 years, this Hungary-built vehicle is still glorious as ever. The current release is noticeably smaller measuring 1,610mm high, 1,775mm wide, and 4,175mm long. Its size is its strength and advantage as it can effortlessly maneuver on the busy streets in the metro and can be parked at any challenging spaces. The new Suzuki Vitara is splashed with the latest innovations in and out. With this, you can expect convenience, luxury, and pleasurable driving experience. Currently, it has only one variant, the Vitara GLX AT Allgrip. The said variant can either come in a monotone or two-tone color scheme.
The current Suzuki Vitara was introduced in the Philippines in November 2017. Suzuki answered the demand of its loyal followers as it needed a crossover vehicle type that can challenge existing known models such as Nissan’s Juke, Ford’s Ecosport, and Mazda’s CX-3. Later in 2021, the marque then introduced the Allgrip version, which means it has all-wheel-drive.
The Vitara's decent size is great for daily use in the city
The new Suzuki Vitara is applauded for its styling. It somewhat resembles a Range Rover minus its size. Sophisticated and sporty lines cover its body making it standout. Its rear has a dramatic slope that runs smoothly.
Its muscled fascia with chrome grille is embellished with a noticeable sign of power and dominance - Suzuki’s “S” logo. The sole variant is affixed with LED projector headlights matched with daytime running lights. It also rides on a set of 17-inch alloy wheels.
Enjoy a spacious head and legroom inside the Vitara. The mood is relaxed as its interior is dominated by the color black. The leather with suede highlights are noticeable and exudes class. An infotainment system powered by Android equipped speakers will excite users. The dashboard is well designed and displays essentials. The steering wheel is premium to hold.
Above, be amazed at the large panoramic sunroof ideally opened when driving out of town.
The second-row seats can be folded and allows a decent space for storage. Mini compartments strategically placed throughout for keeping your valuables safe are also available.
Technology & Safety Features
The Vitara GLX AllGrip comes with rain-sensing wipers, daytime running lights, cruise control, automatic headlights, paddle shifters, and parking sensors. Furthermore, it is kitted out with a 10-inch touchscreen with smartphone mirroring, a clinometer, and navigation. It is then linked to a six-piece speaker system.
Handling safety for the Vitara are six airbags, anti-lock braking with electronic brake-force distribution, a reverse parking camear, hill hold and hill descent control, an engine immobilizer, and ISOFIX child seat tethers.
Platform & Chassis
The Suzuki Vitara AllGrip is a front-engine, all-wheel-drive subcompact crossover. Its suspension setup, uses a Macpherson strut for the front, and a torsion beam for the rear. It also has 185mm of ground clearance.
Engine & Drivetrain
Under the hood of the 2022 Suzuki Vitara AllGrip is a 1.6-liter inline-4 gasoline engine. This mill can make up to 115 horsepower and 156 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to all four wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.