Suzuki Vitara (Fourth Generation)

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Refreshed (2019) Suzuki Vitara lands in South Africa

Suzuki’s Vitara has been given a makeover for 2019, the compact SUV getting a mild exterior tweak, plusher cabin materials and enhanced infotainment.

The styling changes are subtle, but include new headlight clusters (with full LED lighting in the GLX flagship) as well as a redesigned grille and bumper, and round back you’ll find a new taillight design.

Inside, the upper dashboard now features soft-touch materials, while the range-topping GLX gets a luxurious-looking suede and synthetic leather upholstery combination. The GL+ sticks to conventional cloth but gets new white contrast stitching.

The cabin has been digitised too, with GL+ and GLX models getting a new touchscreen system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, and a reverse camera. These models also receive a new 10.6cm LCD display in the instrument cluster. The base GL model, instead gets an 8.9cm monochrome LCD unit.

The range

Standard spec on the GL includes air conditioning, central locking, front electric windows, seven airbags and ESP stability control.

The GL+, in addition to that aforementioned touchscreen, adds automatic climate control, multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, rear electric windows and additional chrome detailing.

Over and above all that, the GLX gains a tilt and sliding panoramic sunroof, a keyless activation system with start button and unique trim on the instrument panel.

The power unit remains unchanged - as before all models are motivated by a normally aspirated 1.6-litre unit that pushes 86kW and 156Nm, mated to either a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearbox.

Most models are front-wheel-driven, but the range topper can be had with Suzuki’s AllGrip, multi-mode permanent all-wheel-drive system (not to be confused with the more hardcore part-time 4x4 hardware fitted to the Jimny).

All Vitaras (for the time being at least) ship with a ‘promotional’ five-year/200 000km warranty and four-year/60 000km service plan.

PRICES

1.6 GL manual R281 900
1.6 GL+ manual R318 900
1.6 GL+ auto R337 900
1.6 GLX auto R359 900
1.6 GLX AllGrip (AWD) manual R374 900

https://www.iol.co.za/motoring/latest-launches/refreshed-2019-suzuki-vitara-lands-in-south-africa-19441515
 

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I like the Vitara, might buy me one later. I saw one yesterday in the mall, next to the Ertiga. For an SUV it's strange how it looks smaller than the Ertiga.
 

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2019 Suzuki Vitara Turbo AllGrip Review | Australia - CarTell.tv

 

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Here’s how much the new Suzuki Vitara Turbo costs in South Africa

Suzuki South Africa has added a pair of new turbocharged flagship variants to its Vitara range, each powered by the engine from the latest Swift Sport.

This new 1,4-litre Boosterjet powerplant in the Vitara Turbo (known in some overseas markets as the "Vitara S") offers 103 kW and 220 N.m (down 10 units on the Swift Sport's peak twisting force) to the front wheels via either a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic transmission. The former is priced at R378 900 while the self-shifting model comes in at R397 900.

Of course, the five existing derivatives in the local Vitara range each employ a naturally aspirated 1,6-litre petrol engine (worth 86 kW and 156 N.m).

Pricing:

Suzuki Vitara 1,6 GL: R284 900
Suzuki Vitara 1,6 GL+: R322 900
Suzuki Vitara 1,6 GL+ AT: R342 900
Suzuki Vitara 1,6 GLX AT: R369 900
Suzuki Vitara 1,4 Turbo GLX: R378 900
Suzuki Vitara 1,6 GLX Allgrip: R379 900
Suzuki Vitara 1,4 Turbo GLX AT: R397 900

https://www.carmag.co.za/news/new-models/heres-how-much-the-new-suzuki-vitara-turbo-flagship-costs-in-sa/

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Suzuki Vitara Turbo (2019) Pricing & Specifications in SA

The award-winning Vitara compact crossover gains Suzuki's punchy and efficient BoosterJet engine.
Suzuki updated its award-winning Vitara earlier this year with a raft of cosmetic changes, trim upgrades and some additional infotainment and comfort features. You can read more about those details here. Now, however, the line-up gains new flagship models in the shape of 2 variants powered by the marque's new 1.4L turbopetrol, dubbed the BoosterJet. Available exclusively in top-of-the-line GLX trim, you can have either a 6-speed manual (R378 900) or a 6-speed automatic (R397 900), the latter also offering paddle shifters.

The engine delivers 103 kW at 5 500rpm and a healthy 220 Nm of torque from 1 500 to 4 000 rpm. This results in a vehicle that is significantly more responsive than the continuing 1.6L petrol derivatives. Impressively, Suzuki still claims an excellent combined cycle fuel consumption figure of 5.8 L/100km for the manual-transmission model, and 5.9L/100km for the automatic.

Suzuki Vitara pricing in South Africa

The newcomers join the existing range and comes standard with the promotional 5-years/200 000km warranty and 4-years/60 000 km service plan.

Suzuki Vitara 1.4 Turbo GLX manual R378 900

Suzuki Vitara 1.4 Turbo GLX automatic R397 900

https://www.cars.co.za/motoring_news/suzuki-vitara-turbo-2019-pricing--specifications-in-sa/47150/

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Suzuki Vitara range boosted with 1.4 turbo engine option

It’s safe to say that this new SUV entrant snuck below the radar this week.

While the South African launch of the new Suzuki Swift Sport ignited a great deal of excitement in car circles, the company also introduced an interesting new SUV option, powered by the same 1.4-litre direct injection turbopetrol engine.

Heeding to the call for a more powerful engine option in the compact SUV range is the new Vitara Turbo. While it matches its hatch sibling's power output of 103kW at 5500rpm, it does have slightly less torque - 220Nm, which is 10Nm less, but it does produce that twist a good 1000 revolutions lower, at 1500rpm. It is of course, quite a bit perkier than the normally aspirated 1.6-litre Vitara engine, which produces 86kW and 156Nm, and that’s notwithstanding the force-fed engine’s altitude advantage.

Suzuki Vitara pricing:

1.6 GL 5-speed manual R287 900
1.6 GL+ 5-speed manual R325 900
1.6 GL+ 6-speed auto R345 900
1.6 GLX AWD 5-speed manual R383 900
1.6 GLX 6-speed auto R373 900
1.4 Turbo GLX 6-speed manual R378 900
1.4 Turbo GLX 6-speed auto R397 900

Prices include a four-year/60 000km service plan and five-year/200 000km promotional warranty.

https://www.iol.co.za/motoring/latest-launches/suzuki-vitara-range-boosted-with-14-turbo-engine-option-30169910
 

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DRIVEN: Suzuki Vitara 1,4 Turbo GLX

Summary

If you're after an all-wheel-drive model, you will still have to opt for the naturally aspirated 1,6-litre engine in the GLX AllGrip variant. However, after sampling the Vitara 1,4T GLX, we can easily recommend it above the 1,6-litre models. If there were a massive price difference, one could still build a case for the free-breathing models, but there isn’t. The 1,6 GLX retails for R373 900 and the 1,4T GLX for just R5 000 more. And, of course, the latter provides better engine performance and an improved driving experience in virtually every way.

FAST FACTS

Model: Suzuki Vitara 1,4 Turbo GLX 6MT
Price: R378 900
Engine: 1,4-litre, four-cylinder, turbopetrol
Power: 103 kW at 5 500 r/min
Torque: 220 N.m between 1 500 and 4 000 r/min
0-100 km/h: 9,5 seconds
Top Speed: 200 km/h
Fuel Consumption: 5,8 L/100 km
CO2: 136 g/km
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Service Plan: 4-year/60 000 km


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Suzuki Vitara 1.4T GLX (2019) Review

Fast Facts

Price: R378 900 (Accurate as of October 2019)
Engine: 1.4-litre turbopetrol
Power/Torque: 103 kW/220 Nm
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Fuel consumption: 5.8 L/100 km (claimed)
Load capacity: 375-1 120 litres

Price and warranty

The Suzuki Vitara 1.4T GLX is priced from R378 900 and is sold with a 3-year/100 000 km warranty and a 4-year/60 000 km service plan.

Verdict

Suzuki’s 1.4-litre turbocharged engine is a real peach, so much so that it makes the (near range-topping) 6-speed GLX derivative positively shine in terms of on-road performance. More than that, the Vitara’s ride/handling balance remains a highlight and, combined with a tastefully updated and modernised cabin that is more than practical enough, the 1.4T GLX is a stronger offering than ever before. The concern, however, is at what cost?

The reality is that the new engine, combined with the higher specification of features, has resulted in a rather lofty price point for this derivative. In fact, the 1.4T GLX is now positioned at the upper end of the price spectrum in this segment... Its spec is admittedly comprehensive, but the Suzuki is now pricier than all its main rivals, including the Ford Ecosport, Renault Duster, Opel Crossland X (apart from the Cosmo) and Volkswagen T-Cross.

As a product, this Vitara is difficult to fault, but from a pricing perspective, it’s likely to be a push too far for some buyers, who may find it difficult to justify that level of outlay when there are viable alternatives available for less money. On the upside, the naturally-aspirated Vitara range still represents excellent value. If you can live without turbocharging, the Vitara is still very much a force to be reckoned with in this segment, especially considering that Suzuki has won the Brand of the Year title of the Cars.co.za Consumer Awards – powered by WesBank twice... and counting.


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What do we want? More automatics.
What else do we want? Full-size spare wheels
 

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Tested: Suzuki Vitara Turbo is solid, brisk and luxurious

VERDICT

At R480 900, the new Vitara 1.4T GLX is on the expensive side. It’s closest rivals in our view, which are the slightly less powerful turbocharged versions of the EcoSport, 3008 and T-Cross, cost between R343 900 and R365 000, for instance.

However, the Vitara Turbo is a solid, powerful and luxurious vehicle that will tick most of your boxes if you’re looking for a compact SUV below the R400 000 mark.


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Tested: Suzuki Vitara Turbo is solid, brisk and luxurious

VERDICT

At R480 900, the new Vitara 1.4T GLX is on the expensive side. It’s closest rivals in our view, which are the slightly less powerful turbocharged versions of the EcoSport, 3008 and T-Cross, cost between R343 900 and R365 000, for instance.

However, the Vitara Turbo is a solid, powerful and luxurious vehicle that will tick most of your boxes if you’re looking for a compact SUV below the R400 000 mark.


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I really don't see too many people taking this over a T Cross
 
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