The Suzuki Vitara S 1.4-litre BoosterJet variant for Europe was showcased at the recently concluded 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The crossover which is made in Hungary has been available with 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines.
Based on the global C-Platform, the Vitara is a smaller and stylish replacement to the older Grand Vitara. The one-year old crossover derives its design cues from the iV-4 Concept. The car adopts a traditional SUV stance with upright pillars and boxy elements.
The Vitara S 1.4-litre Boosterjet is powered by a turbocharged petrol engine which has an impressive 138 bhp and 220 Nm of torque. Thanks to the light kerb weight of 1,210 kg, the variant has a 0-100 kmph acceleration time of 10.2 seconds. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission (with paddle shifters). The Vitara S is also equipped with AllGrip AWD system. The new gen petrol engine by Suzuki is good for a fuel efficiency of 18.5 kmpl (EDC) and has a rated CO2 emission of 127 g/km.
The Vitara S receives visual enhancements like glossy black grille, smoked alloy wheels, vertical LED daytime running lights, dual-tone exterior color options and so on. Interior gets leather and suede upholstery, metal pedal covers and Smartphone Linkage Display audio system with Apple CarPlay, etc.
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Suzuki’s Geneva Motor Show stall also had the 120 1.6-litre DDiS diesel 4×4 variant of the Vitara on display. It’s to be noted that the newly launched Vitara Brezza is based on the shortened version of the same platform.