After seeing local sales of the Vitara compact crossover surge in 2015, Glyn Hopkin Suzuki Watford has begun deliveries of a sporty new S model that should further enhance the car’s appeal.
The first Suzuki to utilise the new BOOSTERJET technology engine, the new Vitara S features a 140 PS 1.4-litre direct injection turbocharged unit. One of the lightest cars in its class, the S model is capable of 0-62 mph acceleration in just 10.2 seconds (with both manual and automatic transmissions) and a maximum speed, where permitted, of 124 mph.
The compact new engine produces 220 Nm of torque, available between just 1,500 rpm and 4,000 rpm. CO2 emissions are 127g/km, or 128g/km when specified with the optional six speed automatic gearbox. Suzuki’s new-generation ALLGRIP all-wheel drive system, which offers peace of mind in diverse conditions, is fitted as standard on the new S model. It has four driver-selectable modes for safe, enjoyable driving in all conditions – Auto, Sport, Snow and Lock.
Visual differentiators for the new Vitara S include 17-inch gloss black alloy wheels, a unique grille design, satin silver door mirrors, LED headlamps with red projector covers, a rear upper spoiler, and black body-side mouldings. Inside, the sporting theme continues with red interior stitching, red accents for air conditioning vents and instruments, and aluminium alloy pedals.
Standard equipment for all Vitara models in the range is comprehensive and includes seven airbags, alloy wheels, DAB radio with USB and Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control with speed limiter, automatic air conditioning and front and rear electric windows. S models add smartphone link audio and navigation, Radar Brake Support and Adaptive Cruise Control.
Fraser Cohen, Managing Director of Glyn Hopkin, said: “The new Vitara has been an outstanding success for Glyn Hopkin and Suzuki, with over 5,000 sold throughout the UK last year. The combination of stylish design, excellent real-world fuel economy, safety and value has really appealed to our customers. The new S model adds a sporting dash to this award-winning package and introduces an exciting new turbocharged petrol engine. Together this can only increase the Vitara’s growing appeal.”
The S model joins an award-winning range, as the Vitara beat strong competition to be voted winner of the compact crossover category in The Sunday Times Top 100 cars of 2016. The Vitara also tasted success at the 2016 What Car? Magazine awards for the second time when it was awarded the accolade of ‘Best Buy at less than £15,000’ in the small SUV class.
The Vitara is rated one of Europe‘s safest cars according to independent crash testing results from Euro NCAP, and received the maximum 5-star rating. It was also the first compact SUV to earn five stars in the more rigorous 2015 Euro NCAP testing programme which reinforces the exemplary level of safety of the model.
The 2016 Suzuki Vitara S is now on sale at Glyn Hopkin Suzuki Watford, priced at £20,899 for the manual and £22,249 for the automatic version, or from £245 per month*.
Vitara 1.4 S Boosterjet ALLGRIP Representative Finance Example:
|48 Monthly Payments of||£245|
|Final Payment Fee||£7,743|
|Total Amount of Credit||£17,990 |
|Purchase Fee**||£10 |
|Total Amount Payable||£22,412|
|Duration of Agreement||49 Months|
|Interest Rate (Fixed)||2.8%|
Based on 6,000 miles per annum, excess mileage charges apply.
**Included within the final repayment.
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