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Suzuki Vitara S wins Tow Car Award 2016

The Vitara S has been voted the winner of the Ultralight category at the Tow Car Awards 2016. Introduced by Suzuki in January, the 1.4-litre Boosterjet model provides a sportier and more dynamic character to the Vitara range and it was this latest model that really impressed the judges.

On selecting the Vitara S as the winner, David Motton, Town Car Editor of Practical Caravan magazine said: “We were thoroughly impressed with the Vitara diesel we tested last year, and this year’s petrol powered Vitara S is light enough to be considered and ultralight tow car. For a car which barely weighs more than 1.2 tonnes, stability and speed was excellent.

The S is powered by a turbocharged petrol engine which performs well, pulling the trailer from 30mph-60mps in 14.4 seconds without any waywardness. Turbocharging helps give more mid-range pull than you get from most petrols, making an engine that’s surprisingly well suited to towing lightweight trailers and micro-caravans. Your 20k buys lots of kit, impressive stability and four-wheel drive.

That makes the Vitara a worthy winner in this year’s ‘Best Ultralight Tow Car’ award.

Dale Wyatt, Sales and Marketing Director, Suzuki GB PLC added: “This is another fantastic accolade for Suzuki; our compact and lightweight SUV is proving to be really popular with around 11,000 sold since launch last year.”

The Suzuki Vitara starts from just £13,999 for the 1.6-litre SZ4 model with manual transmission. The 1.4-litre tested in the competition offers ALLGRIP as standard equipment which can also be an added extra on the SZ5.

Vitara is rated as one of Europe’s safest cars according to independent crash testing from EuroNCAP which saw the model receive the maximum five-star rating. Not stopping there, it was also the first compact SUV to earn five stars in the more rigorous 2015 Euro NCAP testing program.

For more information about the Suzuki Vitara S and to arrange your test drive, visit our Suzuki dealership in Watford, Hertfordshire, or contact us using the buttons above.