Vitara voted Honest John Car of the Year

The Suzuki Vitara has been voted as the overall winner at the 2016 Honest John Awards held in London. Since its launch just 12 months ago in the UK, the Vitara has proved to be a popular hit and was voted as the top choice by readers of honestjohn.co.uk. In addition, it also claimed the title as the Most Popular Crossover as voted by readers of the website which has more than 4,400 owner reviews posted and 2.27 million visitors to its new car review pages.

The newest addition the Suzuki 1.4-lite Boosterjet S model, was introduced in January 2016 and adds a more sporty and dynamic character to the Vitara range. It was this new model that really increased the popularity of the Vitara amongst honestjohn.co.uk readers. Additionally, the informative and light-hearted Vitara video made by Honest John last year has become the most popular review to date, with over 250,000 views.

Commenting on the awards, Daniel Harrison, Editor of honestjohn.co.uk, said: “Our readers tell us that they want cars that are practical, well built and honest when it comes to fuel consumption. Vitara offers all of that with a dash of style and sense of occasion.”

“The addition of the state-of-the-art Boosterjet petrol engine earlier this year was the icing on the cake and another reason for us to recommend what is a great all-rounder. This has been the most popular car of the past 12 months with our users and, from the feedback we’ve had so far, it has every reason to be our Car of the Year.”

Dale Wyatt, Sales and Marketing Director Suzuki, GB PLC, added that this was a “really fantastic achievement” for the Suzuki brand and that the Vitara SUV is proving to be a “really popular hit on the roads with more than 10,000 sold since launch last year.”

The Vitara is also rate as one of Europe’s safest cars on the road according to independent crash testing results from Euro NCAP, and receiving the maximum 5-star rating. Vitara was also the first compact SUV to be awarded five stars in the more vigorous 2015 Euro NCAP testing program which reinforces the outstanding safety of the model.

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