Suzuki Vitara is a crossover/compact SUV which was first launched in Pakistan in December 2016. It was first introduced globally in 1988 as Suzuki Escudo. It is a perfect sports utility vehicle (SUV) which has won several prestigious awards. Suzuki Vitara competes with Honda Vezel, Nissan Juke, Honda HRV, BMW X1 and some other SUV in Pakistan. Suzuki Vitara 2018 comes in 2 variants GLX and GL+ with a slight difference in price.
The exterior of Vitara gives a sporty and it is much similar to Range Rover Evoque. But the interior is a bit opposite of exterior and it gives a decent look from inside. The build quality of dashboard is great, there is also an analog clock right in the middle of the dashboard, which is common in higher up models of Bentley and Mercedes.
The steering wheel of the car is telescopic and have different options like volume control, cruise control, and limiter. The instrument cluster of Vitara display information like Average Fuel Economy, Outside Temperature, Trip meter, Mode (Auto, 4X4, Snow, Mud).
Vitara have 10’1 infotainment system with options like airplay, Bluetooth, Wifi, SD Card, and USB Connectivity. A big plus for this car is it has Panoramic Sunroof.
This car is made in Hungary and that is why its safety features are quite enhanced such as 7 Airbags, impact mitigation function (IMF) and Electronic Simulator Control (ESC).
Price In Pakistan
|Suzuki Vitara GL+||PKR 3,490,000|
|Suzuki Vitara GLX||PKR 3,790,000|
|MaxPower (bhp@rpm)||115 hp @ 6000 RPM|
|Torque (Nm@rpm)||156 Nm @ 4400 RPM|
|Mileage Highway (km/liter)||14|
|Mileage in City (km/liter)||12|
|Fuel Tank||47 Litres|
|Rear AC Vents||No|
|Front and Rear Parking Sensors||Yes|
|Leather and Power Seats||Yes|
|Rain Sensing Wipers||Yes|
|Push Start and Stop Engine||Yes|
|Overall Length||4175 mm / 4.17 meter|
|Overall Width||1775 mm / 1.775 meter|
|Overall Height||2500 mm / 2.50 meter|
|Min Ground Clearance||185 mm / 7.28 Inches|
Difference – Vitara GL+ and Vitara GLX
|Tyres and Wheels||16 Inch+ alloy wheels (painted)||17 Inch + alloy wheels (painted & polished surface)|
|Shift paddles (6AT)||Yes||Yes|
|Keyless push start system||No||Yes|
|Power steering and Electric Windows||Yes||Yes|
|Touch Screen 10.1”||Yes||Yes|
|Audio||Speaker x 4||Speaker x 4 + Tweeter x 2|
|ABS with EBD||Yes||Yes|
|Parking sensors||Front||Front and Rear|
|Front Fog Lamp||Yes||Yes|
|Day/night rearview mirror||Manual||Automatic|
|Remote-control door locks||No||Yes|
|Light-off and key reminder||Yes||Yes|
|Central door locking||Yes||Yes|
|DRL (Daytime Running Lights)||No||Yes|
Available Colors in Pakistan
|Galactic Grey Metallic|
|Cool White Pearl|
|Altantis Turquoise Pearl Metallic|
|Horizon Orange Metallic|
|Cosmic black Pearl Metallic|
New Suzuki Vitara comes with Paddle Shifts which makes the car more fun and sporty. Gears can change quickly and easily using paddle shifts which are installed behind the steering wheel.
A constant speed of 45-100KM/h can be set by the driver by just pressing a button, so the driver does not have to keep on pressing the pedal.
Suzuki Vitara 2018 has a high tech 10.1-inch infotainment system which includes airplay, Bluetooth, wifi, USB connectivity, SD card, and support both Andriod and iOS.
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ABS with EBD
In an emergency braking situation ABS keeps tires from locking up and provides stability. In addition, EBD helps maintain control by sending the optimum amount of force to the front and rear wheels
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The speedometer and tachometer are located at the right and left sides, with a multi-information display within the center. The display shows information like average fuel consumption, driving mode, outside temperature, parking warnings and a gear shift indicator for a better fuel economy.
The panoramic sunroof includes two glass panels just after another, both of them can be slid by just pressing a button. The two glass panels are slid overlappingly in order not to affect the carrier space.
Automatic Wipers & Lights
Depending on the extent of rainfall and the speed of the vehicle, both wipers turn themselves on and off automatically. Similarly, automatic lights system turns head and tail light on and off depending upon the brightness in the present moment.
Tilt & Telescopic Steering
The steering wheel is adjustable in two ways which are (upward, downwards) and (towards yourself, away from yourself). It also includes seat height adjuster so the driver of diverse physiques can easily tune their own driving position.
All Grip (4X4)
The 4WD system “ALLGRIP” has four driver-selectable modes -Auto, Sport, Snow, and Lock. The driver selects the modes using a push-and-turn dial on the center console
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To provide an unmatched safety Vitara 2018 is equipped with 8 airbags in passenger and driver areas.
ESP® Controls Side Skidding
ESP® can detect wheel slip in scenarios when the road is slippery or the driver turns the steering wheel sharply, it will automatically brake to suppress the wheel slip and control over the engine torque and help the driver stay in directional control.