It's not just in the 4x4 SUV segment that Suzuki excels either, as the recently launched Swift 4x4 Dualjet model at £14,199 also emits 111g/km and, in the Crossover segment, the S-Cross 1.6DDiS SZ-T at £21,299 is only slightly higher at 114g/km.
From the launch of Vitara in April, Suzuki will offer three low CO2 emission 4x4 models from its range and these are all within the top four most fuel efficient 4x4s on the market. At £21,299 for the SZ5 DDiS ALLGRIP, buyers would need to spend almost £6,000 more to gain any advantage in emissions by moving to a competitor model that utilises a hybrid drive system.
Four-wheel drive is typically seen as detrimental to fuel economy and emissions performance. By contrast, Suzuki's ALLGRIP system enables CO2 emissions that are remarkably low for a four-wheel drive petrol-powered SUV as well, with figures of 130g/km with five-speed manual transmission and 131g/km with optional six-speed automatic transmission that will be available in the summer.
New Vitara - Specification Highlights and Pricing
Standard equipment specification for the SZ4 model includes seven airbags, 16-inch alloy wheels, DAB Radio with USB and Bluetooth connectivity, Cruise Control with speed limiter, auto air conditioning, front and rear electric windows and projector headlamps.
SZ-T adds 17-inch silver painted alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, Smartphone link audio and navigation system.
Moving up to SZ5 adds LED Projector headlights, 17-inch polished alloy wheels, suede seat fabric, keyless entry with start button, Adaptive Cruise Control, Radar Brake Support and Panaoramic sunroof.
|Model||Vehicle OTR Price|
|1.6 SZ5 ALLGRIP||£19,799|
|1.6 DDiS SZ-T||£16,999|
|1.6 DDiS SZ5||£19,499|
|1.6 DDiS SZ5 ALLGRIP||£21,299|
|Urban Pack (for SZ-T & SZ5)||£500|
|Rugged Pack (for SZ-T & SZ5)||£500|
|Metallic Paint (for all models)||£430|
|Dual-tone Paint (for SZ-T & SZ5)||£800|