Vitara GLX

Tested: Suzuki Vitara Turbo is solid, brisk and luxurious

JOHANNESBURG – Much of the hype surrounding Suzuki Vitara GLX introduction of its first turbo engine in South Africa has been focused around the new Swift Sport, but those that have moved into the SUV phase of life will be pleased to know that the exact same engine has also just given the family-friendly Suzuki Vitara GLX a welcome boost.
Vitara GLX
Suzuki Vitara GLX

In Pakistan Suzuki Vitara GLX is introduced.

Until now Suzuki Vitara 1.6-litre normally aspirated petrol engine, with 86kW and 156Nm, has been the only option in the range, but now buyers can opt for a 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol engine with 103kW available at 5500rpm, and 220Nm from 1500 revs. You can only have it in front-wheel-drive format. you can choose between a six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmission, while those insisting on AWD can still have it in the range-topping 1.6-liter model, which sells in the same price range as the new 1.4T. Given the bigger body, performance obviously isn’t as exciting as Suzuki Vitara GLX is in the Swift Sport, but we never wished for more power in this compact SUV. Effortless is the word that comes to mind here, thanks to the engine’s linear power delivery and acceleration feels brisk through the gears. This car also cruises happily on the highway, and overtaking on back roads is relatively effortless too. This is the engine that the Vitara always deserved. This Vitara’s suspension is a touch on the firm side, so the ride isn’t the cushiest in this class but it’s still acceptably comfortable, while the upside to that set-up is that this vehicle is fairly agile for an SUV.   For more details about Suzuki Vitara in Pakistan and other Suzuki, products visit our website www.suzukini.com. You can also call our representative for further details and support. For the latest news and activities visit our Facebook page.