After over 25 years, the Suzuki Vitara is back, and it’s returned to its compact SUV roots. Following a public debut at the Paris Motor Show this October, the new five-door crossover will go on sale here in the UK next spring, and looks set to rival the likes of Nissan’s Juke and the Renault Captur.
Suzuki previewed the new Vitara at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show with the iV-4 concept, and the production model has clearly carried over a number of design cues, including a sharp crease running down the flanks and wraparound headlights that flow straight into the grille.
Like the working prototype, Suzuki’s latest ALLGRIP all-wheel drive system will be available, alongside a range of petrol and diesel engines that apparently “offer low CO2 emissions as well as outstanding fuel economy”.
The Japanese manufacturer isn’t banking on efficiency and off-road appeal alone though, and – again in keeping with the iV-4’s approach – will offer customers various colour and trim personalisation options.
Further details are fairly thin on the ground at the moment, but expect a starting price around £12,500, with more information to be revealed by Suzuki in Paris on October 2nd.