Paris Motor Show 2014 became the seat of the presentation of several interesting new products, among which were listed as the revised versions of existing models and brand new cars. At the booth Suzuki, primarily attracted the attention of a compact crossover named Vitara, which is soon to compete for market share with the already known “players» – Kia Soul, Peugeot 2008, Nissan Juke and a number of others. New Japanese mini-crossover, despite all the names consonance with popular model Suzuki Grand Vitara, has little to do with the specified model. It is much smaller in size, and technical layout he is fundamentally different. Nevertheless, well-advertised brand name should play into the hands of the new product. The very same SUV Grand Vitara, according to the company representatives, in the near future will cease to exist.
Outside view of the new Suzuki Vitara 2015-2016 shows almost complete similarity with the concept car iV-4 shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2013. The front of the crossover formed compact, richly decorated with chrome grille, and a powerful bumper with two narrow slits intake, small round foglights and vertical lines of daytime running lamps with original chrome frame. Headlamps, fits well into the overall architecture of the front part equipped with LED optics with blue edging lenses that gives the “look” of the car a feeling of coldness.
Inspection of the crossover side you can fix typical SUV shape and proportions of the body. The vehicle’s profile is formed smoothly rising bonnet line, strongly cluttered windshield, roof line with a slight slope down as it approaches the rear rack, compact stern. Suzuki Vitara body side feature original 2015 undulations, gives the appearance more agility and speed. Feed new compact crossover from Japan formed a large tailgate, large shades back lighting, a compact rear bumper with integrated reflectors.
In general, the appearance of a new Japanese crossover deserves a good epithets. Despite its modest size, it looks very solid and courage, something resembling his older brother, the Grand Vitara. Exterior of the car not only looks good, it also almost perfect in terms of aerodynamics. Optimal wrap design provides basic body parts tailored to the data a comprehensive analysis of the behavior of air flow. In addition to excellent aerodynamic characteristics of the Suzuki Vitara 2015-2016 deprived and not mandatory for off-road attributes of a crossover – the protective plastic clothes around the perimeter and an impressive ground clearance of 185 mm.
Ending talk about appearance of a novelty, it is worth noting the huge range of colors paint finishes – all there are 15 variants. In addition, it is possible to personalize the exterior design by selecting different designs of a number of structural elements such as the grille and fog lamps.
Interior of the new Suzuki Vitara performed solidly, but virtually devoid of any interesting bright elements. Its main highlight, without a doubt, are in perfect harmony with the architecture of the front panel analog clock on both sides surrounded by circular vents of the ventilation system. Under the clock is located a 7-inch screen main infotainment system, and even lower – the climate control buttons. The instrument panel has a standard crossover configuration with two impressive dials on each side and on-board computer display in the center. Three-spoke steering wheel has a good grip, while providing easy access to the main functions by successfully built blocks of keys.
Front seat crossover with everything you need for a comfortable fit passengers almost any complexion. They have quite bearable lateral support and the required set of adjustments. But to get behind on a large scale can not really just overall rider. However, on this occasion to express engineers claim language does not turn, so as to squeeze more out of such limited size of the volume is not possible. The advantages of the rear seat we put the possibility of folding in the ratio of 40:60, so the amount of luggage Suzuki Vitara 2015 stepwise increases from 375 to 1120 liters.
Owning a crossover will be offered four options of color to interior design – turquoise, orange, white and black. These shades become part of the front panel, as well as the rings around the vents and ventilation dial analog clock.
According to its technical features new Suzuki Vitara 2015-2016 is close to another crossover brand – Suzuki SX4. This is not surprising, because both models are made on the same platform. Dimensions Vitara as follows: length – 4175 mm, width – 1775 mm, height – 1610 mm. The wheelbase is 2500 mm. In addition to serious ground clearance of 185 mm bumpy roads to the new crossover Suzuki help to overcome a very good approach and departure angles – 18.2 and 28.2 degrees, respectively.
Gamma powertrains Suzuki Vitara represented by only two engines: a 1.6-liter gasoline engine and a diesel engine of the same volume. The first is capable of delivering a maximum power of 120 hp and peak torque of 156 Nm. The second also has a power of 120 hp, but the rate of torque had much higher – 320 Nm.
For gasoline engine provides two options for transmission – 5-speed manual and 6-band automatic. Diesel unit is satisfied only 6-step “mechanics”.
Feel confident on any type of coverage to the new Suzuki Vitara four-wheel drive allows AllGrip, which, however, is not equipped with all the modifications. With its help when it detects slip at the front axle of the torque through the multi-disc clutch is sent to the rear wheels. The system operates in such a manner that on the basis of sensor data to predict the possibility of loss of adhesion to the road surface, previously connecting the rear axle. There are four modes of operation AllGrip: Auto, Sport, Snowi Lock. The choice of mode is carried out using a special selector located on the center console next to the gear lever.
The front suspension is an independent crossover configuration with MacPherson struts, rear torsion beam set semidependent. Brakes on all four wheels disc. Provided the dimension of tires – 215/55 R17.
Among the newest electronic driver assistance systems implemented in the new Suzuki Vitara in 2015, it is worth noting system RBS, uses radar to detect vehicles and avoid collisions with them. The system has a three-stage scheme of work: the danger of a collision is detected, it first issues a warning signal; if the probability of an accident becomes very high, it increases the force on the brake pedal; in a critical situation, as the system automatically initiates braking in order to avoid or minimize its effects. RBS operates in conjunction with cruise control that maintains the distance to other vehicles.