[update] More details and new photos released
Suzuki has taken the wraps off the new Vitara SUV during the Paris Motor Show.
Essentially a production version of the iV-4 concept, revealed in Frankfurt last year, the model comes with a toned down styling that features a massive chrome radiator grille and integrated LED daytime running lights in the front bumper.
The new Vitara is powered by the M16 1.6-liter petrol engine or the D16AA 1.6-liter diesel engine. Both have a peak power of 120 HP (88 kW), but the diesel has 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque against 156 Nm (115 lb-ft) for the petrol.
A five-speed manual transmission will be available for the petrol engine, while the diesel power plant gets a six-speed manual. The M16 can also be equipped with a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Front-wheel drive will come as standard, while the ALLGRIP all-wheel drive system sourced from the larger SX4 S-Cross will be offered as an extra paid option.
The model is scheduled to go on sale in United Kingdom from next spring. It will be available with a generous array of personalization options including numerous colors and trims.