The all-new 2015 Suzuki Vitara was introduced at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, showing a new exterior designed as well as an overhauled interior. Clearly inspired by the iV-4 Concept that was unveiled last year at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the 2015 Vitara arrives with LED headlamps with blue projector covers that create a stylish look, an aerodynamically optimized front bumper, a roof line that slopes smoothly downward toward the rear, stylish aide lines just like those seen on the concept car and brand new tailpipes and rear bumper.
The interior was designed with personalization in mind and Suzuki promises a range of design details that enables the owners to express their personality. Customers will be able to choose from 15 body colour possibilities including three new colours and several two-tone combinations.
The new exterior colours offered by Suzuki are Atlantis Turquoise Pearl Metallic, Horizon Orange Metallic and Savannah Ivory Metallic. In addition, the Vitara can be personalized with a white or black front grille, white/black fender garnishes, instrument panel ornaments in turquoise/orange/white/piano black, louvre rings in turquoise/orange/white/piano black and centrally located clock in carbon or kanji.
When it comes to engines, Suzuki Vita will be available with the M16 1.6-liter petrol engine or the D16AA 1.6-liter diesel. The 1.6-liter petrol engine delivers 118 hp and 156 Nm of torque, while the diesel engine delivers 118 hp and 320 Nm of torque.
The petrol engine is available with a 5-speed manual transmission or with a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the diesel engine gets a 6-speed manual transmission.
As expected, the 2015 Vitara is available with a the new generation Allgrip all-wheel drive system that uses a feedback function to send more torque to the rear wheels if it detects any wheelspin at the front.
New Suzuki Vitara makes use of the carmaker’s new-generation four-wheel-drive system. Dubbed by Suzuki as ALLGRIP, this next generation four-wheel drive system offers driving enjoyment and peace of mind in various driving conditions; ALLGRIP also promotes fuel economy, thereby making the Vitara less burdensome to the environment.
The ALLGRIP system features four driver-selectable modes that allow for safe, pleasurable driving on different surfaces. Ever since ALLGRIP made its debut in the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross, it became well-known for its ability. Customers of the new Suzuki Vitara could now equip their vehicle with the next-gen ALLGRIP that now features a feed-forward function.
The feedback function allows the distribution of more torque to the rear wheels of the new Vitara if the ALLGRIP system detects wheelspin at the front axle. With this new feed-forward function, the ALLGRIP system could now predict front wheelspin risks from various factors – surface condition of the road, position of the accelerator pedal, and steering angle -- and allocate more torque to the rear wheels even before wheel-spin happens.
ALLGRIP offers four driver-selectable modes: Auto, Sport, Snow and Lock. The Auto mode prioritizes fuel efficiency in normal driving conditions by employing two-wheel drive by default. But when wheelspin is detected, the system switches to four-wheel drive.
Meanwhile, Sport is best suitable when the vehicle is tackling twisty roads. In this mode, ALLGRIP optimally employs of four-wheel drive depending on accelerator inputs. At low and mid-range engine speeds, the ALLGRIP system tweaks the accelerator/torque attributes to optimize both engine response and cornering performance.
When the vehicle needs to go through snowy, unpaved roads as well as other slippery surfaces, the Snow mode is optimal. By default, this mode employs four-wheel drive, but system control is optimized according to steering and accelerator inputs, thereby promoting traction and stability on slippery surfaces.
On the other hand, the Lock mode is suitable when there is a need to extract the vehicle from snow, sand or mud. To achieve this, this mode restricts the slipping wheel and transfers torque to the gripping wheels.