A modern take of a classic
Suzuki Philippines Inc. (SPH), the country’s pioneer compact car distributor, launches the new Vitara AllGrip. Back in a modernized yet classic silhouette, Suzuki’s beloved SUV offers unprecedented value not found across other competitors in the market. The new sub-compact SUV, now available in the Philippines, caters to the evolving needs of young and dynamic professionals, serving as a reliable companion in exciting drives with family, friends, and the like.
“Ever since the new look of Vitara was launched in the Philippine market, we have seen enormous support for the model. One of the iconic models of the brand, this newest 4×4 vehicle provides individuality, stylish looks and added confidence on the road. This car will definitely encourage people to drive and bring more fun into their lives,” said Suzuki Philippines Vice President and General Manager for Automobile Division, Keiichi Suzuki.
Continuing the Vitara heritage
The new Vitara AllGrip is an update to a Suzuki classic that was first launched in 1988, integrating new concepts and today’s advanced technologies all while inheriting Suzuki’s SUV lineage. The new model, manufactured in Suzuki Hungary, now has AllGrip technology, an infotainment system equipped with a Clinometer function, and a range of personalization options that will give each Vitara AllGrip a unique personality. It’s as close to a living, breathing thing as an automobile can be.
Characterized by the Vitara’s bold and sporty styling, its appearance is beaming with strength and energy. In keeping with the Vitara’s authentic design, Suzuki chose to keep the traditional clamshell bonnet in the front. While from the rear, the new Vitara is stout and stable with trapezoidal lines toward the ground and a minimum ground clearance of 185mm. From the side, it has smooth roof lines for better aerodynamics, and a kicked-up character line that hints at the flared fenders.
Some upgrades to the Vitara’s body include front and rear skid plates, a front lower bumper garnish, chrome and black grained accents on the body’s side, and an improved rear edge spoiler.This model also comes with an energy-saving LED headlamps for low-beam, uniquely designed DRLs and a vertical chrome grille for a more modernized look suitable for the current times.
Feel right at home with the new Vitara’s refined interior as well, with advanced features and quality craftsmanship sure to deliver comfort and driving satisfaction, on and off the road. The interior arrangement of the new model is a combination of Suzuki’s muscular contours and sporty design. The Vitara AllGrip’s instrument panel features a muscular console that includes a round clock and round air outlets that give the panel a more youthful design.The U-shape of the shift knob supports the rugged look of most SUVs.
Additionally, the interior comes with the iconic panoramic sunroof, consisting of two glass panels that can both slide to open.
Following the theme of Suzuki’s sub compact SUVs, it comes with luggage space of 375 liters. Even when the rear seats are not folded, there’s enough space to store a golf bag. Folding the rear seats gives even more space to store larger items.
Accompanying its promise of elevated comfort and functionality, the VitaraAllGrip is also equipped with a 10-inch infotainment system with smartphone linkage function. It’s equipped with a clinometer that tells the driver the vehicle’s position in terms of pitch and roll angles. In addition, automatic wiper, light system and dimming rear view mirrors, rear camera and parking sensors, and a keyless Push-Start System add to the convenience.
Safety and performance
Under the hood, the new Vitara AllGrip does not disappoint with its 1.6-liter engine and six-speed automatic transmission with manual mode and paddle shifters. Alongside this is the AllGrip technology, Suzuki’s 4WD system, capable of handling any driving situation. The driver can switch between the four modes of Auto, Sport, Snow, and Lock depending on the road conditions and driving scenarios.
This new Vitara also focuses on safety with its other of safety features. The sub compact SUV has six SRS airbags, hill descent and hill hold control, and brake assist function. It is also equipped with an Electronic Stability Program which detects over and under steering to help the driver maintain directional control.
Adding to the already extensive safety features mentioned, the new Vitara also comes with pedestrian protection. The body is built with impact-absorbing structures that mitigate the extent of injuries if the car comes into contact with a pedestrian.
Driving is a breeze with the new Vitara’s Cruise Control system with speed limiter that provides comfort especially on long drives.
The new Vitara AllGirp comes in a choice of several colors. It comes in two-tone Prime Solar Yellow with Cosmic Black Pearl Metallic, or Solid Bright Red with Cosmic Black Pearl Metallic. It’s also offered in mono-tone colors like Galactic Gray Metallic and Cool White Pearl.
Suzuki customers can get a new Vitara AllGrip for P1,458,000 (mono-tone variant) and P1,468,000 (two-tone) at their nearest Suzuki Dealerships. For more information about Suzuki visit http://suzuki.com.ph/auto/, like and follow them on Facebook https://m.facebook.com/SuzukiAutoPh/, and follow on Instagram at @suzukiautoph.