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Old 7th March 2015, 17:37   #31
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Are we getting Vitara in India ? No, for the time being. I think Suzuki makes their moolah from India and pampers the guys in UK.

Suzuki seems to be making good progress in India as well with the YRA, YBA and S-Cross all getting padded up for the game. Point to note is that the S-Cross is not going to come in as a CBU this time around unlike other half hearted attempts made by them earlier. Also, the YBA for the Indian market might be heavily 'inspired' by the Vitara as well.

If they can somehow manage to get a decent response for the S-Cross, I suspect the Vitara might come in early as well.

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The New Vitara Commercial - theme of football a world cup atmosphere , all eagerly awaiting the arrival of a brightly colored herd of orange and blue Vitaras.


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The new Vitara reviewed by AE, draws lots of positives.

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There are two routes manufacturers generally take when developing a crossover: premium or sporty. But here, Suzuki has stuck to what it knows best. The Vitara offers a rugged simplicity few rivals provide, and that’s something that will appeal to many prospective buyers.
The crossover is far more focused on practicality, with loads of rear passenger space and a 375-litre boot featuring some neat underfloor storage. Packaging, once again, proves to be Suzuki’s forte.
And some scope for improvement
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It’s not perfect – the diesel engine feels agricultural and the interior quality isn’t up to standard – but it’s spacious, good value and pleasing on the eye..
http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/suzuki-...-uk-pictures#0
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Suzuki seems to be making good progress in India as well with the YRA, YBA and S-Cross all getting padded up for the game.

If they can somehow manage to get a decent response for the S-Cross, I suspect the Vitara might come in early as well.

As much as I would love to see the Vitara battle it out with the CR-V; I'm pretty certain it won't happen. It is a case of once bitten, twice shy. After the Kizashi and the Vitara tanked, I'm sure Suzuki will be extra careful trying to venture into the 15L+ segment. MSILs cheap car - good car concept comes to haunt the premium offerings. One simply cannot equate the brand with the offering. That is precisely why the Aria didn't do well.

That said, with news like Maruti Suzuki setting up premium showrooms doing rounds - it isn't something you'd rule out entirely. They can very well let it be a Suzuki (and not a Maruti-Suzuki) and see what happens.

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As much as I would love to see the Vitara battle it out with the CR-V
Vitara is not competition for the CRV. Vitara goes head on against the likes of Renault Duster, Skoda Yeti etc with a starting price of 14k pounds in the UK compared to 22k pounds for the CRV. 14k is the exact same price of the S-Cross as well. Infact, they are competition for each other.

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That said, with news like Maruti Suzuki setting up premium showrooms doing rounds - it isn't something you'd rule out entirely. They can very well let it be a Suzuki (and not a Maruti-Suzuki) and see what happens.

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That also depends on how similar YBA is going to be. We know it is based on the Vitara, but if looks are too similar - no point launching the bigger version. At 4175mm, Vitara is almost a compact in itself. I feel YBA would just be a trimmed Vitara. If so - we are in for a treat IMO!

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Vitara is not competition for the CRV. Vitara goes head on against the likes of Renault Duster, Skoda Yeti etc with a starting price of 14k pounds in the UK. The exact same price of the S-Cross as well. Infact, they are competition for each other.
Thanks for correcting me. Was under the impression that it goes up against the CRV. The S-Cross might be their way of testing the waters. And they might end up offering both too - their entire current line-up is competition for each other. As long as the customer stays within the brand, it does not matter what you end up selling.


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Thanks for correcting me. Was under the impression that it goes up against the CRV.
The Grand Vitara indeed was pitted against CRV, but Suzuki didn't have the snob value of Honda.

But this thread is about Vitara, not Grand Vitara.

Vitara: http://www.globalsuzuki.com/automobi...ara/index.html

Grand Vitara: http://www.globalsuzuki.com/automobi...ara/index.html
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Suzuki's New Vitara scores 5 stars in Euro NCAP Crash tests.

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has provided a good or adequate protection for the driver and passenger (maximum score) in the frontal impact test. Similar results in the full width. Maximum score in both tests of a side impact. Good protection against whiplash front seats that is guaranteed by the rear. The Vitara scored maximum points in the protection of children a year and a half; the neck of the children of three years is instead subjected to forces marginally high. Some areas of the bumpers do not protect properly the pelvic area of ​​the pedestrian; insufficient results for the windscreen pillars. As for the safety systems, were evaluated the speed limiter and emergency braking. There is no notice of overcoming unintentional lane
http://www.alvolante.it/news/crash-t...at-500x-340815

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Autocar -UK reviews the New Vitara.

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Upright, square-cornered and with plenty of air inside its wheelarches, the Vitara goes after the more high-rised, genuinely dual-purpose offerings among the new breed of supermini-based SUVs.
Design and Styling

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What matters most is that Suzuki has penned a distinctive, sturdy, modern-looking design here – one with a more amiable and straightforward visual identity than plenty of its rivals.
Performance: Engines are 1.6-litre units, with one burning diesel and the other petrol.

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On the road, the 1.6-litre D16AA diesel motor impresses with strong torque off the mark and pleasing mid-range acceleration. It's quite a vocal unit, even at idle, but settles down when working and supports high overall gearing, so its note disappears at a motorway cruise
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Much like the S-Cross, mostly everything the car does exudes a basic level of mechanical competence that puts many of its heavier, more ‘sophisticated’ rivals to shame. Certainly, owners of anything previously badged ‘Vitara’ are in for a pleasant surprise. The dynamic sloppiness of a ladder-frame chassis is a world away from this latest model’s eagerness to please
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The compromise between handling and comfort in particular is well judged. Body roll is nicely regulated. What high-sided sway there is feels appropriate to whatever speed you’re doing, and you can expect whatever bumps you meet along the way to be dealt with competently
Good : Proficient handling. Quicker than you might think .Well equipped for the money


Improvements needed:

Bad : Low-cost look of interior trim. Could be more spacious. Rather dull steering


http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/...vitara/verdict

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But this thread is about Vitara, not Grand Vitara.
Never knew there are two different Vitaras, one being the Grand. [Reminds me of Armada Grand]

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The New Vitara reviewed by autoevolution - the 120 hp naturally-aspirated petrol.

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Suzuki stuck to refining its ways of building a compact SUV with the Vitara.

Vitara does away with such tendencies, offering a versatile and dependable character instead. It all starts out in the city, where the Vitara feels just as agile as a supermini.

The visibility is good, the steering is light and it all adds up for a positive urban driving experience.

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Suzukiís Vitara proves to be a reliable open road partner. The soundproofing is surprising, and the handling is trustworthy. Itís always difficult to set up the suspension of an SUV when youíre on a budget and canít install adaptive dampers, but Suzuki has made a good compromise between ride and handling.
http://www.autoevolution.com/news/20...ing-96247.html

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New Vitara reviewed again!

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Maruti Suzuki patents new New Vitara in India. Maruti seems to be on a launching spree, though late in the UV space, plans a series of C/SUV launches.
S Cross launched, YBA coming soon followed by the New Vitara and maybe the Mini crossover iM-4 later.

Maruti Suzuki has filed a design patent for the next-generation Vitara SUV in India. Chances are, this model could be launched as the brands flagship product in FY17.

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Internationally the New Vitara sits below the S Cross, will the New Vitara, in India, be more premium than the S Cross with AWD and more premium features( sun roof, etc)?

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Along with S Cross, YRA and YBA the New Vitara will be sold through Nexa.

http://www.shifting-gears.com/2015/0...oming-in-2016/

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Will it be a petrol only model this time also? What about its production-made in India or Cbu?
I will be closely following this vehicle launch from Maruti.
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Will it be a petrol only model this time also? What about its production-made in India or Cbu?
I will be closely following this vehicle launch from Maruti.
This will definitely be offered with diesel motors and will be made in India. It is important to remember that this has no correlation with the Grand Vitara; GV and Kizashi are probably Suzuki's last forays into the D-Segment space for a long time to come.
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