The Problem with Suzuki Vitara that No One Will Tell You – 2021

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Suzuki Vitara was released on 21st November 2019 in the European Suzuki division. In the new model, the appearance has been refreshed. The front features a newly designed grille and bumper, and L-shaped LED daytime running lights on both sides of the bumper. Inside, the dashboard has a new design, and Suzuki says it uses soft-touch materials to improve quality. Suede material seats are used in the highest grade, and Bluetooth is standard equipment on all models. An audio and navigation system linked with a Smartphone is standard equipment on the advanced grade.

In the 2019 model, the gasoline engine has been diminishing from the conventional 1.6 liters to 1.0 liters and 1.4 liters. The direct-injection 1.0-liter in-line 3-cylinder gasoline turbo “Booster Jet” produces a maximum output of 111ps. As an option, a 4WD system called “All Grip” is available. Four modes of auto, sports, snow, and rock can be switched according to the road surface condition and driving scene.

The new model is equipped with the latest Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). “Dual sensor brake support” detects vehicles and pedestrians in front with two types of sensors, a windshield monocular camera, and a laser radar. Then, when it is determined that there is a risk of collision, the driver is warned by a buzzer sound or a display in the meter. When the brake pedal is pressed strongly, the brake pedal force is assisted. When the possibility of a collision increases, a strong brake is automatically applied to avoid the collision or reduce the damage in the event of a collision.



The bold, sporty and powerful exterior that is typical of an SUV has a distinctive square wheel arch that houses 16-inch wheels, a powerful front face, and a distinctly dynamic side shape that makes it stand out in the city. Nine patterns of body colors, including two-tone roof specification vehicles, and optional packages that match the user’s lifestyle are available to meet various needs. Comfortable equipment such as smartphone-linked display, cruise control, and back camera. All car driver airbags are standard equipment.

The 1.4-liter in-line 4-cylinder gasoline turbo “Booster Jet” produces a maximum output of 140ps and a maximum torque of 22.4kgm. It exceeds the conventional 1.6-liter maximum output of 120ps and maximum torque of 15.9kgm.


In terms of power, the new car is equipped with a 1.4T turbocharged and 1.6L naturally aspirated engine. Its maximum power is 90 kW and 102 kW, and the peak torque is 158 Nm and 220 Nm. The transmission system is matched with this. It is a 6-speed manual transmission. The gear shift is smooth, the speed change is free, and the power performance is quite good. Motivational power is largely the same as Suzuki Vitara’s previous facelift-at international market. There is a choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive, the latter under the ALLGRIP brand, five-speed or six-speed manual transmission adds a six-speed automatic.

However, one thing we do know is that the top Vitara RT-X diesel model will be canned, because Suzuki, like many manufacturers, is looking for a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicles to achieve its energy-saving future.

This leaves gasoline power, but when Europe gets an 82KW 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged jet engine to replace the old 88KW normally inhaled 1.6-liter unit, the Australians will continue to get a larger non-turbine engine.


Suzuki Vitara is very easy to ride but it is heavier than a normal city car. It can hold the road at a high enough speed. 0.2 seconds are taken to get 0-60mph speed. On all four wheels, it can get 118mph smoothly. Consumption of fuel is 6.1 Litre per 100km at the speed of 46mph. The top speed of Suzuki Vitara is 200 km/h or 124mph. It has a curb-weight of 1150 kg and an average of 53.3 mpg and travels 551 miles. Before it needs to refill its fuel tank of 47 liters. You have the choice of a 5-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The “lane deviation warning” detects the left and right lane markings of the lane. while driving at about 60 to 100 km / h and predicts the course.

If it is determined that the vehicle is out of the lane due to carelessness ahead, an alarm is issued by a buzzer sound. A display in the meter, and an indicator light to alert the driver. “Sign recognition” informs the driver of the maximum speed recognized by the monocular camera. The prohibition of overhanging traffic, and the prohibition of vehicle entry by displaying a sign in the meter while driving. In addition, the 2019 model features a bright spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alerts.


The engine is fitted with a maximum capacity of 140 PS at 5500 rpm, and a maximum torque of 220 Nm at 1500 rpm at 138 Bhp – 103 kW. With a 6-speed manual gearbox, the power is transferred via an all-wheel-drive (AWD). The conventional engine is only 1.3L diesel that has cleared the Indian BS4 emission regulations (equivalent to Euro 3). The combined transmission is a 5-speed MT and 5-speed AGS (2-pedal MT with automated clutch), and the drive system is FF only. The biggest change of this minor change is the installation of a 1.5L gasoline engine. This engine is similar to Jimny Sierra in Suzuki cars sold worldwide, and the specifications are almost the same as Jimny Sierra with a maximum output of 103 horsepower and a maximum torque of 14.1 km.

According to the official information released, the total length of the engine is 3955 mm, the total width is 1790 mm, the total height is 1640 mm, and the size belongs to the B segment. The power unit is a 1.3-liter diesel engine with a maximum output of 90ps and a maximum torque of 20.3kgf.m.

In recent years, cars around the world seem to be powerless considering that the maximum output of a 1.5L gasoline engine is about 115 horsepower. But this may be sold in an emerging country called India, taking into consideration the quality of gasoline, etc. This is probably because it has a safety margin represented by durability.

Horse Power

The engine of the test car was a 1.4-liter gasoline engine, which injected fuel directly into the cylinder and had an output of 140 horsepower. This is XNUMX orders of magnitude higher than the 112 cylinders, turbocharger, and new XNUMXhp product.

As you can imagine, the much more important advantage of the new car engineer is its torque. The maximum value of 220 Newton meters is already available at 1500 rpm and does not change over a surprisingly wide range (up to 4000 rpm).

Suzuki’s global strategic vehicle, Escudo, has various names depending on the country of sale and the engine installed. Suzuki Vitara is the name of Escudo’s V6 equipped model and corresponds to the 2nd and 3rd generation models. Currently, the 3rd generation Escudo is produced as Grand Vitara in India.

As mentioned above, Suzuki Vitara will be a reprint of the old Escudo. However, if the current model debuts with the Grand Vitara equipped with the V6 or equivalent high-power engine. The possibility of introduction may increase.

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