It's a rugged off-roader that performs just as well on the road, it's stylish and eye catching packed with some incredible tech and its proven to be a popular choice for the North East of Scotland - it's the Suzuki Vitara.
In January it won the 'Best Buy' award at the What Car awards and did so for the third consecutive year, in the small SUV class. It was also noted it managed an impressive 47.7mpg in the True MPG test.
The original Suzuki Vitara was launched back in 1988 where it known for having a stylish design and practical dimensions, 30 years on - it might look different but has remained loyal to those very attributes making it a hugely popular choice for motorists in the North East. The vitara has those SUV proportions so looks tall and muscular but it also brings with it a sporty feel due to the shape of the sculpted panels. Then there are those alloy wheels, silver roof rails and LED daytime running lights confirm the car’s premium nature.
It's interior features give it a sophistication to be proud of, with a combination of leather and suede seating it's both soft to the touch and feels premium with the red stitching the colour combination is both stunning and classy. A minimal dashboard design also allows for the incredibly intuitive 'infotainment system' take centre stage and allow it to become part of the real Vitara experience. The range-topping SZ5 also brings with it a three-spoke leather steering wheel paired with silver accents and more of that red stitching. Once behind the wheel you'll feel for yourself that the Vitara is eye catching inside, as it is on the outside.
It also features keyless entry tech meaning the keys can stay in your pocket and the engine will fire up on the touch of a button.
With the Vitara there's simply no avoiding the infotainment system that takes centre stage with it's large touch screen that's intuitive and ads to the Suzuki experience. With DAB radio and bluetooth connectivity a USB input and steering-wheel controls to aid the listening experience even further. If you upgrade from the entry level Vitara (SZ4) means you can link a smartphone with the unity and also have a satellite navigation system to be proud of, also have a rear parking camera.
The Vitara S is the top of the range option that has a tweak set of design features and Suzuki technology under the bonnet that sets it aside from the others. Let's not concentrate too much on the silver door mirrors, or five-slot grille or even the sharp LED projection headlamps for incredible visibility. The Vitara S - has a switch to take it from auto mode - to either Sport to see an increase of horsepower kick in or Snow/Mud to give you ALLGRIP four-wheel drive capabilities that gives you even more flexibility and fun driving off road.
It comes with a 1.4 litre engine, which by itself wouldn't be much but when it uses Suzuki's Boosterjet technology it brings turbocharged power for fast acceleration over almost any road surface. Direct fuel injection makes sure the engine utilises every drop of petrol for greater efficiency too. An automatic option is also available for a more relaxing experience. Only when you pop into C&M McDonald's and test drive the Vitara S and experience the Boosterjet for yourself will you truly understand why people rave about it. It's simple mind blowing for 1.4litre.
AIt has ABS and ESP braking, hill hold assist and is has an award winning five-star rating from Euro NCAP. But it also brings with it Radar Brake Support is included as standard – a genius piece of technology that will automatically apply the brakes when it detects hazards ahead.
Perhaps leaving the best till last when it comes to driving the Vitara S on Aberdeenshire roads is 'Adaptive Cruise Control', where the Vitara will slow accordingly behind the vehicle in front, then accelerate when clear again. One you start using it - you may well find yourself hooked, not just on that - but everything that the Vitara has to offer and Suzuki raises the bar for what you'll come to expect...
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