2016 Suzuki Vitara RT-S Review


The new Suzuki Vitara marks a strong return for a widely recognised badge, absent from Australia for a number of years.

Its predecessors? They were forerunners of the small SUV craze that has since swept the nation, with vehicles such as the Mitsubishi ASX, Mazda CX-3, (reborn) Honda HR-V, Holden Trax and Nissan Qashqai eating into the sales of traditional little hatchbacks en masse.

In just a few months on sale, the new Suzuki Vitara hasn't quite leapt to the top of the charts, but it has tracked better than its stablemates, the much more rugged but smaller Suzuki Jimmy and the more conservative, but twin-under-the-skin, Suzuki S-Cross.

This new iteration of the Vitara doesn't offer the variety of that famous '90s staple, given there's no three-door or soft-top. Nor are there necessarily the raw ingredients for off-road heroics, at least on the base front-drive model. Read more...

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14 Feb 2017


By Tegan Lawson