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by Tim Beissmann

Pricing for the all-new Suzuki Vitara compact SUV has been revealed in the fine print of a competition on the car maker’s website.

The terms of conditions page of Suzuki Australia’s ‘Win a Vitara’ competition explains the prize on offer is a Suzuki Vitara RX4 with an automatic transmission and metallic paint valued at $32,990.

Additional fine print explains the prize value includes on-road costs, suggesting the Vitara RX4 auto with metallic paint will cost $32,990 driveaway when it launches locally next month.

It’s believed the RX4 variant listed is a high-end variant, potentially the flagship of the Vitara range, with lower-spec variants to be priced well below $30,000.

We expect Suzuki will charge a slight premium for the stylish Vitara over its twin-under-the-skin, the S-Cross, which is priced from $22,990 driveaway to $34,990 driveaway.

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The Vitara will become the third compact SUV in Suzuki’s local line-up, joining the S-Cross and the Jimny. At 4175mm long, 1775mm wide, 1610mm high and riding on a 2500mm wheelbase, the Vitara has smaller external dimensions than the rival Holden Trax but has a marginally larger boot (375 litres).

The Vitara will be powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine (potentially matching the S-Cross’s 88kW/156Nm outputs) and will be available with five-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmissions, and with both front- and all-wheel drive.

Two-tone paint schemes and colour options for the alloy wheels and interior trim panels will give Vitara customers a range of personalisation options. Touchscreen infotainment systems with Apple CarPlay are also expected to be fitted standard.

Full details of the Suzuki Vitara will be revealed when it officially goes on sale in mid-September.




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