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2016 Suzuki Vitara diesel recalled: 32 vehicles affected - UPDATE

Update - This article originally stated 47 vehicles were affected by this recall. A representative from Suzuki Australia has since confirmed the number is 32 units. See article for details. Suzuki has recalled 32 of its diesel-powered Vitara SUVs over concerns an incorrect software program could cause a loss of power...

New Suzuki Grand Vitara no closer

Suzuki appears no closer to introducing a replacement for its ageing Grand Vitara SUV, which has been on the stage in its current generation since 2005. But, despite the lack of an all-new offering on the horizon, the head of Suzuki's local arm remains upbeat about the current model's sales pace...

Suzuki Vitara and Kia Optima get five-star ANCAP ratings

Front-drive versions of the Suzuki Vitara small SUV, plus the Kia Optima mid-sized sedan range, this week received five-star ANCAP safety ratings. Neither of these mid-tier sellers had ratings before. The Hungary-sourced Suzuki Vitara managed a good rating of 35.79 out of 37 against 2015 ratings (for reference, the top-selling Mazda CX-3 managed 36...

2016 Suzuki Vitara RT-X: diesel joins Australian range

The 2016 Suzuki Vitara small SUV range is now available with a diesel engine, complementing the just-introduced S Turbo petrol variant and rounding out the line-up. The new flagship Suzuki Vitara RT-X diesel variant gets a 1.6-litre DDiS direct-injected turbo-diesel engine with 88kW of power at 3750rpm and 320Nm at 1750rpm — 100Nm more than the 1...

2016 Suzuki Vitara S Turbo pricing and specifications

The 2016 Suzuki Vitara S Turbo launches this week, introducing Australians to the company’s brand new BoosterJet petrol engine. Neatly replacing the defunct Vitara RT-X at the top of the range, the Suzuki Vitara S Turbo gets a new 103kW/220Nm 1.4-litre direct-injected turbo engine with 17kW/64Nm more than the non-turbo 1.6 still powering the base Vitara RT-S...

Suzuki Vitara, S-Cross recalled for rear axle fix - UPDATE

UPDATE: build dates and vehicle numbers confirmed. See bottom of article. Suzuki Australia has announced a recall on its small S-Cross and Vitara SUVs, over fears surrounding the rear axle installation. The Japanese car maker confirmed today that the bolts of the rear axle could loosen, break or come away from the body, potentially leading to the vehicle becoming “inoperable”...

Small SUVs coming in 2016

Mainstream small SUVs Citroen C4 Cactus – Q1 Suzuki Vitara Turbo – April MG CS/GS/GTS SUV – second half Luxury small SUVs Mercedes-Benz GLA45 update – Q1 Infiniti QX30 – Q3 Volvo V40 Cross Country update – Q3  ...

2016 Suzuki New Cars

Details of the new and updated Suzuki models launching in Australia in 2016. Vitara Turbo — April Suzuki’s sales in Australia have bounced back in 2015, up 11 per cent. 2016 is shaping up even better.  April will see the Japanese company launch a new version of its most interesting new model, the reborn Vitara, with a new turbocharged engine...

Suzuki Vitara Turbo confirmed for Australia

The Suzuki Vitara Turbo will give the Japanese brand’s baby SUV a welcome boost when it reaches Australian showrooms in the second quarter of 2016. Suzuki Australia today confirmed it would offer the turbocharged version of the Vitara in our market after initially showing strong interest following its world premiere at September’s Frankfurt motor show...

Suzuki Vitara S with 1.4-litre turbo unveiled - UPDATE: Australian launch under consideration

This week's Frankfurt motor show has brought an unveiling for the hotted-up Suzuki Vitari S and, although not yet confirmed for us, Suzuki Australia is known to be keen. The Vitara S is the first model to feature the company's new 1.4-litre Boosterjet turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine. In Euro-spec trim, the new 1...

Suzuki Vitara pricing and specifications

The Suzuki Vitara returns this week to the booming small SUV segment it helped create way back in 1988, armed with interesting design and some very sharp pricing. The reborn Suzuki Vitara serves as a companion model to the S-Cross crossover, and shares that car’s architecture and mechanicals...

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