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The Shortlist: Mid-sized SUV to replace a Mazda 3, on a budget

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...

#BuyMyVitara is the best video on the internet right now, trust me

We're not in the habit of posting used-car ads, but this 1996 Suzuki Vitara video has earned a place, thanks to some hilariously creative shoot locations and meme-inspired gags...

Aqua is back, baby!

You guys, have you noticed? Aqua is back. No, I’m not talking about the shit band from the 2000s that had the hit about Barbie. I’m talking about the colour. On cars, specifically. In even more specific terms, car brands are seemingly embracing the idea that not all cars have to be black, white, grey or silver, though the targeting is very much where you’d expect it – at the younger buyer group, the ones who aren't going to be spending more than about $40,000 on a car...

2018 Suzuki Vitara facelift spied

The Suzuki Vitara facelift has been spotted undergoing cold weather testing in Sweden. Although there's plenty of camouflage tape up front, we can see that this prototype has a mesh grille and a revised lower air intake treatment. There's also a new sensor pod lurking in the lower air dam, suggesting that the revised Vitara will feature an upgraded safety package, possibly including automatic emergency braking...

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  ...

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