Suzuki has launched an up to date iteration of Vitara in Japan. Locally generally known as Escudo, the compact SUV makes a comeback within the Japanese market after being discontinued final yr. While by way of design, the 2022 Vitara seems to be an identical to its predecessor, the crossover advantages from an all-new hybrid powertrain.
Currently in its third technology in Japan and fourth-gen globally, Vitara made its debut again in 2014 and acquired a minor facelift in 2018. In the newest revision, Vitara receives a 140V full-hybrid tech which replaces the outgoing 48V mild-hybrid unit which it gained in its earlier replace in early 2022.
2022 Suzuki Vitara – Specs
While Japan solely will get a 140V full-hybrid choice, European customers can nonetheless select between each hybrid powertrain choices. The up to date powertrain includes a 1.5-liter DualJet four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine that’s able to churning out 99 bhp and 132 Nm of peak torque by itself. This engine works in tandem with an electrical motor that kicks out 33 bhp and 60 Nm of peak torque.
The mixed peak output stands at 115 bhp which is lower than 127 bhp pumped out by a extra highly effective 1.4-litre Boosterjet turbo petrol motor paired with a light hybrid system. As far efficiency is anxious, the up to date totally hybrid Vitara claims a prime velocity of 179 kmph whereas the SUV with a mild-hybrid tech can clock a prime velocity of 190 kmph. The former can speed up 0-100 kmph in 12.7 seconds whereas the latter can obtain the identical in 9.7 seconds.
The up to date Vitara additionally advantages from Suzuki’s Allgrip all-wheel-drive expertise that sends energy to all 4 wheels by way of a 6-speed torque converter computerized transmission. It additionally receives paddle shifters, in case the motive force needs extra management of the automobile. There are a number of terrain modes on provide together with Auto, Sport, Snow, and Lock.
This powertrain includes a bigger 6Ah battery than the gentle hybrid model of Vitara which is mounted on the boot house. This bigger battery pack allows Vitara to be pushed with all-electric energy alone for brief distances. It has a claimed gasoline economic system of 5.1 litres per 100 km on the mixed WLTC cycle.
Features & Price
In phrases of options, the newest iteration of Suzuki Vitara has been geared up with Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) as normal. It has been priced at ¥2,970,000 (approx INR 17.82 lakh ). This powertrain holds extra significance for the Indian market as a result of it is perhaps provided within the upcoming mid-size SUV collectively developed by Maruti and Toyota.
As we all know, Maruti and Toyota are growing a brand new C-segment compact SUV that can rival the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and others. The Maruti iteration has been internally codenamed YFG and is predicted to launch solely after Toyota’s model of the SUV, codenamed D22, makes its debut later this yr.
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