Suzuki Vitara S 1.4 BoosterJet ALLGRIP: Perfect Skin

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor

With it’s bold and muscular styling the sporting Vitara S exudes aggression and ability, it’s wide rear arches rising from low down against the front wheels creating a powerful profile that allows the Vitara to stand out from the crowd. The Suzuki’s chromed front grille rises away from the dramatic, day time LED surrounds and front fog lights whilst the distinctive rear spoiler, privacy glass and 17″ black alloys continue the sports theme of this great looking and distinctive SUV. 

Sit inside the comfortable interior of the Vitara S and the sporting theme is evident to all. With red surrounds to the air vents, clock and dials anqd matching red stitching on the seats and steering wheel, the Suzuki creates an environment that suggests a level of sophistication and quality that fully befits this S specification Vitara. Technologically speaking, the Vitara wants for nothing, offering an impressive equipment level that includes the latest driving technology. Technology designed to make driving this SUV as easy and stress free as possible.

For comfort and convenience the Vitara S has the necessary Engine auto stop start system, Keyless entry and start, Rear parking camera, Front & rear parking distance sensors, Cruise control with speed limiter and an Adaptive cruise control system which makes travelling any kind of distance relaxing and stress free. Simple and effective, you set the cruise control as normal, select the distance from the car ahead from three predetermined lengths and the system allows the car to slow down and speed up dependent upon the speed of the car in front but only up to your preset speed.

Digital connectivity is also well catered for as the Vitara S includes USB input, DAB digital radio, an easily set up Bluetooth integrated audio unit allowing you to play your digital music collection clearly through the car’s own systems and simple to use Satellite Navigation allowing you to seek and explore those hidden destinations that the Vitara S allows you to discover.

The Suzuki’s BlueJet engine dominates the driving experience and is a gem of a unit, displacing just 1373cc and benefiting from the added go provided by a turbo, means that the Vitara develops a healthy 138bhp at 5500rpm. Put your foot down in the Suzuki and it lives up to the sporting styling evident inside and out, producing excellent performance whilst remaining incredibly efficient with a combined 52.3mpg. Turn the impressive ALLGRIP control to Sport and the driving experience is taken to the next level. It really is that good.

The ALLGRIP system also allows the Vitara S to utilise all of Suzuki’s off road experience in creating a SUV that feels planted on the road in everyday driving situations when leaving the control in automatic, the Suzuki delivering power to each corner as needed and yet in poor weather, with a turn of the easy to reach control dial, you’ve got a fully fledged 4×4 that allows you to drive further and safer than you thought possible, the Suzuki adapting to road conditions as necessary allowing you to concentrate on the drive itself.

Easy steering, a decent ride quality, good boot space and a comfortable cabin for all mean that Suzuki have fashioned a practical, ‘real life’ motoring SUV that delivers at every turn. Excellent looking, excellent driving and excellent road holding and dynamics. The price? Just £22,249. And that is an absolute bargain.

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