Suzuki Escudo (Suzuki Vitara) – 2015 Tokyo Live

Posted on: Oct 30, 2015 - 10:38am IST

The Suzuki Vitara had its world debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show and its JDM-spec version, the Suzuki Escudo, has made its debut at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The Suzuki iV-4 concept-based new generation model is 4,175 mm long, 1,775 mm wide and 1,610 mm tall, and has a wheelbase of 2,500 mm. These dimensions are same as the global version, Vitara.

Suzuki Escudo front quarters at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

The Suzuki Escudo is available with both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. Common to both configurations is a 1.6-litre M16A naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine that churns out 86 kW (117 PS/115 hp) and 151 Nm (15.4 kg.m) of torque. Also common, is a 6-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is rated at 18.2 km/l (2WD)/17.4 km/l (4WD).

Suzuki Escudo rear quarters at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

The global version is also available with a 1.6-litre D16AA turbo-diesel engine that produces 88 kW (117 PS/115 hp) and 320 Nm of torque. The torque output of the aforementioned petrol engine is also higher, at 156 Nm. The petrol model is available with 5-speed manual transmission/6-speed automatic transmission and the diesel model is available with a 6-speed manual transmission in markets abroad.

Suzuki Escudo rear at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Noteworthy features of the JDM-spec model include LED headlamps, automatic headlights, heated door mirrors (4WD), auto-dimming rearview mirror, 17-inch aluminum wheels, keyless push-start system, leather-wrapped tilt & telescopic steering wheel, leather and suede seat upholstery, auto AC and touchscreen infotainment system.

Suzuki Escudo interior at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

The new Suzuki Escudo is priced at ¥2,127,600 for the 2WD model and at ¥2,343,600 for the 4WD model.

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