2018 Suzuki Vitara launched in Philippines


Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.

Suzuki Philippines has launched the 2018 Suzuki Vitara in the country with prices starting from PHP 938,000 for the GL+ variant, and PHP 1,048,000 for the GLX version.

2018 Suzuki Vitara front left quarter
Suzuki claims the Vitara is the longest and widest in its class.

The 2018 Suzuki Vitara measures 4,175 mm in length; 1,775 mm in width, and 1,610 mm in height. The wheelbase stands at 2,500 mm. The GLX variant is the top-end model, which gets vertical LED DRLs and 17-inch alloy wheels. The GL and GL+ variants come with 16-inch steel wheels.

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On the inside, the GLX variant boasts of suede/ leather seats, and a panoramic sunroof as well. The other two variants come with fabric seats. Infotainment system includes Bluetooth, navigation, USB port; and a 7-inch touchscreen. The GLX model gets a 10-inch unit, with Mirrorlink and Wi-Fi capabilities.

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Powering all 2018 Suzuki Vitara variants is a 1,586cc M16A in-line four-cylinder engine with VVT. The powerplant puts out 115 HP at 6,000 rpm, and 156 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm. The mill mates with a 6-speed automatic transmission in a front wheel drive layout. Cruise control is standard on all the variants.

2018 Suzuki Vitara rear
The subcompact SUV comes with standard rear parking sensors.

Coming to the safety department, the Vitara gets dual front airbags (side and curtain airbags for GLX); ABS with EBD; ESP; hill hold control; immobilizer, and keyless entry. The GLX variant is available in three two-tone colours; while the GL & GL+ come in 5 colours.

Suzuki is testing a facelift for the Vitara which is expected to come out internationally early next year.

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