Suzuki Vitara compact SUV patented - China

31/12/2014 - 14:00 | ,   | Anjan Ravi

To be positioned above the S-Cross.

The Chinese media report that the new Suzuki Vitara compact SUV revealed at the Paris Motor Show this year could soon launch in China. The Changan-Suzuki joint venture has applied for patenting the SUV, as these images show.

Suzuki Vitara side patent China
The Vitara measures 4.1 meters in length.

Set to go on sale in Europe first, the Vitara is announced with 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The petrol unit makes 120 hp and 156 Nm of torque while the diesel (which is a Fiat MultiJet unit) develops 120 hp and 320 Nm of torque.

The petrol engine, which is what China would get, is available with a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The base variants are front wheel drive, whereas Suzuki's ALLGRIP 4WD technology is seen on the top-end models.

Suzuki Vitara rear quarter patent China
In Europe, the Vitara is powered by 1.6L petrol and diesel engines.

Suzuki announced that the European spec Vitara measures 4,175 mm in length, 1,775 mm in width, 1,610 mm in height and 2,500 mm in wheelbase. The 5-seater has a luggage capacity of 375 liters.

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In China, and in other markets, the Vitara will be positioned above the S-Cross. The latter will launch in India early next year, while Maruti could explore the possibility of launching the Vitara once it has introduced the S-Cross and the sub-4 meter XA-Alpha based compact SUV.

Suzuki Vitara Patent Leak - Image Gallery

[Source - Auto Ifeng]

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