Suzuki Vitara: Everything You Need To Know About All-Grip

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Vitara is Suzuki’s answer to small crossover segment, which arrived first in 1988. Since then, the company has been introducing periodic repetitions to bring a well-adequate package for its consumers. Globally, Suzuki brand is known for its specialization in Kei cars, but in fact, the company’s interest in small SUVs dates back to 70’s when the company launched all-time popular “Jimmy”.

The current Suzuki Vitara looks simple and takes clues from its previous generation as far as the exterior is concerned. The crossover looks sporty, agile and rugged. In certain perspective, it looks more like a hatchback lifted up from ground, increased ground clearance with bigger wheels and fender flares. In fact, most of the crossovers have the same phenomena as they are based on a car or hatchback platforms. Every country where Suzuki launched Vitara, is very well praised among its competition. Regarding dimensions, The New Suzuki Vitara is 4175mm long, 1775 mm wide, while 1610mm high with a wheelbase of 2500mm and ground clearance of 185mm.

Also Read: A Reality Check on Suzuki Vitara

Physical dimensions are well and good, but now we come to address the matter of this blog’s highlight: ‘All-Grip’. For too many times, you might have heard Suzuki Vitara ‘All-Grip’, and at some point, you might’ve wondered, what exactly is it? Well, Suzuki defines ‘ALLGRIP’ as a 4WD system that has four driver-schedule modes -Auto, Sport, Snow and Lock- which can be selected by using the push -and- turn dial on the center console.

Auto Mode

This mode keeps the vehicle in 2WD. However, when onboard computers detect anomalies in the vehicle’s drive capability, it automatically switches to 4WD. This mode is designed to prioritize fuel economy and is recommended for everyday use. On a side note, the company’s technicians remark that this mode also detects changes in weather like a shower and adapts accordingly.

Sport Mode

This mode changes accelerator and torque characteristic for better engine and throttle response. Sports mode activity actively uses 4WD to deliver optimal performance on sharp bends and winding roads. In a nutshell, this mode firms up vehicle’s ride and throttle response for aggressive cornering and ride.

Lock Mode

This mode continuously distributes high torque to the rear wheels to generate maximum traction. If for some reason the vehicle gets stuck, the ESP and other controls are optimized to direct the power in such a way that it maximizes the torque for extraction from deep snow and mud. Braking is applied to slipping wheels, and maximum torque is transferred towards gripping wheels.

Snow Mode

This mode is designed to provide maximum configurations on slippery surfaces, such as snow and mud. In accordance with accelerator pedal and steering inputs, Snow Mode calculates slippage before it occurs and allocates sufficient torque to each wheel in order to ensure maximum grip. Thus Snow Mode coupled with VSA offer a much-needed vehicle stability in slippery conditions.

Also Read: 5 Differences Between Suzuki Vitara GL+ and GLX

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  • Munir Baluch

    There are other manufacturers in the world too? PSL is trying to sell junk via this platform…..check the price of this Khatara………LoL.

  • Auto expert

    Admit it, suzuki vitara is a real game changer , YES , if you compare vitara with Toyota fourtunar, BMW X5 and other audi A3 and A4 , this is a must car to have , this is a real game changer in this category. It is reasonably priced in Pakistan, and believe me This car will always be on high sales in Pakistan in this segment. although I hate mehran , cultus and wagon R , but this kind of stuff is superb…. a long lasting effort made by suzuki pakistan.

  • Fazal Wahab

    how you can compare a Vitara which is a compact crossover against a sedan in shape or A3, A4, or X5 and Fortuner? Vitara goes against compact crossovers n shape of Mazda CX3, Vezel, HRV, and newly released CH-R

  • Salman Ahmed

    Yep I get same impression .

  • Ammar Mehmood

    a sub compact crossover for 3.8Mil, suddenly the civics and altis are looking reasonably priced cars in Pakistan. be it vitara or the HRV i cant get how a sub compact crossover is highly priced than a compact sedan?

  • Waqas

    Pakwheels, i respect you job but you have to make a big effort in car comparison, the car comparison have to be done in the same class, for exemple this vitara have to be compare with Toyota avenza, Honda vezel, audi q3, but i kwon you point of view you want to show to pakistani Customers another cars, to tear the Monopoly of pakistan, but in this fact you don’t have to make a comparison.

  • Kithara

    lol wait and watch another flop after kizashi. Who give a damn to suzuki when other top rivals are around. Get a life and ask suzuki to concentrate on 1000 cc category else they are going lose to another upcoming competitor

  • khatrara

    After watching the price of this khatara it seems suzuki management is out of their minds lol

  • JTPakistan

    Can anyone tell if this is assembled locally or imported from Japan?

  • JTPakistan

    Pakwheels should go to Islamabad and push Government to set free the auto market of Pakistan so it can grow and prosper in favor of 20 crore consumers.

  • JTPakistan

    I agree. Suzuki is a failed company in US & EU. No one even respect them in those countries.

  • Khuram Shahzad

    and if you go through history VITARA always remained popular and praised well among all Suzuki line up

  • Zulfiqar Ali Soomro

    Imported. That is why its price is high

  • Khurram Aslam Chaudhry

    Don’t forget to compare it with Jimmy which was already priced very high just after launch with no reason… 2nd think that they are just want to cash the trend that the people of Pakistan are going crazy for crossovers and they want to cash it otherwise there is no reason to price these crossovers like hr.v & vitara to priced higher than compact sedans like civic and altis.

  • fed up

    Dacia Sandero alone can kill all Suzuki models of 1000cc.Sandero is most affordable and featured car but in low price. It has priced in UK 5995 pounds=778000 PKR. Dacia shown interest to set up plant in Pakistan.

  • django

    from hungury

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