Drive Car of The Year - Best City SUV 2015
Suzuki’s all-new Vitara launched just three months ago, reinventing the segment it pioneered with Drive judges awarding it the Best City SUV in 2015 ahead of the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V.
According to renowned motoring journalist and Drive Editor Andrew Maclean, the Vitara “ticks the right boxes in this booming city sized SUV class.” Maclean also endorsed the vehicle claiming “it’s comfortable, agile, secure and even a little cheeky, plus its well-equipped, good value and affordable to own.”
In this hotly-contested segment, the Drive team acknowledged the Vitara as offering a “good combination of everything.” Its impressive list of standard features including Satellite Navigation, Reversing Camera and 7-inch Multimedia Screen is supported with its first-rate driving dynamics including crisp steering, excellent suspension and a comfortable ride.
With judges voting the Suzuki Vitara “first-in-class” they further commented on the “great vision, good driving position and value” with the Vitara starting at only $22,990 Driveaway for the manual transmission.
Suzuki’s General Manager of Automobiles, Andrew Moore stated: “It’s a great result for Vitara and a testament to its outstanding value proposition and exceptional driveability, cementing its position in the ever-growing compact SUV market.”