Suzuki Vitara 2022: SUV comes as a full hybrid

Suzuki Vitara 2022: SUV comes as a full hybrid

Beginning in the first quarter of 2022, Suzuki will sell the Vitara as a hybrid with a 1.5-liter gasoline engine and an electric motor. Prices start at 29,150 euros.

The Suzuki Vitara is now only available as a mild hybrid with a 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine producing 129 horsepower and 235 Nm of torque. In the first quarter of 2022, the Japanese will introduce a complete hybrid edition of the compact SUV.

Front-wheel or all-wheel drive

The core of the new Vitara full hybrid is a 24 kW and 60 Nm electric motor that not only assists the new 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with 102 horsepower and 138 Nm during acceleration but can also propel the Vitara on its own. The system produces 115 horsepower.

Suzuki Vitara 1.0 Facelift 2019

The technology is coupled to a six-speed manual gearbox with automatic gearshifts. Suzuki cites the lithium-ion battery capacity at 0.84 kWh. A pure electric range is not stated either. When braking, the Vitara may recoup and regain energy. The hybrid model is available with front-wheel or all-wheel drive. The top speed is 180 km/h, and fuel consumption ranges between 4.7 and 6.0 liters.

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The new Suzuki Vitara 1.5 Dualjet Hybrid is offered in the Comfort and Comfort+ trim levels. Even the Comfort model boasts a smartphone-compatible entertainment system, automatic air conditioning, and LED headlights.

Standard safety features include dual-sensor-supported active brake assistance, lane departure warning system with steering intervention, fatigue and traffic sign recognition, blind-spot warning system, rear traffic assistant, and reverse camera.

The starting price for the Suzuki Vitara 1.5 Dualjet Hybrid Comfort is 29,150 euros. The all-wheel-drive model starts at 31,100 euros. The Comfort+ equipment level is available from 31,850 euros. The equivalent four-wheel-drive model starts at 33,700 euros.

Suzuki Vitara 1.0 Facelift 2019

Suzuki will add a complete hybrid model to the Vitara’s drive lineup in 2022, although the company has yet to disclose specifics about the drivetrain.