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The first example of the Suzuki Vitara’s new generation has recently rolled off the production line in Esztergom, Hungary.

Suzuki has begun manufacturing the new generation of the Vitara in Hungary, at the Esztergom plant, and the first unit has recently rolled off the assembly line. The model in question has been driven off the line by Viktor Orban, the Hungarian Prime Minister. The official has done the same with the SX-4 S-Cross back in 2013 and with the 3rd Swift generation back in 2010. Osamu Suzuki, the Suzuki Motor Corporation CEO and chairman has also attended at the event and he has announced the company’s plans of producing 70,000 new Vitara SUVs in the first year, relying on 74 Hungarian suppliers to get this accomplished.

The 2016 Suzuki Vitara will be a global vehicle as this will be introduced in more than 70 markets, worldwide. The model in question should arrive in no less than 100 countries in its first 3 years so expect to see a lot of them on the road in the near future. The brand new Suzuki Vitara is currently available for orders at dealerships across Hungary and other European countries and this is riding on a new platform and getting the ALLGRIP four-wheel drive system, as an option. The engine lineup includes the 120 HP 1.6L petrol and 120 HP 1.6L diesel, with the first one connected to a standard 5-speed manual, with the 9-speed auto available as an option this summer, while the diesel getting a 6-speed manual transmission.