New-gen Suzuki Vitara enters production in Hungary image

The 2015 Suzuki Vitara has entered production at the company’s plant in Hungary recently as the carmaker has officially announced.

The brand new Suzuki Vitara has been officially presented to the public back in 2014, during the Paris Motor Show, and it was also brought to the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, but now the model in question is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with the carmaker officially announcing its production start at the Hungarian facility, in Esztergom. The plant has been opened back in 1991 and it is currently producing the SX-4 Classic, the SX-4 S-Cross and the Swift.

The new generation of the Suzuki Vitara has been designed on a completely new platform and it is aimed towards models such as the Nissan Juke, the Renault Captur, the Opel Mokka, the Peugeot 2008, the Ford EcoSport or the Chevrolet Trax amongst others and the target has been set at 70,000 units annually. The vehicle will be launched in 70 worldwide markets and the first units should be delivered at the end of this month.

The 2015 Suzuki Vitara is the production version of the iV-4 Concept and it has received a chrome radiator grille, LED daytime running lights, FWD as standard and the ALLGRIP AWD offered as an option, along with the 1.6 liter petrol M16 engine, producing 120 HP (88 kW) and 156 Nm (115 lb-ft) of torque. Diesel lovers can choose the 1.6 liter D16AA unit, with 120 HP (88 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque. The petrol unit is connected to a 5-speed manual while the 6-speed manual is offered for the diesel. The 6-speed automatic is an option.