Suzuki Vitara and Grand Vitara

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Background
Once upon a time the Vitara was quite the fashion accessory, available with Rhino stickers, vinyl roofs and Dakar-spec bull bars. The latest version, however, is rather more demure. For more information on the Suzuki Vitara, click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test
Based on a shortened version of the S-Cross platform, the latest Vitara sits somewhere between the Skoda Yeti and Nissan Juke in size and comes with either diesel or petrol power for its 1.6-litre engines. Roomier than the Juke, and with a bigger boot, the interior’s a rather plasticky place to be. Lots of kit, though. Bluetooth and DAB are standard, but four-wheel drive is optional – this is an off-roader designed with on-road use in mind.

The one we’d buy
Diesel and petrols have the same 118bhp power output, but the diesel is twice as flexible

The one we’d avoid like the plague
Too early to say

Rivals to consider
Kia Soul, Nissan Juke, Skoda Yeti, Vauxhall Mokka, VW Tiguan 

For
A better package than Vitaras of old

Against
Whatever happened to the Rhino graphics?

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