The transition from internal combustion engines to electric powertrains goes through hybrid powertrains. Here are the details of the 2022 Suzuki Vitara.
The 2022 Suzuki Vitara hybrid has been launched in the international markets but it doesn’t look like it would make it to India. Still, it is surely interesting to see what the foreign media feels about this new SUV, especially since we feel it would make for a good upgrade option for the current Maruti Brezza owners. Also, even if this particular version doesn’t make it to India, it could give us relevant hints as to what the Suzuki all-electric mid-size SUV could look like. Here are all the details of the hybrid SUV.
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Suzuki Vitara Hybrid – Exterior
The design language of the Vitara is not too different from the Grand Vitara that was sold in our market a few years ago. The front fascia boasts of a slated chrome grille, chrome inserts on the fog lamp housing, sleek LED headlamps, sporty and muscular bumper and LED lights around the fog lamps. The sides don’t wear any creases but the 17-inch alloys light up the side profile along with the black side pillars and roof rails. The tail-end features split LED lights, an integrated roof spoiler and a sporty skid plate on the bumper. While this model carries the DNA of the regular Vitara, there are hints of modern elements.
Interior and Features
On the interior, there are not too many changes from the regular version. There are features like a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Steering-mounted Controls, Connected Car Tech Features, Bluetooth, Navigation, Automatic Climate Control, Reversing Camera, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring System, Lane Keep Assist, 7 Airbags, Traffic Sign Recognition, to name a few. It is a great value for money deal with such modern comforts and conveniences but the overall quality of the plastics used inside the cabin is not exquisite.
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The 2022 Suzuki Vitara hybrid comes powered by a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol hybrid powertrain to output 115 hp and 138 Nm of peak power and torque respectively. There is aid from the 24 kW electric motor to ensure that the performance is not lacking in any way. It will also enhance fuel consumption. The transmission duties are carried out by either a manual or an AMT gearbox. Let us wait and see if any iteration of the Suzuki Vitara hybrid is seen in India anytime soon.