4x4, News, SUV

Suzuki launches Jimny Adventure Special Edition

Suzuki has added an Adventure Special Edition to its Jimny range for 2016.

With a very limited production run of just 200 units for the UK, the Jimny Adventure is based on the ‘high spec’ SZ4 model which includes Dark Silver 15-inch alloy wheels, synthetic leather seats, air conditioning and rear privacy glass as standard. Unique added features includes full screen satellite navigation with Bluetooth connectivity, a hard spare wheel cover with ‘Adventure’ logo as well as individual Pearl White Metallic/Quasar Grey 2-Tone paint finish.

The Jimny is equipped with an all-alloy 16 valve 1.3-litre engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) for a ‘lively performance and strong fuel economy’ from its light kerb weight of just 1,090 kg. The Adventure model is available with manual transmission that returns an official 39.8mpg combined cycle driving and CO2 emissions of 162g/km.

The new Suzuki Jimny Adventure Special Edition is on sale now, priced at £14,949 OTR including metallic paint.

Hatchback, News

Suzuki Special Edition Swift SZ-L

Suzuki has revived the Swift 'SZ-L' special edition.

Previously limited to just 500 units, the special edition is available as either three or five door with manual transmission and is based on the SZ3 trim. This comes equipped as standard with seven airbags, ESP, air conditioning, USB port, Bluetooth and LED daytime running lights. This latest special edition adds a unique exterior design with Gloss Black 16” Alloy wheels, rear upper spoiler and SZ-L badging.

Further standard equipment features for SZ-L include satellite navigation, DAB Radio, cruise control, Sport type steering wheel with silver stitching plus further silver stitching to the seats and gear lever boot. Available in seven colours, a new Horizon Orange metallic is also available for the first time on the Swift, a cost option of £430.

The 1.2-litre Dual VVT 94PS engine is described by Suzuki as one of the most powerful in its class, with low emissions of 116g/km CO2 while returning 56.5mpg on the combined cycle.

On sale now, the Suzuki Swift SZ-L is priced at £10,999 for the three door model and £11,499 for the five door.

Concept Car, News

Suzuki Baleno set for Frankfurt debut

The all-new Suzuki Baleno is to make its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

The debut of the full production version follows on from the iK-2 Concept seen at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. 

The Baleno is to feature the first application of a newly developed 1.0-litre BOOSTERJET direct injection turbocharged petrol engine. 

Suzuki says the Baleno's layout has been optimised and various technologies used to reduce weight in order to meet the rigorous size and weight requirements specific to compact cars. 

Further details will be revealed at the Suzuki press conference at the Frankfurt Motor show on Tuesday 15 September.

The new Baleno is scheduled to go on sale in the UK early next Summer.

SUV, News, Crossover

Suzuki adds Vitara ’S’ model

Suzuki has confirmed it is adding a more sporting and dynamic model to the Vitara line up.

The Vitara 'S' model is equipped with 17-inch Gloss black alloy wheels, a unique grille design, satin silver door mirrors, LED Headlamps with red projector covers, rear upper spoiler and black side body mouldings. On the inside the sporting theme continues with red interior stitching, red accents for air conditioning vent and instruments and aluminium alloy pedals.

The Vitara S is available in Bright Red (solid colour), Cool White Pearl metallic, Galactic Grey metallic, Cosmic Black metallic and is the first Suzuki to be powered by the new 'BOOSTERJET technology' engine which, in the Vitara, is a 140PS 1.4-litre Direct Injection turbocharged unit (DITC).

The newly developed BOOSTERJET engine features improved fuel efficiency using a small displacement, high torque turbocharger. By controlling the wastegate valve, the system reduces pumping loss, thus achieving high levels of both power and fuel-efficiency - combined fuel consumption comes in at 52.3mpg for the manual transmission model. With a 0-62mph time of 10.2 seconds for both manual and automatic transmissions, the maximum speed where permitted is 124mph.

A six-speed manual transmission is fitted as standard with optimised gear ratios to help provide a good combination of performance and fuel economy. Additional measures include a shift lever counterweight to 'help provide a smooth, positive shift action'. A six-speed automatic transmission is available optionally.

CO2 emissions for the new S model with its standard ALLGRIP system and manual transmission is 127g/km and one gram higher for the optional automatic transmission. The ALLGRIP system is fitted as standard on the new S model and has four driver-selectable modes - Auto, Sport, Snow and Lock.

The new Suzuki Vitara S model goes on sale in the UK from January 2016, priced at £20,899 for manual and £22,249 for the automatic version.

Crossover, News

Suzuki unveils Mighty Deck in Tokyo

Suzuki has debuted a new concept - the Mighty Deck - at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show.

The Mighty Deck, which does seem to resemble a mighty duck, offers 'new kinds' of fun in the minicar segment according to the Japanese manufacturer.

The theme for the Suzuki's stand is "SUZUKI NEXT 100" as the brand will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2020. The exhibits represent proposals for products and technologies that give a sense of the company's preparations for ongoing success in the next 100 years, with a range of concept models will show how Suzuki can deliver 'wonder and enjoyment to drivers and riders'.

The Mighty Deck is described as a fun-oriented minicar with a canvas top for an open load deck that can be repositioned for diverse purposes, adding extra utility. The deck opens and closes automatically.

Suzuki says the "urban/outdoor" concept is embodied by features that 'free people to move between contrasting situations and mind sets: city and nature; home and away; work and leisure or relaxed and playful'.