Suzuki Australia are pleased to announce the official launch of the exciting All New Vitara, which goes on sale today across Australia.

"This Vitara re-invents the compact SUV segment with a blend of SUV lifestyle and urban convenience, which has never been offered before. This new concept of a car has so much more style and value than any competitor in its class.  Unsurprisingly, we already have a strong order bank and unprecedented consumer interest" said Andrew Moore, General Manager of Automobiles.

The All New Vitara will come in two grades – RT-S and RT-X.  All Vitara models come standard with Satellite Navigation, Reversing Camera, LED Daytime Running lights, 17 inch alloy wheels, Privacy glass and more, establishing a high value specification base.

The RT-S will have a manufacturer's recommended retail price from $21,990 for the manual transmission and $23,990 for the 6 speed automatic, incorporating F1 inspired sport paddle shift.  The top of the range RT-X will be available with a 6 speed automatic with RRP of $31,990.  As the flagship of the range, the RT-X also adds a panoramic sunroof, suede/leather interior and Suzuki ALLGRIP 4WD system, among other upgrades.

To add even more value at launch, Suzuki has implemented an impressive drive-away price for the RT-S models.  The manual will start from just $22,990 drive away, with the auto available from just $24,990 drive away, no more to pay.

"With the Vitara RT-S high spec level and Drive Away value, it will go high on the shopping list for anybody considering a new compact passenger vehicle or compact SUV" said Moore.

The Vitara's SUV lifestyle is created through a distinctive, modern design that sports an athletic SUV look, along with customary SUV passenger room and large 375 litres of cargo space.  However, for amazing city convenience, Vitara's finely tuned suspension provides car-like ride and handling, with outstanding fuel economy from just 5.8L/100klms.

"Vitara has better fuel economy than Australia's two best-selling small hatches and loads more style and space, so I am confident we will have a significant number of customers cross-over from the small car segment" said Moore.

Vitara has inherited Suzuki's rich 4x4 heritage, along with Suzuki's enhanced ALLGRIP 4WD system.  "Unlike other small SUVs, Vitara has the 4x4 credentials and ground clearance, so you can take it on far more adventurous tracks"

The All New Vitara ingeniously adds more style through its range of personalized accessories.  Customers can mix and match two-tone body colours to interchangeable interior accessory panels, to create their own unique look.  Exterior accessories like black grills and black alloy wheels add even more attitude and have proven to be very popular in Suzuki's pre-launch "Design and Win a Vitara competition".

"With Dealer fit personalization accessories, customers can tailor their Vitara to their own unique personality, something totally new and exciting at this end of the market" states Moore.

For full details, please refer to Suzuki's Vitara Media Kit.