Just why is the Suzuki Vitara so popular in New Zealand? Mark Daniel found out as he test drove the new 2019 2WD turbo.
Among them will be the manual transmission GL 2WD double cab wellside. Until 30 June, this is priced $11,000 lower than rrp – $29,990 (plus on-road costs). This tows a 3-tonne braked load.
Among Mitsubishi’s Fieldays special Tritons will be the leather-equipped GLS manual at $43,490 or $45,500 (auto), the manual GLX-R at $40,500, and the manual GL wellside ($36,500) and cab chassis ($35,000).
Mitsubishi’s latest ASX crossover vehicle raised its off-road capability by several notches in the 2014 range due late this month.
Also on the stand will be the new LS and Sport 4WD models combine uprated, Outlander-level 2.2L diesel power and torque with 6-speed auto transmission. Remarkable economy too, at 5.8L/100km, plus a maximum 5-star ANCAP safety rating.
Spec levels on the new models include auto air, six-inch touch screen audio system with integrated rear view image, Bluetooth, 6 speed automatic with sport mode, roof rails, alloys and full size spare wheel. The Sport model adds leather-faced seats, heated front seats, power-operated driver’s seat and super wide HID headlamps. RRPs are LS $41,990, Sport $45,990.
Also on site will be a regular, fully equipped five-seater family Outlander, with 590-litre boot space, 4WD and able to tow a 1.6 tonne braked trailer. Its 2-litre MIVEC petrol engine is the latest high-efficiency design, powering a 12kWh lithium ion underfloor battery that powers two 60kW electric motors – one driving each axle.
This pioneering Outlander is the world’s first all-wheel-drive SUV plug-in hybrid (PHEV).