The new Suzuki Vitara Hybrid
The new Suzuki Vitara Hybrid arrives in Ireland

Suzuki has enhanced their Vitara range with the addition of a new hybrid. The new Suzuki Vitara Full Hybrid goes on sale in Ireland priced from €28,995.

The current generation of the Vitara was updated in early 2019, with higher specification and 48V mild hybrid technology added in 2020.

Suzuki Vitara Hybrid in Ireland

The new Vitara Hybrid uses a 1.5-litre petrol engine, 140V lithium-ion battery and inverter, Motor Generator Unit (known as MGU), a 12V lithium-ion battery as well as a conventional 12V lead-acid battery to power components requiring lower voltage such as lights, instruments and heating / air conditioning. The power output is 115 hp, while CO2 emissions are rated at 121g/km.

The new Hybrid system has two switchable modes- Eco and Standard. The Vitara Hybrid is equipped as standard with Auto Gear Shift (AGS) that automatically shifts the manual transmission and gear ratios that are optimised to help provide a good combination of performance and fuel economy. The transmission also has a manual mode with steering wheel mounted shift paddles.

The interior of the Vitara Hybrid
The interior of the Vitara Hybrid

Anything else?

The SZ-T model features a strong specification including 17-inch silver painted alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, white stitching for seat trim fabric, smartphone connectivity, rear parking camera, keyless entry/start, navigation, climate control, Dual Sensor Brake Support, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Traffic Sign Recognition, and Adaptive Cruise Control.

The new Vitara Full Hybrid is also available in SZ5 trim, priced from €30,995. Moving up to SZ5 adds 17-inch polished alloy wheels, suede seat upholstery, Panoramic sunroof, front and rear parking sensors and availability of ALLGRIP 4WD as an option.

The new Suzuki Vitara Full Hybrid joins the Vitara Mild Hybrid, already on sale here priced from €26,535.

The Vitara is produced at the Magyar Suzuki plant in Hungary.

Suzuki has recently launched new models in Ireland – the S-Cross and Swace.

The Vitara Hybrid is available with four wheel drive
The Vitara Hybrid is available with four wheel drive