The RT-S is the entry grade of the Vitara range and the most affordable version is the one with a manual gear box with its list price of $21,990 (pay $2000 more and you can have the automatic transmission).

The RT-S comes standard with a touch screen, sat nav, reversing camera, Apple CarPlay (but not Android Auto), Bluetooth and iPod connectivity, four-speaker stereo, cruise control, shifting paddles, air-conditioning, privacy glass in the rear, cloth seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 17-inch alloy wheels, roof rails and LED running lights.

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The Vitara RT-S is front-wheel drive and has a 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol that makes 86kW and 156Nm with a choice of five-speed manual gearbox or six-speed automatic.

The Vitara RT-S was given a five-star ANCAP rating in 2015. While there is no advanced safety equipment, there’s still ABS, traction and stability control and seven airbags.

For child seats there are two ISOFIX points and three top tether anchor points across the second row.