Suzuki has a long history of producing cheap, cheerful and quirky machinery, and Australia has been a happy hunting ground for the small Japanese company.
A flood of new products in 2015 and 2016 brought back the Vitara name for the first time in 17 years – albeit in a different form to the one it had in the 1990s. The five-seat, four-door Vitara small SUV comes in front-wheel drive and part-time all wheel drive versions, with a manual gearbox available at the lower end of the range. A turbocharged version joined the ranks in 2016, in response to criticism that the stock 1.6-litre petrol engine was underdone.
This vehicle is also known as Suzuki Escudo.