Auto Trader verdict:
The Vitara has finally got the engine it deserves, giving Suzuki’s crossover the verve to match its sprightly character. Unfortunately, as things stand, this turbo engine is only available with a top-end specification, which makes it a pricey proposition. This may prove prohibitive for many prospective buyers and also places the Vitara uncomfortably close to many more accommodating and more accomplished competitors. Match the engine to a more affordable spec, however, and all of a sudden, the Vitara will look like a serious contender. Over to you, Suzuki.