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Suzuki Jimny: Go Tell The Spartans

I love the Suzuki Jimny. It is not a car that follows fads or trends. It does its own thing in its own time. It will not be hurried but will get on with job when required. It’s motto is, ‘I am what I am and that’s all that I am’. It does not assume airs and graces. It is an honest car. It is anti-fashion. Continue reading

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Suzuki Vitara S – On Trial

Ladies & Gentlemen Of The Jury: The latest model Suzuki Vitara, when it was launched last year, was seen as a real step up in quality from the popular Japanese brand. I liked it very much. What I personally wasn’t so keen on was the available engines which I felt, although fine at what they did, were lacking in vitality. That’s all changed now thanks to the new Suzuki Vitara S with it’s fun and feisty 1.4L Boosterjet turbo motor. Now it is the car it always wanted to be. Continue reading

The New Suzuki Vitara – A Big Step Up

Suzuki Vitara, new cars, crossoversNot for the first time I have to admit to a touch of bias. I just like Suzuki cars. I can’t really explain it except to say that I always look forward to driving them because they seem such cheerful, affable cars. I realise that giving mechanical objects human characteristics isn’t exactly cutting edge, impartial automotive journalism and also hints at a fine madness but there you are. They are always fun to drive and the new Vitara is no exception. Continue reading

Suzuki S-Cross & Suzuki Vitara Get New Transmission Options

SuzukiSuzuki have announced the availability of a new technology transmission for the excellent S-Cross DDiS ALLGRIP model. The Twin Clutch System by Suzuki (TCSS) is the first transmission of its type that the company has offered to the market and is confident that it will appeal to diesel buyers in the ever growing Crossover market sector. The new transmission is available from this month on the SZ5 Suzuki S-Cross DDiS ALLGRIP and will cost £1,350 versus the conventional six speed manual. Continue reading

Suzuki Swift Dualjet – Neat And Nimble.

Suzuki SwiftYou may have noticed in the past that when I reviewed a Suzuki I usually sang its praises. Well, guess what? There’s no change today with the new Suzuki Swift. I’ve often made the point that when I review a car I feel it is important to take the price into account. I do not expect, by a long measure, that a car that costs £13,129 (including fitted options) like this one will, by some parameters, match up to a car that costs £10k more. Continue reading

The Suzuki Jimny – Hardcore Fun

The Suzuki Jimny is always going to be a niche car. Like a certain spread made from yeast extract as a by-product of brewing beer, you either love it or hate it. In its present form it has been around since 1998 (evolving steadily) so somebody buys it although you wouldn’t think so if you read a few of the professional reviews. Dig a little deeper though and look at owner reviews – they tell a different story entirely. Continue reading

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross – Surprise Package

It’s a funny old world. You try to go through life with a plan yet find that Old Mother Fate has other ideas. This is how, instead of heading directly for some of the available expensive big beasts, I found myself in the Suzuki display at a major trade event earlier this year trying not one but two of their family cars. What’s more, I came away impressed and, as a consequence, I managed to arrange to have the featured car for a whole week – a Suzuki SX4 S-Cross in top-of-the-range SZ5 trim. Continue reading