Next-generation Suzuki vehicles want to be kind to Mother Nature

Touting low carbon-dioxide emissions
by Gerard Jude Castillo | Mar 7, 2015
CAR BRANDS IN THIS ARTICLE
CAR MODELS IN THIS ARTICLE

Next-generation Suzuki vehicles want to be Mother Nature's best friend

When the term 4x4 is mentioned, images of dirty, gas-guzzling off-road rigs almost always come to mind. For several decades, people have had this notion that such vehicles--though capable of tackling almost any terrain--tend to deplete our planet's natural resources. And we're not just talking about the ground they tread on.

Continue reading below ↓

Suzuki, however, is set to change this image. The carmaker recently claimed that its vehicles are some of the "cleanest" non-hybrids in the industry. Of particular note is the all-new, next-generation Vitara. The compact SUV, which is set to go on sale in the UK in April, emits a mere 111g/km of carbon dioxide for the 1.6-liter DDiS diesel motor with AllGrip 4x4 drivetrain.

To further stress the point, the Japanese carmaker also announced that its other all-wheel-drive models are eco-friendly. One is the Swift 4x4 Dualjet, with an equally low 111g/km of carbon-dioxide emissions. Another is the S-Cross DDiS SZ-T (the new SX4), which has a slightly higher carbon-dioxide emission of 114g/km. Thanks to the lightweight AllGrip Intelligent 4x4 system, such Suzuki models can tackle almost any terrain just like the more rugged off-road vehicles with bigger tires and the like. Yet the lightweight design allows them to be fuel-efficient and to emit less harmful elements into the atmosphere.

Continue reading below ↓

Suzuki has long been a maker of "miniature" off-road vehicles and some of the best rally cars in the business. Let's hope we get to see more of its clean and versatile offerings roaming Philippine soil really soon.

  • Quiz Results

  • TGP Rating:
    /20

    Starts at ₱

    TGP Rating:
    /20
    Starts at ₱