Suzuki Vitara S Wins Ultralight Tow Car 2016

The Suzuki Vitara has been awarded yet another honour this year, topping the Ultralight category at the Tow Car Awards 2016, adding to a long list of accolades for the lightweight SUV this year.

In January Suzuki introduced the 1.4-litre Boosterjet model adding a sportier and more dynamic model to the Vitara line up and it was this latest model that impressed the judges.

Commenting on the award, David Motton, Tow Car Editor of Practical Caravan magazine said;

“We were thoroughly impressed with the Vitara diesel we tested last year, and this year's petrol powered Vitara S is light enough to be considered an ultralight tow car. For a car which barely weighs more than 1.2 tonnes, stability at speed was excellent. The Suzuki pulled its trailer to 60mph and well beyond without any waywardness.

The S is powered by a turbocharged petrol engine which performs well, pulling the trailer from 30-60mph in 14.4 seconds. Turbocharging helps give more mid-range pull than you get from most petrols, making for an engine that's surprisingly well suited to towing lightweight trailers and micro-caravans. So, your £20k buys lots of kit, impressive stability and four-wheel drive.

That makes the Vitara a worthy winner of this year's 'Best Ultralight Tow Car' award”.

Reference: Suzuki Press Office.