Suzuki’s UK arm has accepted that three of its best recognisable models, the Suzuki Grand Vitara, Suzuki Splash and Suzuki Alto, are set to be phased out.
No added Grand Vitaras will be accessible back absolute banal is awash from showrooms, apparently by the end of the year.
And the aggregation has no affairs to alter the SUV, acceptation the SX4 S-Cross will become the better archetypal Suzuki sells.
The Vitara name will alive on, however, in the afresh appear new supermini-SUV, which will be on affectation at October’s Paris Motor Show.
The Alto, meanwhile, is acceptable to be discontinued abutting bounce afterward the accession of the new Suzuki Celerio burghal car at the alpha of abutting year.
The Celerio will be fabricated in Thailand, and will be hardly bigger than the Alto, although abate than the Splash, which will additionally be aloof from sale.
Suzuki says the Celerio will afford beneath than 99g/km of CO2, and be accessible with an automatic chiral gearbox after in 2015. A sub-£8k amount tag is actuality targeted in the UK.
The Alto charcoal a appropriate agent for Suzuki in Britain, and overtook the Swift in 2013 with 13,000 sales address of a VAT-free offer.
Meanwhile, Suzuki has appear the champ of a T-shirt architecture antagonism which will accession money for The Marcus Rutherford Foundation, the alms set up by Auto Express columnist Mike Rutherford to aid adolescent blight victims. The design, by David Greenman of the Isle of Wight, will be awash in Suzuki’s latest commodity collection, with 10 per cent of gain activity to the charity.