While Suzuki is pinning most of its hopes for a further 2017 sales boost on the new Ignis compact SUV, it is also covering its bases at the budget end of the new-car market with the far more conventional Baleno.
The new Vitara has been a strong performer on the sales charts this year and Suzuki will be hoping for further success with a new variant that offers improved performance on the road. David Thomson reports in after a week with this latest turbocharged addition to the range.
Even with demand for vehicles with any degree of all-terrain persona at an all-time high, it seems a little weird to find a new SUV that conforms to design principles that once seemed set to become extinct.
Normal? Hardly. But Suzuki New Zealand says it has 200 good reasons for having a buck each way by introducing its new Vitara, while keeping the decade-old Grand edition on sale alongside the car that supposedly replaces it.
Facelifts that fail to deliver any visual change whatsoever aren't common, but that's exactly what has happened to the Land Cruiser Prado - unlike the impending upgrade for the big brother 200-Series, there's no new change to the now quite old (last revised in 2013) look.
Just over 10 years after its launch, the Ford Territory stands proud as a vehicle that was ahead of its time when it first appeared, and remains a remarkably appealing SUV choice 18 months out from its production demise.