The Suzuki Vitara has always represented a kind of lifestyle choice, but the all-new version revealed at the 2014 Paris motor show is aiming to attract new buyers with a range of bright colours and personalisation options.

Similarly in keeping with the times, the new Vitara is also targeting eco-minded buyers, offering a choice two- or four-wheel drive and a pair of high efficiency 1.6-litre engines.

2015 Suzuki Vitara: design

The exterior design of the new Vitara has a hint of Land Rover about it, spruced up with some cheeky two-tone colour combinations for a hit of yoof appeal. Suzuki is so proud of the three new body colours that it’s given us a description of each of them.

Atlantis Turquoise Pearl Metallic ‘evokes [ha…!] the excitement and thrill of discovering natural beauty in highly urbanised cities’, while Savannah Ivory Metallic ‘evokes a boundless savannah field, which brings out an adventurous spirit’. Our personal favourite, however, is Horizon Orange Metallic, which ‘evokes the excitement of encountering nature when leaving the city and heading for the suburbs.’

For extra pop, buyers will also be able to choose black or white finishes for the front grille and ‘fender garnishes’. On the inside it gets even more awesome, with turquoise, orange, white or piano black available for the instrument panel garnish and ‘louvre rings’. Plus there are two choices of clock.

The large twin sliding panel panoramic roof from the S-Cross is also available on the Vitara. But there’s no boot mounted spare wheel. Sorry, we should have warned you to sit down.

Grand Vitara