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4.9 10 Energy Efficiency Index
4.2 10 Greenhouse Gas Index
Laboratory TestsNMHCNOXNH3COPN
3.710Cold test
6.210Warm test
0.010Cold Ambient test
0.010Highway
Road test
5.010On-Road Drive
0.08On-Road Heavy Load
3.25On-Road Light Load
3.25On-Road Short Trip
2.02Congestion
Robustness
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

Abatement of Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) is good or adequate in all tests. However, for carbon monoxide (CO) in particular, the Vitara scores poorly in the laboratory tests, but marginally better in the on-road tests. Particulate emissions are quite elevated in most of the tests. The cold ambient temperature test and the high-load highway test, especially, highlight the poor robustness of the system.

Laboratory TestsEnergy
5.910Cold test
6.310Warm test
5.010Cold Ambient test
2.710Highway
ConsumptionDriving range
Average7.0l100 km692km
Worst-case8.5l100 km552km
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The Vitara is quite light and this helps it to achieve a very creditable Energy Efficiency Index of 4.9. Fuel efficiency is not exceptional for a car of this size and weight.

Greenhouse GasesCO2N2OCH4
3.47Cold test
3.77Warm test
3.07Cold Ambient test
1.77Highway
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The Vitara performs well in this part of the assessment. Methane (CH4) emissions are well controlled and values of Nitrous Oxide (N2O) are very low.

Our verdict

The car tested here is the fourth generation Vitara and is equipped with the 1.0 litre direct-injection Boosterjet petrol engine, producing 82 kW. That small engine is made to work hard in some of Green NCAP's more demanding tests and this takes a toll on the car's performance. Even with a gasoline particulate filter (GPF), control of particulates is never exceptional. On the other hand, NOx emissions are consistently low in all tests. Efficiency is unexceptional for a car of this low weight but greenhouse gas emissions are low, especially for 'laughing gas', N2O.

Specifications

  • Publication Date 11 2020
  • Tested Car TSMLYD01S0066XXXX
  • Emissions Class Euro 6d-Temp
  • Tyres 215/55 R17 94V
  • Mass 1,121 kg
  • Engine Size 998 cc
  • Engine Power/Torque 82 kW/170 Nm
  • Published CO2 139 g/km