The Suzuki XL6 has launched in South Africa. Here’s what you can expect, including pricing and spec, of the Japanese automaker’s six-seater…

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SUZUKI XL6 SPECIFICATIONS

As standard, all models feature a seven-seat seating arrangement comprising two individual front pews; a duo of middle-row “captain” chairs, replete with foldable armrests and recline functionality (also for the front seats, with the driver’s gaining height adjustment); and a two-seater, third-row bench. Continuing with the exterior, the XL6 line-up features 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment, replete with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto screen mirroring, and a rear-view camera system, supplemented by park distance sensors. Front climate control and rear manual air conditioing are included in the package. In addition to the above items, range-topping GLX trim gains synthetic leather upholstery for the seats and steering wheel, automatic headlamps and key synchronised electric fold-in mirrors.

Safety items include dual airbags, Isofix child-seat anchorages, ABS with EBD, and electronic stability control. Hill Control is standard.

All four models are equipped with LED head- and taillamps and LED front fog lamps. Chrome trim can be found on the grille, door handles and tailgate. The electrically adjustable side mirrors are colour-coded. On two-tone variants, the latter items are painted in black. Adding to its SUV look, the XL6 sports faux fore and aft bash plates, finished in silver. The XL6 range sits on 15-inch alloy wheels (a full-size spare is included).

SUZUKI XL6 ENGINE

Suzuki’s familiar K15B powertrain, which can also be found in the recently launched Fronx and the new Baleno, is employed across the range. The 77 kW/138 Nm 1.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol is available with the option of a five-speed manual and four-speed automatic. Equipped with the former, the XL6 has a claimed average fuel consumption of 6.0 L/100 km. The self-shifting model sips 6.1 L/100 km.

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SUZUKI XL6 PRICE

  • 1.5 GL MT – R326 900
  • 1.5 GLX MT – R341 900
  • 1.5 GL AT – R345 900
  • 1.5 GLX AT – R360 900

As standard, the purchase price includes a four-year/60 000 km service plan and a five-year/200 000 km promotional warranty.