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Suzuki Vitara Named Honest John Car of the Year 2016

The fantastic Suzuki Vitara has been voted as the best overall car at the 2016 Honest John awards.


The award is of particular importance to Suzuki because it is voted for by the regular users of the Honest John website which has compiled  4,400 owner reviews and received more than 2.2 million visitors to its new car review pages in that last year.


The most popular video review on the Honest John website features the Vitara S model, which has been watched more than a quarter of a million times.


New Vitara


Dan Harrison, editor of, said:


“Our readers tell us that they want cars that are practical, well built and honest when it comes to fuel consumption. The Vitara offers all of that with a dash of style and sense of occasion.


“It’s no surprise that it’s been such a hit on the site. The addition of the state-of-the-art BoosterJet petrol late last year was the icing on the cake and another reason for us to recommend what is a great all-rounder. This has been the most popular car of the past 12 months with our users and, from the feedback we’ve had so far, it has every reason to be our Car of the Year.”


New Vitara


Dale Wyatt, Sales and Marketing Director for Suzuki GB PLC, commented:


“This really is a fantastic achievement for us at Suzuki; our compact and lightweight SUV is proving to be really popular on the roads now with 10,000 sold since launch last year. It’s great news for us that so many of our customers have voted for it on


“Our research shows that over 65 per cent of prospective customers who test drive a Vitara will purchase one. This is certainly reflected in the great comments by Honest John users that they made the right decision.”