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2008-07-16 08:14
Grand Vitara

Grand Vitara

Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer Suzuki
Model Grand Vitara
Engine 2.4-litre four-cylinder, 3.2-litre V6
Power 124kW, 164kW
Torque 224Nm, 291Nm
Transmission Five speed manual (auto optional on V6)
Suzuki has given its Grand Vitara SUV a subtle facelift and topped off the range with larger capacity V6 power.

Lightly reworked

Only the keenest Suzuki Grand Vitara owners will notice a revised front end styling treatment in the form of a remoulded front bumper and new grille.

Moving inside, Suzuki has reduced noise, harshness and vibration levels with more comprehensive insulation materials and trimmed the centre console in a new finish. Equipment levels are up too, with all models now featuring climate control.

New V6 power

Mechanically the range entry point is still a 1.6-litre, four-cylinder. Buyers can also have the 1.9-litre turbodiesel or 2-litre, whilst the largest engine for the three-door Grand Vitara is now a 124kW 2.4-litre petrol – which is also available in the five-door wagon configuration.

Topping the Grand Vitara range, and only available in five-door wagon configuration, is a 3.2-litre V6 which replaces the previous 2.7-litre engine. Producing 164kW and 291Nm it should offer strong performance, even at Reef altitudes.

Suzuki’s Grand Vitara range is expected locally in September this year. The 2.4-litre three- and five-door variants and a 3.2-litre five door would make up the most probable product line-up.


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