Suzuki At The 2004 Motor Show | Part Three

The 2004 Suzuki XL-7

Suzuki Jimny

An exclusive ‘Advanced Navigation System’ will automatically follow a route previously obtained from the Internet or via e-mail. It also allows communication with other vehicles by exchanging a variety of data and ultimately locating another car’s position.

The software locks, unlocks and starts the car with an intelligent key card and fingerprint authorisation enables the car to be set up with the driver’s favourite engine and suspension configuration.

Exploiting to the full feedback from its Junior World Rally Championship participation, Concept-S is a truly sporting package that features an all-aluminium 1.6 litre DOHC (4-cylinder, 16-valve) engine, permanent four-wheel drive, and a sequential 6-speed "MTA" gearbox.

Powerful line-up of passenger cars and SUVs

The Ignis 3-door joins the all-new Ignis 5-door range introduced last year. Combining the comfort of a passenger car with the practicality of an SUV, the 5-door model is a stylish and spacious supermini contender with the choice of two or four-wheel drive. The exciting Ignis Sport modelled on Suzuki’s JWRC entry and introduced at the same time as the 5-door, is powered by a 1.5 litre VVT engine and together with sports-tuned suspension, close ratio 5-speed manual gearbox and Recaro seats offers exhilarating performance motoring.

The Show also offers visitors their first chance to see the face-lifted Liana sedan and hatchback models – the former currently performing in BBC Top Gear’s ‘star in a reasonably priced car’ slot – with their completely revised interior for even greater comfort and sophistication – all at 2003 prices.

Elsewhere in the Suzuki car range, the versatile and exceptionally spacious Wagon R+ has proved immensely popular with UK customers, and new for 2004 are revised front end styling, interior trim and a new 1.3 litre VVT-i engine.

And last but not least, the 1.1 litre Alto continues to provide practical, low cost motoring allied to an extensive equipment list that includes new seats and interior trim for 2004.

Suzuki of course boasts one of the widest ranges of SUVs on the market starting with the compact Jimny Estate and Soft Top models. Their bold, fashionable styling, agility around town and, when called upon, their performance in more demanding rural conditions, thanks to a willing 1.3 litre petrol engine and selectable four-wheel drive, have brought them a loyal following.

Offering widespread appeal and remarkable value for money, the Grand Vitara range extends from the 3-door 1.6 litre Soft Top and 1.6 litre/2.0 TD litre Estate models, through the intermediate 2.0 litre/ 2.0 litre TD 5-door Estate, to the flagship 5- and 7-seater XL-7 models powered by either a 2.7 litre V6 petrol or 2.0 litre Turbo Diesel engine. The variety of wheelbase and engine options across the Vitara range ensures a level of versatility that should satisfy most customer requirements.

Published 17 May 2004 Melanie Carter

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