The New Suzuki Grand Vitara
The New Suzuki Grand Vitara

Following the successful launch of the revised Suzuki Grand Vitara SZ model range with 2.4-litre engine in October 2008; Suzuki is pleased to announce the addition of the 1.6-litre petrol and 1.9 DDiS to the three door model range. The new additions are available in different grades; SZ3 and SZ4 for the 1.6-litre petrol model and SZ4 for the 1.9 DDiS.

Suzuki has a unique offering in the SUV market, with no other manufacturer currently offering this choice of engines in a compact SUV three door body style. Suzuki launched its first Vitara 21 years ago, creating the world's first compact SUV and tapping into a new market for vehicles that deliver true off-road performance with responsive, fun-to-drive on-road performance. Since then the stylish and versatile SUV has steadily evolved and kept pace with growing demand for good-looking, versatile 4x4s that are as rewarding on the open road as they are motoring off the beaten track.

The three door is an important model in the Suzuki range and represents 50 per cent of all Suzuki Grand Vitara sales in the UK which will be around 3,000 cars for this year.

In developing the minor change Suzuki Grand Vitara, Suzuki consolidated the design and engineering qualities that have helped the model enjoy such enduring success, while introducing an all-round upgrade in terms of equipment specifications, safety, styling and all-round quality and refinement.

Emissions have been improved for the latest models with the 1.6-litre now at 195g/km (down from 199g/km) and the 1.9-litre DDiS at 183g/km (down from 189g/km).

Both the exterior and interior have been given a mild facelift. On the outside there is a revised front end treatment and new door mirrors with integrated turn indicators. All Suzuki Grand Vitara SZ models feature improvements to the design and operation of the dashboard controls, including a new multi-information display and revised air conditioning control panel.

Suzuki Grand Vitara SZ3 models feature six airbags, automatic air conditioning with pollen filter and 16-inch alloy wheels as standard equipment. Additional specification on the SZ4 three-door model includes an in-dash 6CD changer with MP3 compatibility, rear privacy glass and 17-inch wheels.

The minor change Suzuki Grand Vitara SZ range gains refinements to exterior styling, while retaining the contemporary lines established with the third generation model range. New designs for the front grille and bumper give a more sculpted and muscular appearance, changes that add 30mm to the front overhang.

Cabin ambience is more refined and sophisticated, with a cleaner, easier to monitor dashboard layout and new control buttons and switches that are weighted to convey a sense of quality and precision.

Detail improvements include a new multi-information display in the main instrument cluster, giving the driver clear information on vehicle status, including fuel consumption, mileage, driving range. The steering wheel-mounted switches are illuminated for greater ease of use and there is a new control panel for the climate control unit.

1.6-litre petrol SZ3 £13,600
1.6-litre petrol SZ4 £14,200
2.4-litre petrol SZ3 £14,600
2.4-litre petrol SZ4 £15,200
2.4-litre petrol SZ4 Automatic £16,200
1.9 DDiS SZ4 £16,200

Published : 07/07/09 Author : Staff

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