Two New Models Further Reinforce Suzuki's Extensive 4x4 Range

Suzuki Grand Vitara

Two new models, the Special Edition Jimny O2 Soft Top and the high specification 5-seat Grand Vitara XL-7 are announced today [5 April, 2002]. Together they further reinforce the refreshing and extensive choice of exciting, stylish and well equipped 4x4 models available from all UK Suzuki dealers.

The Jimny O2 Soft Top

The youthful, fashionable looks of the unique and particularly well equipped Jimny 4x4 Soft Top are further enhanced on the new Jimny O2 Special Edition by alloy wheels, front fog lamps, special 2-tone metallic paint finish and distinctive badging. On the inside a radio/CD player is added for the additional enjoyment of the driver and passengers. Even with the inclusion of this additional equipment - and in line with Suzuki's policy of providing optimum value for money - at a maximum on the road price of £10,495* the Jimny O2 is exceptionally competitive.

The 5-seat Grand Vitara XL-7

Launched in the UK in August, 2001 the 7-seat Grand Vitara XL-7 has formidable off road abilities as well as all of the load carrying advantages of a large estate car and - with its third row of seats - the passenger carrying flexibility of an MPV.

Now the new XL-7 is available in a new configuration without the third row of seats to provide one of the largest load and luggage capacities in its class.

Even with the rear seats in their upright position this load space totals 900 litres [32 cu ft] whilst, with the rear seats folded flat, capacity increases to 1,687 litres [60 cu ft]. For security, a removable 'roller blind' type luggage cover for use when the rear seats are in their upright position, is standard.

With maximum on the road* prices of £18,995 for the 5-speed manual model and £19,945 for the 4-speed automatic the 5-seat XL-7 also emphasises Suzuki's commitment to offer exceptional value for money.

*inclusive of delivery, 12 months Government road fund licence and the first registration fee.

The Suzuki 4x4 Range ... Completely Comprehensive

The addition of the Jimny O2 and the 5-seat XL-7 to the Suzuki range adds even more variety to Suzuki's comprehensive 4x4 line-up which now totals no fewer than eight distinctive models.

The Jimny Range

The award winning Jimny - priced from a maximum £9,995, delivered* - is the perfect vehicle for those who wish to sample 4x4 motoring for the first time. Available either as a 3-door Estate or Soft Top all models share the same compact dimensions, economical 1.3 litre engine, stylish, fashionable good looks and comprehensive specification ... and each comes equipped with Suzuki's Drive-Action 4x4 system and a reputation for outstanding performance 'off the beaten track'.

The Three Door Grand Vitara 1.6 Litre Range

Building on the heritage and reputation of the 1.6-litre Vitara, the 3-door Grand Vitara range - priced from a maximum £12,495, delivered* - includes two 1.6-litre, 16-valve Estates and the popular 1.6-litre 16-valve Soft Top. As with Jimny the standard specification of all models is very comprehensive and includes power assisted steering, electric windows, central door locking, electric mirrors, a radio/casette player and driver and passenger airbags. All models are available in a choice of vibrant colours and have Suzuki's Drive-Select 4x4 system fitted as standard. In addition the Grand Vitara 1.6 16v SE 3-door Estate benefits from colour coded two tone paint work and distinctive and stylish body mouldings.

The Five Door Grand Vitara 2.0 Litre Range

Two other exceptionally popular Grand Vitara models - both with 5-doors and offering spirited performance, amongst the lowest emissions in their class and competitive fuel economy - complete the Suzuki 4x4 range. They are the 2-litre petrol driven 5-door powered by an in-line 16-valve 4 cylinder fuel injected 1995cc engine developing 126 bhp and the 107 bhp 2-litre Turbo Diesel, powered by a latest generation common-rail 1997cc unit with direct injection.

*inclusive of delivery, 12 months Government road fund licence and the first registration fee.

Spanning the gap between the three door models and the top of the range XL-7, and with maximum delivered prices* of £14,995 and £16,995 respectively, each shares a standard specifications that include power steering, full size SRS driver and passenger airbags, electric windows and mirrors, central locking, radio and CD player, immobiliser and side impact protection beams.

The Automatic Options

A four speed electronically controlled automatic gearbox is available as an option on all Suzuki 4x4 models - from Jimny though to XL-7 - with the exception of the Grand Vitara 1.6 Estate. Factory supplied air-conditioning - standard on the XL-7 range - is available for Jimny and Grand Vitara 1.6 litre 3-door and 2.0 litre 5-door models as a dealer fit option.

And Accessories, Too

A comprehensive range of factory approved and warranted accessory options is available for all Suzuki 4x4 models. It includes:

Three And Six Year Warranties

All models are covered by Suzuki Shield, a 3 year / 60,000 mile new vehicle warranty [whichever comes first]; a 6 year perforation warranty; and by Suzuki Assistance, providing 24 hour roadside assistance, vehicle recovery and associated services for 36 months. They are available with Suzuki Low Cost Insurance and their purchase can be made easier with the help of a wide range of tailor-made finance plans from Suzuki Finance.

*inclusive of delivery, 12 months Government road fund licence and the first registration fee.

Published : 14/04/02 Author : Melanie Carter

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