The Grand Vitara 2.0 Diesel 3-Door SE Estate

Suzuki's comprehensive 4x4 range is further expanded this month by the addition of a 2-litre diesel engined version of the 3-door Grand Vitara SE Estate. It adds further choice to the stylish, exceptionally well equipped and competitively priced Grand Vitara series.

Output of the 4-cylinder 1997cc 16-valve common rail diesel engine is 107 bhp [108.8ps/80Kw] at 4,000 rpm. Maximum torque of 199lb.ft [27.5kg.m/270NM] is generated at 1,750 rpm and - with a combined fuel consumption figure of 38.7 mpg - its economy is impressive.

Compact dimensions and a turning circle of just over 30 ft [9.4m] ensure that the new 3-door diesel is particularly manoeuvrable and, therefore, very practical for in town use - it takes up comparatively little room on the road or when parked - yet it offers a spacious, comfortable and easy to use interior together with advanced levels of flexibility, storage and driver and passenger appeal.

Out of town and on the open road the engine delivers brisk performance with a 0-62 mph [100 kph] time of 13.3 seconds and a top speed of 99.4 [160 kph] mph.

And when there's a need to go 'off the beaten track' Suzuki's 'Drive Select' 4x4 system - which enables the driver to change from 2-wheel drive to 4-wheel drive high ratio 'on the move' in a straight line at up to 62 mph [100 kph] - ensures that the maximum power and torque is delivered smoothly, quietly and with optimum efficiency.

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Published : 04/07/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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