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Despite its V6 engine option and car-like cabin, the Grand Vitara failed to excite

29 Mar 2001

SUZUKI'S Grand Vitara belongs to an exclusive sub-culture within the "lifestyle" small 4WD market. Like the Mitsubishi Pajero iO, the Kia Sportage - and even its sibling the Suzuki Jimny - the Grand Vitara belongs to the admirable breed of small 4WDs capable of venturing into the trackless wastes.

Looking like a scaled-down Nissan Patrol, the Grand Vitara is a softer, more lavish and comfortable version of the handy little Vitara off-roader that was the preferred choice of many young, image-conscious buyers.

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Model release date: 1 April 1998 to 1 August 2005

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Suzuki Vitara V6

Released: April 1995
Ended: September 1999
Family Tree: Grand Vitara

The Vitara V6 came in 1995 and added the element of smooth sophistication to Suzuki's lightweight off-roader. The 2.0-litre V6 produced a reasonable 100kW and was available in the 4-door body only. The 5-seat Suzuki was available as a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic.

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