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Suzuki Grand Vitara

Mk3 Grand Vitara Series II

Suzuki logo1 Aug 2008

The Grand Vitara nameplate is one of the longest serving in the compact SUV market and while it has not seen the stellar 1000-per-month sales figures of its key soft-roader competitors, the Grand Vitara has something more potent than the opposition - real of-road ability, thanks to its low-range transmission.

This new model, essentially a mid-life makeover of the clean-sheet new 2005 Grand Vitara, features new engines and new features such as ESP. It also gets traction control, which promises an even better off-road performance.

The new 2.4-litre petrol four-cylinder, which is the entry-level engine for both three-door and five-door variants, develops a peak of 122kW at 6000rpm and 225Nm at 4000rpmThe new 3.2-litre V6 available in the five-door Prestige model only also features variable-valve timing. Its outputs are 165kW at 6200rpm and 284Nm at 3500rpm.

In August 2012, Suzuki added an entry-level two-wheel drive variant to the Grand Vitara range and gave its aging compact SUV a fresh face.

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