November 9, 2010

A few tweaks for the NZ-spec Grand Vitara

Suzuki has upgraded its Grand Vitara. Funny, I was just thinking the other day that it was about time the popular small-medium SUV had a bit of a freshen-up. The accompanying photos show the current model on its Australasian launch in the Aussie Outback, but the exterior's hardly changed. An electronic stability program and cruise control become standard across the range, which begins with the three-door 2.4 litre JLX. Also now standard are disc brakes on all wheels. The flagship  2.4 LTD gets as standard the previously optional seven-spoke 18 inch alloys and 225/65 tyres. All the Grand Vitaras are competent off roaders, so long as their modest ground clearance isn't challenged.

The vehicles are still reasonable value in today's marketplace. The base three-door 2.4 model with five-speed manual costs $31,690; the five-door 2.4 LTD $41,990; and the top 3.2 litre V6 LTD, $46,990.

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