August 28, 2014

No Grand in next Vitara … no low-range, either

Suzuki has dropped the pretentious "Grand" from the Vitara name of the completely new model being unveiled at the October Paris Motor Show. Also likely to be gone is low-range gearing as Suzuki moves its off-roaders to the tarmac. Apparently, most Vitaras will be 2WD, but a 4WD will be available in an "Allgrip" package. Oh well, there's always the Jimny. Based on the iV-4 concept, first exhibited at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year, the Vitara goes on sale in 2015 with petrol and diesel engine options.


  1. This new suv will be called vitara, but the present grand vitara will continue to be sold alongside it. In Australia at least