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The Suzuki Grand Vitara is a SUV from Suzuki. The available on the European market with current model is made in Japan in the "Iwata Plant" from Suzuki.

The Grand Vitara 1998 broke the previous model from Suzuki Vitara. From that since 1991 there was already a version with a longer wheelbase and five doors. Well, the short versions were referred to as Grand Vitara. In addition to the closed versions of the model was also available with a soft top. The vehicle has a selectable all-wheel drive. The top model was the Grand Vitara XL-seventh It differed by its longer wheelbase and a V6 all-aluminum engine, the Available only for this model was.

Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7 (2001-2005)

In September 2005, the second-generation Vitara appeared as a completely new development. It has a permanent all-wheel drive. A lock of the center differential and a low range ratio are electronically activated via a rotary switch.

The New Grand Vitara features a torsionally rigid passenger compartment with a built-in ladder frame. The rigid rear axle of the predecessor has been replaced with independent suspension to give more comfort/smoothness on the road. He is an SUV closer than an SUV and well equipped for use in mild to moderate terrain through its wheelbase and its ground clearance as well as the technical equipment.

Among other things, there are similar to the the Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7 of the previous series, a new Comfort Plus features. This body design is no longer differs from that in the other model versions. In addition to numerous other extras this Comfort Plus equipment includes leather upholstery, xenon headlights and a sunroof as well as a root wood finish for the instrument panel (only available for this trim level).

In 2009, the exterior mirrors were integrated side indicators, as well as the operator switches have been embellished for the air conditioning and equipped with a digital display for the set temperature. In summer 2010, then came a change in the exhaust gas classification, all petrol engines now meet the Euro 5 standard. 2012 then the diesel engine has been modified to the extent that it now meets the Euro 5 standard.

In the fall of 2012, the Grand Vitara has been subjected to a further model refinement. The facelift is especially apparent at the front, which houses a new grille and revised bumpers. Motor side, there are no changes.

Rear View of the Grand Vitara five-door hatchback (2005-2009)

Suzuki Grand Vitara Dreitürer (2005-2009)

A highly modified racing version of the Suzuki Grand Vitara, called Suzuki XL7 Hill Climb Special with 740 kW (1007hp) won the 2006 and 2007 international hill climb at Pikes Peak in the USA, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Nobuhiro Tajima driver was both times.

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