Suzuki Grand Vitara Upgrade

Japanese manufacturer Suzuki plans to take full advantage of UK's successful scrappage scheme and announced today it will increase the engine offering for its Grand Vitara range with the addition of the 1.6l petrol and 1.9l DDIS engines.

The newcomers will be available in several different trim levels: SZ3 and SZ4 for the 1.6l petrol model and SZ4 for the 1.9 DDiS. Both engines have a more eco-friendly appeal to them, as they are rated as emitting 195g of CO2 per km (1.6l) and 183g/km (DDIS).

In addition to the engine additions, the Grand Vitara also benefits from a minor facelift. On the outside, the new models bring a revised front end treatment and new door mirrors with integrated turn lights. Revised dashboard controls, including a new multi-information display (providing information on vehicle status, including fuel consumption, mileage and driving range) and revised AC control panel are the modifications brought to the interior.

Safety features have also been upgraded, the most important addition being the ESP as standard. Additionally, Suzuki added rear disc breaks for the DDIS and 2.4l models and extra shock-absorbing elements around the bonnet, wings and front bumper.

SZ3 models come equipped with six airbags, automatic air conditioning with pollen filter and 16-inch alloy wheels. The SZ4 adds an in-dash 6 CD changer with MP3 compatibility, rear privacy glass and 17-inch wheels.

The Grand Vitara starts in the UK at £13,600 for 1.6l SZ3 three-door manual and £16,200 for SZ4 1.9 DDIS. Suzuki offers zero percent financing until the end of September.
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