Suzuki has unveiled the box-fresh Grand Vitara, with the Japanese automaker saying the new iteration showcases the best the firm has to offer in terms of design, technology and performance.
Under the global business partnership between the Hamamatsu-based brand and the Toyota Motor Corporation, the all-new Grand Vitara was conceptualised, designed and developed by Suzuki and will be manufactured at Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd.
Suzuki says the latest version of its flagship SUV boasts “powerful” styling, with its flushed bonnet and “crafted” chrome grille. The latter is flanked by “distinctive” three-point headlamps, connected by a chrome bar. The shoulder line and fore and aft wheel arches give the Grand Vitara a “muscular” and “assertive” look. The new model measures 4 345 mm bow to stern and 1 795 mm in width. Height comes in at 1 645 mm.
The cabin’s “sophisticated” instrument panel, Suzuki says, “expresses luxury”, while the “thick” console enhances the Grand Vitara’s appearance as a “confident” SUV. The cabin is trimmed in two-tone black and Burgandy synthetic leather upholstery. Silver contrast stitching is present, too.
The Grand Vitara features a head-up display, touchscreen infotainment, replete with built-in Suzuki Connect, wireless smartphone charging, a 360-degree surround-view camera system and ventilated seats. There’s also a panoramic sunroof.
Two engine and three transmission options are on offer. These include an (85 kW/141 Nm) 1.5-litre Intelligent Electric Hybrid powertrain and a (75 kW/135 Nm) 1.5-litre Smart Hybrid set-up.
The former full-hybrid powerplant is equipped with an e-CVT. This model features the firm’s AllGrip Select all-wheel-drive system. The Smart (mild-) Hybrid unit can be had with a five-speed manual and six-speed automatic gearbox.