2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara | new car review

Posted on Jun 25, 2009 by

Grand Vitara

With the current and the
third generation Grand Vitara, Suzuki has increased the appeal of its
4-5 passenger carrying small SUV with contemporary exterior styling,
improved interior with more passenger space, and modern options. It
has, however, lost some of its ruggedness and off-road prowess in the
search for greater acceptability.

The Grand Vitara is
available with two 16-valve petrol engines: a 98bhp 1.6-litre and a
2.0-litre making 138bhp. Both units feature drive-by-wire throttle
control for excellent engine management. There is also a third
2.7-litre V6 power plant making 181 horses available. The engines are
paired either with sporty manual gearboxes or optional smooth
shifting 5-speed automatic featuring a new gate design.

The Vitara is available
in two distinct body styles: a 3- as well as a 5-door, each with its
own unique features and projecting slightly different personalities.
Longer and wider than their predecessors, but reduced in height, both
versions look more firmly planted, delivering greater stability for
everyday driving. The clean, uncluttered lines of the body styling
hint at both a refined elegance and – through the flared wheel
arches and the wide track front and rear – a strong dynamic
capability. The 3-door model’s shorter wheelbase and its pronounced
forward sloping B-pillar provide a more muscular, more traditional
SUV look.

In true Suzuki fashion,
the Grand Vitara comes exceptionally well equipped with high levels
of safety, passenger comfort, and interior room. The interior matches
the external styling in spirit as well as design. Bold accents blend
with classic forms in an uncluttered layout. The predominantly black
interior uses bold silver highlights and circular motifs, while the
seat materials use geometric designs and dimpled surfaces: high
quality materials pleasing to the eye and touch.

Technical Specifications
Engine     1.6-litre 4-Cyl  2.0-litre 4-Cyl   2.7-litre V6
Power     98 Bhp  138 Bhp  181 Bhp
Torque     138 Nm  174 Nm  198 Nm
Transmission     Manual  Manual/Automatic  Automatic
Price Range

Starts from UAE Dirhams 59,000- upto 95,000*

 

* Prices are indicative and may vary at
the time of purchase. All prices are ex-Dubai showrooms. Please check
with your local dealer for current prices and offers.

Competition

Honda CR-V
Hyundai Santa Fe
Toyota RAV-4

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2 Responses to 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara | new car review

  1. Abumurath Arathodi Reply

    May 1, 2011 at 6:24 am

    Hai, I am looking for a vitara, in VG, seconed hand car, please contact 0503072067

    • Pankaj Dev

      Pankaj Reply

      May 3, 2011 at 3:15 pm

      You will need to get in touch with a used car dealer, unless one of our readers responds to this. We do not trade in used cars just so that you know.

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