Suzuki

2009 Suzuki Jimny | new car review

2009 Suzuki Jimny In this region, 4x4s are very, very popular. And the bigger the better. Big is massive, bigger is huge. And then there’s the Suzuki Jimny, which isn’t massive at all. In fact, it’s tiny. And outdated. But it’s a 4×4, it’s capable in the sand, and most…

2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara | new car review

2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara The Grand Vitara is Suzuki’s take on the compact SUV segment and it does do a reasonable job of mixing on street and off-road performance. The new 2009 Grand Vitara, which was launched in the Middle East in October 2008, improves the SUV further and makes…

2009 Suzuki Alto | new car review

2009 Suzuki Alto The Alto is Suzuki’s bread and butter model in developing markets like India where it is the largest selling car and gives Suzuki the title of being the largest carmaker in the country. The Indian made A-segment hatchback is the entry level model in Suzuki’s Middle East…

2008 Suzuki Alto | new car review

Talking of grass-root level of motoring, things are totally different in this particular segment of the automobile pie. This is one segment where priorities such as style, refinement and brand image go out of the window and the reality of a dog-eat-dog price war steps in. Suzuki is no stranger…

2007 Suzuki Swift | new car review

The Swift brings to the compact car segment a blend of eye-catching good looks, Japanese quality and European-inspired driving dynamics, along with excellent handling. It has the individuality to attract the most discerning of supermini customers. Intended to compete in the B segment with the likes of Peugeot 206, Opel…

2007 Suzuki Ignis | new car review

A wonderfully little oddball machine, the 5-door Ignis is another supermini concept from Suzuki. It is marketed as a miniaturised sports utility with ample ground clearance for light duty. Based on the platform of the Wagon-R (not available in the Middle East), the Ignis has undergone further improvements in all…

2008 Suzuki XL7 | new car review

Suzuki launched their all-new XL7 crossover SUV in the Middle East markets at the 2007 Dubai International Motor Show. It competes in the mid-size SUV category alongside the likes of the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, Mitsubishi Pajero and Nissan Pathfinder, Kia Sorento and the Hyundai Santa Fe. The 2008 model…

2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara | new car review

2008 Suzuki 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…

2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara | new car review

With 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 third-world ruggedness and off-road prowess in the search for greater acceptability. The…

2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7 | new car review

Though predominantly a manufacturer of small cars, Suzuki decided to enter a bigger SUV category than they were traditional known for and hence launched the Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7 in 2001. The first-generation XL-7 was a vehicle that was essentially a stretched Grand Vitara with the company’s 2.7-litre V6 engine…

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