Suzuki’ new Grand Vitara 4x4 goes on sale on September 15 from £12,699.
Available in both three- and five-door guise, the new car is bigger and better-equipped than its predecessor.
Initially, only two petrol engines will be available, a 1.6-litre in the three-door, and a 2.0-litre in the five-door. A 1.9-litre diesel model will join the line-up later this year.
The two bodystyles of the Grand Vitara are designed to appeal to different types of drivers. The three-door is intended more for town use, while the five-door has extra mechanical parts to provide greater off-roading ability when required. Both cars, however, come with permanent four-wheel-drive as standard.
Every model includes climate control, front electric windows, a CD player, steering wheel-mounted stereo controls, remote central locking, front and side airbags, and front and rear curtain airbags as standard.
All cars, apart from the entry-level 1.6 three-door, also come with alloy wheels, foglamps and heated electric door mirrors.
Average fuel economy is 32.5mpg for the 104bhp 1.6-litre engine in the three-door model, while the 138bhp 2.0-litre engine in the five-door returns 31mpg. The 127bhp diesel engine will return 36.7mpg and will only be available in the five-door model.
All versions come with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard, with a four-speed automatic available on the 2.0-litre as an option.
Prices for the three-door Grand Vitara start at £12,699, and the better-equipped Plus version costs £13,299. Five-door models start at £15,499, and the automatic gearbox option costs £1000.
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