Refreshed Suzuki Grand Vitara launched

  • 2.4-litre engine
  • More power
  • But emissions rise only slightly
Words ByJim Holder

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Suzuki has launched a face-lifted Grand Vitara, featuring a new 2.4-litre engine.

The engine has 166bhp in the three-door model and 169bhp in the five-door. That's more power than the 2.0-litre unit it replaces, but emissions rise only slightly, to 205g/km of carbon dioxide for the three-door and 208g/km for the five-door.

The exterior of the car has a mildly-revised front end and door mirrors with integrated wing mirrors, while the interior has more chrome and wood fixings and new dashboard controls.

Standard kit includes stability control, an MP3-compatible CD player, rear tinted glass and 17-inch wheels.

Five-door models get leather seats, heated front seats, 18-inch wheels and a sunroof.

The car is on sale now, from 14,499.

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