2001 August: Suzuki has added 10kW of power to the Grand Vitara's 2.5 litre V6 engine, now 116kW at 6200rpm, and 213Nm at 3500rpm.
2001 April: Suzuki dropped prices on the Grand Vitara Wagon range, now the Suzuki Grand Vitara four cylinder Wagon Sports starts from $27,990 for the manual, and $29,890 for the automatic. The Grand Vitara V6 Wagon Sports starts from $29,990 for the manual, and $31,890 for the automatic ($au 4/2001).
The 3-door Suzuki Grand Vitara Sport (right) and
four-cylinder wagon join the Sports range.
Standard features include dual SRS airbags and new trim.
The rear seat of the four-cylinder wagon has been
moved back, for longer legs.
2000 August: As is the fashion, Suzuki is into releasing special editions of its vehicles, here the Grand Vitara Sports and the Grand Vitara Sports Limited.
Standard on both are remote controlled central locking, dual airbags, cargo area cover, and different trim. The Sports Limited gets ABS anti-lock brakes, alloy wheels and leather seats. There are no changes to the 2.5-litre V6 engine and transmissions.
Sports $31,990, Sports Limited $34,490 + orc ($au 8/2000),
2000, March: Suzuki launched the SWB Vitara soft-top. Prices start at $26,990 (5-speed manual), automatic +$2K, air conditioning +$2K ($au). Standard equipment includes power steering, CD-player, electric windows & mirrors, and central locking. Security features include remote locking and an engine immobiliser. Fuel consumption figures of 8.96L/100km (city) and 6.75L/100km (highway) are claimed.
Suzuki Grand Vitara SWB soft-top with a 1.6 litre engine
(1590cc, 75mmx90mm, 69kW at 5200rpm, 138Nm at 4000rpm)
due to go on sale in Australia.
An integral roll-bar is fitted behind the driver and passenger doors,
with separate soft-top roof sections fore and aft of it.
Price to be decided as of 10/'99.
1998, April: The new-shape LWB Suzuki Vitara went on sale in Australia.
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