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Suzuki Vitara.

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The Suzuki line-up: Vitara (4 door), Sierra Stockman (ute),
Vitara (2 door), Sierra.

Suzuki make SWB and LWB versions of the Vitara. Long known as builders of small cars and 4WDs, the LWB Vitara has 5 seats and a 2L V6 option. Suddenly it is not so small any more.

The main competition is Toyota's RAV4. Suzuki's ad's have been having a good dig at the RAV4, pointing to that 4x4's lack of a chassis and a proper hi/lo-ratio transfer-case, and painting it as a sheep in wolf's clothing.

1992 Geo Tracker

In the USA the Vitara is sold as the Tracker, pre-1998 the Geo-Tracker and in 1998 and later as the Chevrolet Tracker.

Suzuki Vitara SWB from 1995, 1997.

  • Hard-top/soft-top, 2+2, 2dr
  • loa: 3630mm, width: 1630mm, height: 1665mm, weight: 1075-1105kg
  • wheelbase: 2200mm, track: 1395mm/1400mm, grnd clearance: 200mm (chassis)
  • turning radius: 4.9m
  • G16A 1590cc petrol 4cyl EFI 4v/cyl SOHC
  • bore: 75mm, stroke: 90mm, c.r.: 9.5:1
  • power: 71kW at 5600rpm, torque: 132Nm at 4000rpm
  • transmission: 5m/4a, part-time 4WD
  • suspension: strut-coil/live-coil, brakes: disc/drum
  • tyres: 205/75R15, fuel-tank: 42L
  • From mid 1997 a dohc 2-litre 4-cyl engine (97kW at 6200rpm, 166Nm at 3000rpm) was offered alongside the 1.6L
  • prices: 1.6L soft-top from $20K, 2.0L hard-top from $25K, 1997

Suzuki Vitara LWB 4-cyl from 1995, 1997

  • station wagon, 5 seats, 5 doors
  • loa: 4030mm, width: 1635mm, height: 1700mm, weight: 1150kg (unladen)
  • GVM: 1650kg
  • wheelbase: 2830mm, track: 1395mm/1400mm, grnd clearance: 200mm
  • turning radius: 5.4m
  • G16B 1590cc petrol 4-cyl Efi 4v/cyl SOHC
  • bore: 75mm, stroke: 90mm, c.r.: 9.5:1
  • power: 71kW at 5600rpm, torque: 132Nm at 4000rpm
  • transmission: 5m/4a, part-time 4WD
  • suspension: strut-coil/live-coil, brakes: disc/drum
  • fuel-tank: 55L

Suzuki Vitara LWB V6 from 1995, 1997

  • 5dr SW, 5 seat, 5dr, ABS and 2 x air-bag (opt)
  • loa: 4125mm, width: 1695mm, height: 1695mm, weight: 1310kg
  • wheelbase: 2480mm, track: 1455mm/1440mm, grnd clearance: 200mm (chassis)
  • turning radius: 5.5m
  • H20A 1998cc petrol V6 EFI 4v/cyl DOHC
  • bore: 78mm, stroke: 69.7mm, c.r.: 9.5:1
  • power: 100kW at 6500rpm, torque: 172Nm at 4000rpm
  • transmission: 5m/4a, part-time 4WD
  • suspension: strut-coil/live-coil, brakes: disc/drum
  • tyres: 215/65R16 98S, fuel-tank: 70L

Go to the 1998 & current Vitara and Suzuki pages


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