Suzuki Australia has revamped its Grand Vitara range by loping two cylinders off its engine and adding a two-wheel drive model.
According to Suzuki Australia General Manager, Tony Devers, 2WD models now account for almost half of all SUV sales in the country.
“The addition of a 2WD version of [the] Grand Vitara is a direct response to customer feedback,” he said.
“Customers looking for the legendary reliability and performance of [the] Grand Vitara, but not wanting to venture off the beaten track can now choose a 2WD version.”
The 2WD Grand Vitara will be known as Urban. Its birth also marks the demise of the V6 Grand Vitara which is no longer offered.
The Grand Vitara Urban also brings along a minor facelift to the entire range. Every model in the line-up will get a bold new face featuring a new grille and bumper, two new colours – Gaia Bronze and Bison Brown, new 17-inch alloy wheels and new seat fabrics.
Powering the petrol only Urban will be Suzuki’s 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine, paired with a five-speed manual gearbox or optional four-speed automatic. Unlike other 2WD SUVs (with the exception of the Ford Territory), the Grand Vitara Urban is a rear-wheel drive.
|Grand Vitara 3-door manual||A$24,990|
|Grand Vitara 3-door auto||A$26,990|
|Grand Vitara Urban 2WD manual||A$26,990|
|Grand Vitara Urban 2WD auto||A$28,990|
|Grand Vitara Sport 4WD manual||A$31,490|
|Grand Vitara Sport 4WD auto||A$33,490|
|Grand Vitara Prestige 4WD auto||A$38,990|
|Grand Vitara DDiS 4WD manual||A$35,990|