Suzuki new Vitara Urban will have two-wheel drive, with power sent to the rear.
Suzuki new Vitara Urban will have two-wheel drive, with power sent to the rear.

Urbanite with pulling power

SUZUKI will add a new chapter to the Grand Vitara story with the launch of the first two-wheel drive version of the car that helped start the compact SUV revolution.

A staple of the Suzuki diet for a quarter of a century, the new Grand Vitara will boast a two-wheel model for the first time in the company's history.

The Grand Vitara Urban will headline the updates to Suzuki's award-winning SUV.

Every model in the line-up will get a bold new front end featuring a new grille and bumper, two bold new colours - platinum bronze and brown - stylish new 17 or 18-inch alloy wheels and new seat fabrics.

The Urban, like all petrol models, will be offered exclusively with a 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine, matched to a five-speed transmission or optional four-speed automatic.

Unlike other two-wheel drive SUVs, however, the Grand Vitara Urban will drive the rear wheels.

It will be available in three-door and five-door configurations.

New features will include sat nav, voice control, cruise control, Bluetooth, electric windows, remote locking and outstanding safety from six airbags and ESP stability control.

Drive away pricing is expected to be about $26,990.

Customers wanting the benefits of 4x4 are well catered for with four versions of Grand Vitara.

It begins with the Grand Vitara Three-Door Sport, then the Five-Door Sport, then the award-winning DDiS turbo-diesel followed by the Platinum.

The Urban is the only Grand Vitara derivative to be offered with two-wheel drive.

The Sport nameplate is the first model in the line-up to come with the optional satellite navigation system, with Bluetooth and USB connectivity. It also features new 17-inch alloy wheels.

The Prestige model sits atop the tree, complete with leather, sunroof, 18-inch alloys, keyless entry and start, premium sound, satellite navigation and USB input. It will only be available in automatic.

Suzuki's award-winning Grand Vitara DDiS turbo-diesel continues to be popular and engine management system upgrades have improved fuel economy to just 6.8 litres per 100km.


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