One of the first small SUVs ever was the Suzuki Vitara, however, even though it was very popular, the Japanese manufacturer was not satisfied with sales and it appears that this is the main reason why they decided to stop the production in 1998. Since then, small SUVs and crossover have become the best selling cars all over the world and this is probably the main reason why the Japanese manufacturer has decided to revive this model and it is already on sale in Japan (but under the name of Suzuki Escudo), while the rest of the world will soon be able to buy it as a 2016 Suzuki Grand Vitara.
2016 Suzuki Grand Vitara Exterior
This new model marks a new chapter for the Japanese manufacturer in terms of design. For a long time Suzuki designed its cars to be different from all other, but with the new 2016 Suzuki Grand Vitara it appears that they wanted to make a crossover that will be interesting especially to European customers. The front of the new Grand Vitara is very similar to the other Japanese crossovers – it has elevated front, low and wide grille with chrome detailing (and it houses the large Suzuki logo in chrome), lower front bumper that comes with integrated LED daytime running lights and with fog lights as well.
The back is pretty much standard – smaller rear bumper with black rear diffuser, taillights with LED elements and a small rear spoiler are the main elements. The Japanese manufacturer decided to offer the 2016 Suzuki Grand Vitara with the roof painted in black and all the pillars as well, which makes it look really interesting. Furthermore, Suzuki plans to offer the Grand Vitara in different color options and with different alloy wheels.
Suzuki Grand Vitara 2016 Interior
One of the reasons why crossovers are so popular these days is the fact that they offer a comfortable and functional interior that is beautifully designed at the same time. The 2016 Suzuki Grand Vitara comes with an interior that really helps it stand out from the crowd – the touch screen display is located in the center of the dashboard and it can be used for both satellite navigation and the control of the infotainment system.
Above the display are located two air vents and an analog clock, which is a nice detail. Apart from that, there is a plastic element that goes from one side of the dashboard to the other and it is in the color of the exterior of the car.
Suzuki Grand Vitara Engine
Even though the Suzuki Grand Vitara 2016 is currently offered in Japan, it is not known which engines does the Japanese manufacturer plans to offer in Grand Vitara that will be available in the global market.
Most of the reports suggest that it is going to be the small 1.4l 4-cylinder engine that does not have too much power, but it is really fuel efficient.
2016 Suzuki Grand Vitara Release date and price
The Suzuki Grand Vitara 2016 should go on sale in the spring of 2016. The price of the base model should start at around $20,000.