Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Suzuki Vitara celebrates 20 years with new 233-hp special model

European Suzuki Grand Vitara Facelifted

BENSHEIM : September 29, 2008 - As in 1988 with the Suzuki Vitara compact SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) invented, hardly a suspected what a steep career this segment would make. Nearly 2.4 million copies of the (Grand) Vitara has been sold worldwide, for years, the segment recorded growth rates. Just in time for 20-year anniversary of the Off-athletes brings the four-wheel specialist at 750 Vehicles limited special model "20 years" with V6-3.2-liter petrol engine on the market. Suzuki also increased the power with a 2.4-liter engine for current 2.0-liter model replaced.

Special Edition "20 years" strongest and fastest of all time Grand Vitara

From 0 to 100 km / h in 9.3 seconds and a top speed of 200 km / h - in the engine of the limited Special Edition is a light-V6 with 3.2 Liter engine capacity. Special Vitara makes 171 kW (233 bhp) at 6,200 rpm. The torque is 291 Newton-meters and reaches its maximum at 3,200 rpm. What a serene and sovereign supports driving. Power comes exclusively five automatic transmissions for use, consumption is averaging 0.6 liters per 100 km - a considerable size and performance value. CO2 emissions amounts to 245 g / km. Even the six-cylinder Vitara is a true off-roader with sophisticated all-wheel technology, the most difficult terrain under the wheels can take.

Fully equipped luxury and safety

As it is for an exclusive special model is one, the Grand Vitara "20 years" a exceptional facilities. The base serves as a luxurious "Comfort" line, which including a leather interior with heated seats front, automatic air conditioning, 18-inch Timber and a key-less entry and start system includes, as well as a electric sliding glass roof, Xenon headlamps with cleaning, interior wood optics and a navigation system with generous 6.9-inch color screen and integrated radio-CD player. Recognizably Jubilee model on the "20 Years" badge on the front doors.

Like all Grand Vitara models is of course the "20 years" with a complete Suzuki Security package equipped. These include ABS with electronic brake force distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, ESP, including traction control, six airbags, two Isofix - Child seat mountings for the rear seat bench, an effective side impact protection in the Doors, and active front headrests in the event of a crash wegklappende pedals and only a special model available in Berganfahr and Bergabfahrhilfe. For optimal Braking power disc brakes ensure that both the "20 years" as well as special model For all other versions (except 1.6-liter gasoline) front and rear are appropriate. Scheduled is the virtue despite the anniversary SUV in the colors Pearl White metallic, bluish Black Pearl Metallic, Twilight Purple Pearl Metallic Gray Metallic and Quasar. The total price is 36,000 euros.

Powerful and economical: A new 2.4-liter engine Grand Vitara

The modern four-engine series brings in an engine capacity of 2.4 liters with 124 kW (169 hp) 20 percent more performance on the street than the existing 2.0-aggregate
(103 kW/140 hp). It is the combined standard consumption of the three at 8.8 liters per 100 kilometers, representing a CO2 emission of 205 g / km. When you are driving it is 9.0 liters per 100 km and only two percent more than the previous engine. The CO2 is 208 g / km. By accelerating just 11.2 seconds from 0 to 100, the maximum speed is 180 km / h. 5 km / h creates more of the 2.0 litres Grand Vitara, the 0-to-100-sprint done in 11.7 seconds.

Outside and inside modernized

In the wake of the new motorization at the Grand Vitara was also a slight optical model made. Side mirrors with integrated turn signal (except 1.6 - PETROL-liter), a new front grill and a modified front bumper, the compact SUV fresh and modern look. Through the new face of the front also grew Body overhang by 30 millimeters, so that the total length of the three-door Grand Vitara now 4.06-meter (1.6-liter gasoline 4.03 meters) per year, while 4.5 meters on five doors model. New 17-inch alloy wheels in five-spoke design provide a sporty occurs. The driving equipment in the "Comfort" also rolls on exclusive 18-inch alloy wheel with seven spokes. Even inside the Grand Vitara has received a small facelift. What is new is the speedometer integrated info screen, the driver, inter alia, on Fuel tank and remaining informed and important content warnings there.

Moreover, the operation of the air conditioning is now even easier with the new Seat covers create a fresher and friendlier atmosphere. Regarding the safety concerns, such as Suzuki goes for all his models, including the Grand Vitara no compromises. In addition to the mandatory permanent all-wheel drive are All Grand Vitara include ABS with electronic brake force distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, ESP ®, six airbags and Isofix child seat mounting-equipped. The Prices for the Grand Vitara with the new motorization start at 24,000 Euros

Images : European Suzuki Grand Vitara Facelifted

[Source : SUZUKI, Europe]


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