Suzuki is one of the top Japanese players in the automobile industry and the company is trying its level best to grab a larger share in the fast growing and competitive SUV segment. That explains why Suzuki is launching the Grand Vitara SUV in a new form in 2017. The car made its debut way back in 1988. Despite being sold in good numbers since its launch, there is no denying it has started looking a little dated. The rising competition in SUV segment has made Suzuki team come up with revamped version. The new car is based on compact Vitara crossover. It is also based on the iV-4 concept. There will be 5 and 3 door models of the car.
2017 Suzuki Grand Vitara – Exterior Body Styles and Interior Changes
The exterior of 2017 Suzuki Grand Vitara will have a bold and trendy look. The sleek LED front lights blend into the mesh grille in front. The alloy tires are also new. Reportedly, the company has resorted to using the lightweight material to make the car. This not only makes the car lighter but also enhances mileage to an extent. At the back part, there will be enhanced tail lights along with a new exhaust system. Overall, the design is aggressive looking and more contemporary. The new Suzuki Grand Vitara 2017 has a monocoque body structure along with built-in ladder frame which ensures better durability and stability.
The interior of the 2017 Suzuki Grand Vitara will be more spacious compared to its predecessor. The leather seats are large and they also offer enough legroom for all passengers. The rear seats have 50/50 split design. They are comfortable and three adults can be accommodated in the back row. Its dashboard contains large touch screen display and an enhanced infotainment system. Inside the cabin, you get consistent hues and design. Suzuki has used automatic dual climate control system in the cabin of the SUV. Features like Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth, USB ports will also be there. Cargo area is pretty good for a car of this class and it is rather boxy. The interior has many rounded contours which are soothing on the eyes. The rear door is side hinged which can lead to problems in those cramped parking lots. The 2017 Suzuki Grand Vitara comes loaded with some of the latest safety and entertainment features, beyond any doubt. The Smartphone Linkage Display Audio setup controlled by 7-inch touch screen display is one example. It is compatible with both MirrorLink and Apple CarPlay. However, you will have to do without automatic headlights or satellite navigation.The safety options are quite decent too. The Radar break support system helps evade collisions. It works when the Suzuki Vitara 2017 runs at lower speeds, though. This helps avoid accidents on road and injury to an extent. You also get adaptive cruise control. There is traction and stability control. You also get seat belts along with SRS dual front airbags. The 2017 Grand Vitara comes with the company’s three-year, 60,000-mile warranty. This ensures lower running and maintenance cost in the long run.
2017 Suzuki Grand Vitara – Powerful Engine and Performance
The 2017 Suzuki Grand Vitara will have a 2.4-liters four cylinder iV-4 engine. It will generate 166 hp. The powertrain is coupled with a 6-speed transmission unit. It lets the car reach zero to 60 mph in 7 seconds, which is rather commendable. It’s rated peak speed is 150 mph. The engine is equipped with Suzuki’s 4-mode 4×4 system 4WD system. There are 4 selectable modes Auto, Sport, Lock and Snow. The engine noise levels, however, are higher than most of the rivals. However, it scores quite well on fuel economy in its class. The car handles all terrains quite well and body roll is not much to bother about. The 2017 Suzuki Grand Vitara also breaks quite well and handles corners quite well.
2017 Suzuki Grand Vitara – Expected Date of Arrival and Price
The exact launch date of 2017 Suzuki Grand Vitara is not known but it will be made available for sale in last months of 2016, as per the reports. The model will have a price tag close to $31000 as per the reports. Overall, the 2017 Suzuki Grand Vitara has got what it takes to remain a capable SUV that performs nicely on a road and meets expectation off roads too! Its monocoque body structure ensures durability. The enhanced aerodynamic styling wins it some brownie points and usage of lightweight material also contributes to good fuel economy. The safety features are fine but some specs found in rivals models are missing in the SUV. The interior is well designed and the entertainment features are good but the level of refinement just cannot match the level offered by German rivals. When it hits the showroom, the SUV will face steep competition from rivals like Honda CRV, Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV 4. However, the 2017 Suzuki Grand Vitara still has the edge over them price wise.