Suzuki has been a household name in the low-end section of vehicles across the globe. But it’ll be wrong to write off Suzuki in the SUV market. Suzuki has been producing SUVs since 1988. It started with a three-door version of Vitara. In its third generation of design, the 2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara will be its latest addition.
2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara is a buildup of the Grand Vitara project started by Suzuki back in 2008. Suzuki’s Vitara also goes by the name of Suzuki Escudo. With a goal to deliver off-road experiences and optimum fuel efficiency, the Japanese automaker has brought out its Grand Vitara series.
2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara Design
Smooth edges and well-positioned lights – both front and rear give the SUV a classy crossover look. It will retain a classy feel while driving around city traffic.
The latest Grand Vitara has a rugged appearance with stronger grilles. A version of the Suzuki iV-4 Concept, 2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara sports a muscular and bulkier look. Parallel chrome bars on the grille area adds to the SUV look of the vehicle.8.7 inches of ground clearance and 18-inch alloy wheels complete the design details of Suzuki Grand Vitara 2018.
Rumors hold that the new model will have a clam-shell hood that can be customized as needed by customers. Interiors will be lased with prominently black plastic parts and leather finishing for seats. Leather wrapped steering wheel along with heating features will also be a class addition to the interior design.
A central screen mounted at the top of the dashboard provides easy access to navigation, climate control and mirror controls. The 6.1-inch touchscreen system runs on Suna-based navigation apart from other infotainment services – Bluetooth, hands-free phone, iPod connectivity.
Suzuki is likely to install a 2.4-litre 4-cylinder DOHC engine as in its previous version of Vitara. Expect to drive with 205 HP of power and 225 lb-ft of torque. The DOHC engine is a strong one among the rivals in the class and argues well for the Grand Vitara’s off-road capabilities.
Suzuki is one of the leaders when it comes to fuel efficiency. Predictions expect over 23 mpg average efficiency for the 2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara.
The 4-speed automatic transmission is well equipped with power steering for a smooth 4X4 drive. Although, the new Suzuki Grand Vitara 2018 is a heavy vehicle is heavier than rivals like Subaru, this SUV does not compromise on its drive feel in any way. Suzuki provides a set of driver controls and safety features like: Cruise control, Parking sensors , Traction Control system, and Reversing Camera. The Grand Vitara has a special Electronic Safety Program full with anti-lock braking system and electronic brake force distribution system. SRS dual front airbags provide extra safety to drivers.
Price of 2018 Grand Vitara
Drivers can expect to get hold of 2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara somewhere around second or third quarter of 2018. Base price is set at $20,000. High end version can cost up to $40,000. A premium performance is guaranteed by Suzuki Grand Vitara at the rated price range.