Until now customer opting for a diesel powered Suzuki Grand Vitara have been restricted in their choice to the larger 5-door bodystyle.But from April, a new 3-door model joins the range.The new model will be priced at a competitive £14,999 on-the-road.

The new 1.9 DDiS Grand Vitara adopts the drivetrain of the manual transmission 5-door models.The car supplements permanent four-wheel drive with a centre differential lock and a low range to ensure serious and outstanding off road capability, Unlike its petrol-engined 3-door sibling, which is essentially a ‘soft roader’.

Grand Vitara3-door available with diesel engine
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The intercooler and turbocharged engine is supplied from Renault, and gas a output of 129 PS, and a hefty 221 lb ft (300 Nm) of torque peaking at 2000 rpm.The fuel economy is not penalized by such an output, and the 1.9 DDiS 3 door Grand Vitara achieves 38.2 mpg on the combined cycle, while carbon dioxide emissions are 195 g/km. The enigine joins a line-up comprising 1.6-litre VVT and VVT+ 3-door manual models; 2.0-litre 16v 5-door manual and automatic models; and 1.9 DDiS 5-door manual model.

Grand Vitara3-door available with diesel engine
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The equipment levels are generous, in line with other Grand Vitara models.It includes climate control, air conditioning, front electric windows, an integrated radio/CD player with steering wheel mounted audio controls, tinted glass, tilt adjustable steering, reclining rear seats, heated and folding door mirrors, immobiliser, alloys and front fogs. Outstanding safety credentials include front, side and curtain airbags for front seat occupants, plus curtain airbags in the rear.

The 3-door with its ‘crouched’ muscular form projects a more sporty persona, in contrast to the 5-door model’s understated elegance. The front and rear legroom is comparable to that of models from a higher segment thanks to a relatively long wheelbase that permitted a roomy cabin.

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  (612) posted on 11.7.2010

I don’t know, I don’t think a 4x4 vehicle like the wrangler could benefit from a torque engine like a diesel...

  (666) posted on 05.13.2010

The Grand Vitara features a 1.6-litre twin-cam 16 valve 4 cylinder with variable valve timing that develops 73 kW at 5900 rpm, 139 Nm.

  (939) posted on 03.22.2010

Any more update about suzuki grand vitara? but honestly if I’m going to choose between CR-V and Vitara. I’d go for the vitara.

  (708) posted on 01.31.2010

well that’s a good news from Suzuki.. the previous models only come in petrol engine.. and i must say it’s one hell of a gas grizzler.. good thing that suzuki open their door in diesel engine....

  (428) posted on 01.5.2010

grand vitara is one of the best suv’s available in the market, but it seems that i don’t get much attention because of it’s competitors, suzuki doesn’t advertise much about Vitara.

  (1332) posted on 12.16.2009

good thing that Suzuki offered a diesel engine for Vitara 3 door, the pertol version of Vitara 3 door is very oil consuming one.

  (1022) posted on 12.6.2009

grand vitara is really catching up with the other competitors, their models are better than the earlier versions, Suzuki is really ready to face the new age of transportation. And it’s safety features is a plus.

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