Brazil – 2014 Suzuki Grand Vitara launches with extra equipment
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
The Suzuki Grand Vitara is not a success in India, it’s actually everything but a success. A high asking price, the lack of a diesel motor and a mediocre interior were nails on its coffin.
However it seems the petrol-powered SUV enjoys a warmer hospitality in Brazil. The Vitara has just got a MY2014 update in the nation and also celebrates the 25th anniversary of the nameplate.
The 2014 Suzuki Grand Vitara has subtle visual changes like ORVMs with integrated turn indicators and new 18″ alloy wheels (available only in variants with the automatic gearbox). The rest of the updates can be noticed in the equipment list.
The 2014 model comes with a touchscreen multimedia infotainment system which offers GPS as an optional extra across all variants. Standard equipment also includes automatic climate control, 2-DIN music player with steering wheel mounted audio controls, ABS with EBD, and airbags.
Apart from the model year update, Suzuki has also launched a limited edition model in a unique bronze paint job and beige leather upholstery.
The Grand Vitara is powered by a 140bhp 2.0 litre petrol engine paired to either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission. It is available in 4×2 and 4×4 versions.
The 2014 Grand Vitara starts at 75,490 Reals (Rs. 19.73 lakhs) for the MT 4×2 variant and goes up to 93,920 Reals (Rs. 24.85 lakhs) for the 4×4 AT variant.