Introduced in 2005, the third generation Suzuki Grand Vitara continues selling even today globally. According to a report from Kolesa.ru, Suzuki does plan to introduce an all-new Suzuki Grand Vitara.
In a recent interview with the Russian publication, Takayuki Hasegawa, Deputy General Manager, Suzuki Russia, was asked when the next-gen Suzuki Grand Vitara will arrive. “In the near future,” Mr. Hasegawa replied. “The new Grand Vitara will appear in two to three years,” he added.
The third-gen Suzuki Grand Vitara is sold alongside the Suzuki Vitara in many markets. Featuring a monocoque chassis with built-in ladder frame, it is a tougher, more premium alternative to the Suzuki Vitara soft-roader. Moreover, it’s available in a 3-door version as well, and even that is more expensive than the Suzuki Vitara.
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The Suzuki Grand Vitara was once sold in India too, but it achieved little success in our market. Maruti Suzuki was then seen as a low-cost, small car brand and C-segment SUVs were not in high demand like present times. Also, the SUV lacked a diesel engine option. It’s unknown whether Maruti Suzuki will bring the next-gen Suzuki Grand Vitara to India or not. Next year, the company will reportedly launch a new SUV underpinned by the fifth generation C platform and positioned above the Maruti Vitara Brezza.