Next-gen Suzuki Grand Vitara to debut by 2021 - Report

23/03/2018 - 13:17 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

Introduced in 2005, the third generation Suzuki Grand Vitara continues selling even today globally. According to a report from, Suzuki does plan to introduce an all-new Suzuki Grand Vitara.

2015 Suzuki Grand Vitara Limited front three quarter at the Auto Shanghai 2015
The third-gen Suzuki Vitara was introduced back in 2005 and continues to sell even today globally.

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.

2015 Suzuki Grand Vitara Limited rear three quarter at the Auto Shanghai 2015
Maruti Suzuki discontinued the Suzuki Grand Vitara in India in 2013.

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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.


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