Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Suzuki Philippines Quietly Updates Grand Vitara for 2014 (w/ Complete Specs)
Suzuki Philippines has quietly updated their compact crossover, the Grand Vitara, for the 2014 model year. And though the changes are purely cosmetic, the biggest news is a much more affordable price tag: P 1,160,000. In other words, for the price of a typical compact sedan, you can make your way up to a Japan-built compact crossover.
For the 2014 model year, the Suzuki Grand Vitara gets a new grille and front bumpers. The bumpers now incorporate a silver-finished over rider for a much more rugged look. At the size, a new alloy wheel design serves as the main highlight while side-mirror turn signal repeaters give it a dash of modernity. At the back, not much has changed though so the Grand Vitara continues with its rear-mounted spare tire cover and multi-reflector tail lamps.
Underneath, the 2014 Grand Vitara is solely available as a two-wheel drive model (rear-wheel drive). Powering it is a longitudinally-mounted 2.4-liter engine (J24B) with 168 horsepower and 227 Nm of torque. The only available transmission is a 4-speed automatic. Stopping power is provided by front and rear vented disc brakes and grip is ensured by the 225/65R17 alloy wheels. The all-around independent suspension (MacPherson Strut front, Multi-Links back) ensures surefooted cornering.
Inside, the 2014 Grand Vitara remains the same. It still seats five adults and a maximum luggage space of 1,386 liters (with rear seats folded). The main upgrade is in the entertainment system which sees an upgraded audio system. Now, it incorporates the ubiquitous auxiliary audio jack to go with the usual CD/MP3/WMA set-up. Sound is pumped through 6 speakers. Aside from the sound system, the 2014 Grand Vitara also receives the luxury of an automatic climate control system.
The 2014 Suzuki Grand Vitara is now available at all Suzuki Auto dealers in five colors: White, Silver, Grey, Black, and Brown.