22 December 2005

Suzuki has added the option of a diesel engine for buyers of its new Grand Vitara, which launched three months ago. The new 1.9 DDiS model is available in five-door form only for £16999, a £1500 increase on the 2.0-litre petrol Vitara but still £1700 less than the 2.2 i-CTDi Honda CR-V and £2600 less than the 2.2 dCi Nissan X-Trail.

The turbocharged diesel engine delivers 127 bhp and 221 lb ft of torque, sending the Vitara from 0-62 mph in 13.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 106mph. Suzuki claims an average fuel consumption of 36.7 mpg.

On the exterior, the only change from the petrol model is the DDiS badging. Inside, standard equipment is also the same, featuring climate control air conditioning, front and rear electric windows, tilt adjustable steering, CD player, reclining rear seats and alloy wheels.

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • BMW M5
    First Drive
    22 March 2018
    Super saloon deploys four-wheel drive to improve every facet of its driving experience. Faster and more capable than any, and more exciting than most, of its celebrated predecessors
  • Range Rover Sport SVR
    First Drive
    22 March 2018
    More power and an intoxicating soundtrack have breathed new life into our love affair with the biggest, baddest Range Rover Sport variant
  • First Drive
    21 March 2018
    The new Vantage has been developed as a Porsche 911 beater, and our first taste on UK roads suggests it can live up to that bold claim
  • Nissan Leaf Tekna
    The is the new Nissan Leaf
    First Drive
    21 March 2018
    The new version of the world's best-selling electric car gains a bigger battery and more power. How does it compare to rivals such as the Volkswagen e-Golf?
  • Range Rover p400e
    First Drive
    20 March 2018
    The original luxury SUV is now available as a plug-in hybrid, promising lower emissions and the capacity for silent electric motoring