Is your car your pride and joy, or are you ready for a change? Let us know and you could win a £300 John Lewis voucher | No thanks

Seven Seats for New Suzuki 4x4

Wed, 22 Aug 2001
Suzuki has unveiled a new Grand Vitara 4x4 now capable of carrying seven passengers.

Called the Grand Vitara XL-7, it lists at £19,995 and boasts a standard 170bhp 2.7 litre V6 engine and the choice of 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmissions.

Length is 4,700mm (15 ft 5 in); width is 1,780mm (5 ft 10 in) and height is 1,740mm (5 ft 9 in). The gross vehicle weight is 2,260kg and the maximum braked towing weight is 1,850kg. Luggage capacity with 2nd and 3rd rows of seats folded is 1,492 litres. Turning circle is a tight 11,800mm (39 feet) for this class of vehicle.

The engine develops 170bhp at 6,000rpm and 231Nm (170 lb ft) torque at 3,300rpm. Combined fuel consumption for the manual is 26.2mpg and emissions 260g/km. Figures for the automatic are 23.5mpg and 285g/km. Importantly, the engine has a timing chain rather than timing belt for long term reliability.

Front suspension is independent by MacPerson strut; rear is a solid axle on five-link trailing arms.

More at


Add a comment


Ask Honest John

Value my car

Amount to borrow
Sorry. The minimum loan amount is £1000
To pay back over

My credit score

Best available rate 9.20%

Total repayment £8,930.17

Total cost of credit £1,430.17


48 monthly payments

Apply now

Representative example

Borrowing £7,500 over 4 years with a representative APR of 25.4%, an annual interest rate of 25.4% (Fixed) and a deposit of £0.00, the amount payable would be £239.77 per month, with a total cost of credit of £4,008.96 and a total amount payable of £11,508.96.

CarFinance 247 Limited is acting as an independent credit broker

Universal Square, Devonshire Street North, Manchester, M12 6JH