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It has a completely revised 2.5 litre V6 engine and a generously uprated specification, so it is appropriate that Suzuki has named the latest addition to its wide and popular SUV range the Grand Vitara 2.5 V6 X-EC.

Slotting neatly between the Grand Vitara 2.0 litre 5-door estate and the larger 
XL-7 2.7 V6, this new special edition will be available only in limited numbers, so exclusivity will be an important part of its appeal.

And, with a price of £16,999 on-the-road for the manual transmission model and £17,949 for the automatic – in line with Suzuki’s usual policy – it is exceptional value for money.

On top of the already generously-equipped Grand Vitara 5-door specification comes climate control air conditioning, multi-spoke alloy wheels, and front fog lamps.

The interior also takes on an added air of sophistication with a stylish two-tone grey colour scheme and leather upholstery which is complemented by wood-effect trim on the fascia, centre console and chrome interior door handles.

On the outside the stylish X-EC is distinguished by a unique body colour – Azure Grey pearl metallic – while a tailgate spoiler, silver painted roof rails, chrome-plated door handles and grille, and body-coloured spare wheel cover further single out Suzuki’s new model from its extensive range of sister Grand Vitara models which include 3 and 5-door petrol and diesel variants. A special ‘X-EC’ badge naturally rounds off the whole package.

Advanced design, all-aluminium V6

At the heart of the X-EC model is an advanced, all-aluminium V6 engine closely related to the 2.7 litre unit powering Suzuki’s larger Grand Vitara XL-7.

Lightweight and compact, the 2,493 cc DOHC V6 24-valve unit delivers an outstanding power-to-weight ratio, with peak output of 158 PS (116 kW) arriving at 6,200 rpm. The engine is supremely flexible, and 153 lb ft (208 Nm) developed at 3,500 rpm ensures plenty of low speed pulling power.

Those figures are reflected in a competitive Combined fuel consumption of 27.7 mpg, and a top speed of 109 mph (automatic 106 mph), while the X-EC has a maximum braked trailer towing capacity of 1,850 kg in common with other 5-door models.

The engine’s advanced specification features Direct Drive Valvetrain with the cams directly operating the valves, realising more power and quicker response throughout the rev range as well as contributing to lower fuel consumption. Noise and vibration are minimised through measures such as a front hydraulic engine mount, oil-pressure-type timing chain adjuster and new micro-grooved bearings.

Highly capable and a refined manner

The X-EC package comes as standard of course with the Grand Vitara’s rugged good looks and a go-anywhere capability to match. A Drive Select 4x4 system which can be brought into play when driving in a straight line at speeds up to 62 mph, a tough ladder frame chassis and long travel suspension combine with the new high torque engine to provide effortless off-road performance.

The Grand Vitara philosophy however is also about refined travelling, and spacious accommodation and a comfortable, well-equipped cabin deliver a pleasant environment for everyday driving.

A spacious luggage area, numerous storage areas throughout the cabin, power steering, electric windows and mirrors, radio/CD player, separate folding/reclining rear seats, steering-wheel mounted audio controls and remote central locking are all included as part of the Grand Vitara experience.

The 2.5 V6 X-EC qualifies for an insurance group rating of 14D and is on sale now.

Notes to editors:

  • All Suzuki models are covered by Suzuki Shield, a 3 years’/60,000 mile 
    new vehicle warranty, by Suzuki Assistance, providing 24 hour UK and European roadside assistance, recovery and associated services for 36 months and by a six or twelve* year perforation warranty.
  • On The Road Prices include VAT, delivery to dealer, number plates, 
    6 months’ Vehicle Excise Duty and First Registration Fee.

* Twelve years on Liana, Ignis and Wagon R+

ENDS

5 August, 2004

Media Contact: David Farquhar at Suzuki GB Press Office

Telephone: 01293 766114; mobile 07885 200770; home 01273 202288

E-mail: pressoffice@suzuki.co.uk

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GRAND VITARA 2.5 V6 X-EC 5-DOOR SPECIFICATIONS

 

 

5 Door

 

 

2.5 V6 24 valve

 

 

M/T

A/T

DIMENSIONS  

Overall length

mm

4215

Overall width

mm

1780

Overall height

mm

1740

Wheelbase

mm

2480

Front track

mm

1500

Rear track

mm

1500

Ground clearance

mm

195

Angle of approach

degrees

29

Angle of departure

degrees

29

Ramp angle

degrees

24

WEIGHTS & CARGO

Kerb weight

kg

1505

Gross vehicle weight

kg

1950

Towing capacity (braked)

kg

1850

Towing capacity (unbraked)

kg

700

ENGINE

Type

 

H25A

No. of cylinders

 

6

No. of valves

 

24

Fuel distribution

 

Multipoint fuel injection

Bore x stroke

mm

84 x 75

Piston displacement

cc

2493

Compression ratio

 

9.5:1

Max. output kW/PS@rpm

 

116/158 @ 6200

Max. torque Nm/lb.ft@rpm

 

208/153 @ 3500

CHASSIS

Brake type

 

Servo assisted/diagonally split front ventilated discs and rear drums

Suspension

front

MacPherson strut and coil springs

 

rear

Trailing arms on a rigid axle with a Panhard rod, separate gas dampers and coil springs

Steering

 

Power assisted rack and pinion

Turning circle

m

10.6

Fuel tank capacity

litres

66

PERFORMANCE & ECONOMY 

Urban cycle mpg (l/100km)

20.9 (13.5)

19.8 (14.3)

Extra urban mpg (l/100km)

33.6 (8.4)

31.7 (8.9)

Combined mpg (l/100km)

27.7 (10.2)

25.9 (10.9)

CO2 emission

g/km

245

262

Max speed mph

109

106

Acceleration 0-62mph (0-100km/h)

secs

10.6

12.4

Tyre size

 

235/60R16

 

GRAND VITARA 2.5 V6 X-EC 5-DOOR EQUIPMENT

 

 

 

 

COMFORT

 

 

Power assisted steering

4

Tilt adjustable steering column

4

Front and rear electric windows

4

Remote central door locking

4

Electrically adjustable, heated door mirrors

4

Air conditioning

 

4

Climate control

 

6

Multi adjustable air flow control

4

Radio/CD player

 

4

Audio controls on steering wheel

4

Tinted glass

 

4

 

 

 

 

INSTRUMENT PANEL

 

Rev. counter and trip meter

4

Digital clock/outside temperature indicator

4

"4WD on" indicator

 

4

Lights on and key-in warning

4

Fuel warning indicator

4

Cigarette lighter

 

4

 

 

 

 

INTERIOR

 

 

Wood effect interior trim

4

Leather upholstery and door trims

4

Leather trimmed steering wheel

4

Chrome-plated interior door handles

4

Two-tone grey interior

4

Interior light and boot light (3 position)

4

Twin map reading lights

4

Sun visor/vanity mirror/ticket holder (both sides)

4

Day/night rear view mirror

4

Lockable glove box

 

4

Centre console with drinks holder and storage

4

Passenger front seat undertray

4

Front seat back pockets (both sides)

4

Reclining front/2nd row seats

4

Sliding front seats

 

4

Split folding 2nd row seat backs

4

Front seat height adjustment (driver's side)

4

Height adjustable front/2nd row seat head restraints

4

Detachable front/2nd row seat head restraints

4

Front & rear door armrests

4

Door pockets

 

4

Passenger grab handles – assist grips

3

Portable front and rear ashtray

4

Accessory socket x 2

4

Luggage room undertray

4

Luggage room side storage

4

Removable luggage cover

4

 

EXTERIOR

 

 

Azure Grey Pearl Metallic

4

Halogen headlights

4

Front foglamps

4

2 speed + variable intermittent windscreen wipe

4

Intermittent rear wash/wipe

4

Heated rear window

4

Silver-painted roof rails

4

Towing eye

4

Wheel centre caps

4

Alloy wheels

4

Colour co-ordinated bumpers/door mirrors

4

Chrome door handles

4

Folding exterior door mirrors

4

Body-coloured hard spare wheel cover (disc)

4

Chrome-plated front grille

4

Bodyside protection panels

4

Tailgate spoiler

4

Special ‘X-EC’ badge

4

 

 

 

 

SAFETY & SECURITY

 

Driver and front passenger airbags

4

ABS with EBD

 

4

Ventilated front disc brakes

4

High mounted stop lamp

4

Height adjustable front seatbelt anchorages

4

Front seatbelt pre-tensioners

4

ISOFIX child seat preparation

4

Child proof rear door locks

4

Collapsible steering column

4

Steering lock

 

4

Visible V.I.N

 

4

Side impact protection beams

4

Internal fuel flap release

4

Immobiliser

 

4

 

Standard

Optional

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