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The Vitara is a mid-size SUV manufactured by the Japanese car company Suzuki. Currently, in its 4th generation, the vehicle appeared on the market in 1988 as simply the ‘Vitara’ (the next two generations added ‘Grande’ to the nameplate). In the range of Suzuki vehicles, the Vitara is larger than the Jimny and was originally known as the ‘Sidekick’ in the USA.
A first-generation version was released for the Japanese domestic market in July 1988 as a 2-door convertible or a 2-door hardtop.
These original models were built with a 1.6-litre engine and produced 80 hp. There was a commercial van version produced at the same time but this was withdrawn from the market just 2 years later. Following on from the 2-door, Suzuki produced a 5-door version with a longer wheelbase.
The second generation came out in 1997, it was much larger than its predecessor and with more luxurious features, it was a little more expensive. There were two options here, a 3-door mini SUV or a 5-door compact SUV. The Vitara underwent a series of facelifts in 2000, 2002 and 2004.
The third generation had a complete design shift, creating a more rounded appearance. This new Vitara was no longer built on a ladder frame, but on a unibody and had a number of engine configurations, i.e. 1.6-liter 125 hp, 2.7-liter V6 185 hp and a 1.9-liter 127 hp. Two more engines were brought out to coincide with the 2008 and 2011 facelifts. The ‘Escudo’ as the Vitara was called in Japan was discontinued in April 2017.
The fourth generation debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2013 and was released two years later in 2015. The new models had a 5-speed manual 1.6-liter petrol and 6-speed manual 1.6-liter turbodiesel engines.
Another facelift saw the Vitara bear little resemblance to the original models of the 1980s and was showcased at the Paris Motor Show. These had a 4.2-inch display infotainment system that was shared with the Jimny and the newer Swift.