The Grand Vitara will continue in both three- and five-door modes, but the five-door has been given the most attention for the 2015 model year.
With the Prestige and Urban gone, five-door Grand Vitara customers can now choose between the Urban Navigator and Sport variants.
The range is further simplified in that the two models are virtually identical, except the Sport adds all-wheel-drive while the Urban Navigator is two-wheel-drive. Both models are available with either five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmissions.
Features for 2015 on both the Urban Navigator and the Sport include 18-inch alloy wheels, a dark-chrome front grille, chrome roof rails and chrome side fins in the bonnet.
Inside, there’s suede and fabric seat upholstery along with ‘champagne’ and silver accents on the centre console, gear shifter, instruments, steering wheel and door trims.
Other features include six airbags, cruise control, climate control, Bluetooth, reversing camera, a full-sized spare wheel and for 2015, the addition of satellite navigation.
The Sport gets all features from the Urban Navigator, but adds all-wheel-drive and front fog lights.
Power for both models will continue to come from Suzuki’s 2.4 litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing 122kW and 225Nm, while the 96kW/300Nm manual-only 1.9 litre diesel-powered option will continue as a stand-alone model.
Speaking with TMR, Suzuki Australia’s Andrew Moore said the Grand Vitara Diesel would only be available while stocks last, but that supply was plentiful for the time being.
To kick-off the launch of the 2015 model, Suzuki is offering the Urban Navigator for $27,990 drive-away with free auto upgrade. 2014 Sport models are in run-out mode at $30,990 drive-away with manual transmission only.
2015 will also see the arrival of the all-new Suzuki Vitara (without the ‘Grand’ badge) to Australia - stay tuned to TMR for more details on that one.
Pricing (excludes on-road costs, unless stated otherwise)
- Urban Navigator 5-door 2WD (manual or auto) - $27,490 ($27,990 drive-away)
- Urban Navigator 3-door 4WD (manual) - $25,990
- Urban Navigator 3-door 4WD (auto) - $27,990
- Sport 5-door 4WD (manual) - $30,990
- Sport 5-door 4WD (auto) - $32,990
- Diesel 5-door 4WD (manual) - $34,990