Mech and Tech
This page is for technical information on the Grand Vitara between 1998 and 2008, essentially until the introduction of the JB Series 2 versions to be released September 2008.
I've tried to put all the technical and mechanical specifications stuff related to the Grand Vitara into this page since its getting quite crowded else where on the site.
1988 - Original SWB 3 door released.
Oct 2005 - September 2008
16 Valve 1.6 Litre 4 cylinder
16 Valve 2.0 Litre 4 cylinder
24 Valve 2.7 Litre V6
cylinder engine (H27A)
Direct Injection Diesel 1.9 Litre 4 cylinder
In 2004 Suzuki revised the 2.7 engine to 135Kw and 250Nm @ 3300rpm. I do not know the details of the changes that where made.
In 2001 Suzuki released the XL-7 essentially a stretched version of the normal SGV with a new 2.7 litre V6. This engine has the stats of 130kw @ 6200rpm and 231Nm @ 3300rpm of torque. Again I am not sure how different this engine is to the 2.5 litre V6 or whether it is another re-bore.
In 1998 the original shape was replaced by the butch one and renamed Grand Vitara.
There are 3 petrol EFI engines available :
A revised 2.0 litre 4 cylinder DOHC 16 valve (J20A) .
And a new 2.5 litre V6 Quad Cam 24 valve (H25A) appeared with the
In some parts of the world there are 2 diesel engines are also
The new model's 2.0 litre diesel is from Renult.
Fuel consumption is interesting. Mine is currently using 10-11 litres per 100km in 2WD mode. It also seems to be getting more economical as it clocks up more Kms. When new, for the first 2000kms the figure was higher and hovered between 12-13 litres per hundred. Bearing in mind I have a manual SWB version. In 4WD mode the consumption didn't seem to increase very much so far.
In 1995 a new V6 Quad-Cam 24 Valve 2.0 litre engine was released
for the LWB or Estate.
Towards the end of the original model shape a 2.0 litre 4
cylinder DOHC engine appeared. It was available for both SWB and LWB. The original
version of the current one.
The original Vitara range in 1988 began with a carbed SOHC 16
Valve 1.6 Litre 4 cylinder engine.
The range was eventually expanded to a LWB or Estate as Suzuki called it in 1991.
Approximate Top Speeds
Approximate Revs per Speed
For J20A 4 cylinder manual :
The SGV has a decent towing capacity and I have seen a few towing smaller caravans 10 or 12 foot ones in outback Australia but not many. That said, the towing capacity of the Grand Vitara is excellent. The following applies to 2006 onwards models.
The following applies to pre-October 2005 models.
Suzuki Grand Vitara
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