Little car that grew
Suzuki’s small off-roader is still going strong, writesGRAHAMSMITH
THE Vitara name is respected among off-roaders and it has a reputation for going places its size suggests it shouldn’t. Suzuki was selling the Vitara 4WD long before other makers got wind of smaller off-roaders that appealed to city-bound trekkers.
Early Vitaras were basic little vehicles, but they grew in size and sophistication and became the Grand Vitara and the larger XL-7.
Small start: the early Vitara, popular with off-roaders, was the forerunner of the Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7.