Suzuki Escudo

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Suzuki Escudo

The Suzuki is a four wheel drive SUV by Suzuki Motors for the Japanese A larger version is also known as the Suzuki Grand The Escudo was known in North as the Suzuki Sidekick and in Europe more recently in North as the Suzuki Vitara and the Suzuki Vitara It manufactured in 3- and 5-door

The Suzuki Vitara was a mini SUV by the Japanese automaker Suzuki 1988 It is a predecessor to the Suzuki Vitara The Vitara was also as the Suzuki Escudo in Asia the Philippines ) the Suzuki Sidekick and Geo in North America (replacing the Samurai in that market under the Chevrolet marque) the Sunrunner in Canada and as the Santana 300 and 350 in In the Japanese home market it was sold also with and Nissan badges

The Vitara was a which featured 13 L 16 L and 18 L straight-4 engines available with or electronic fuel injection 16 engines 1.8 liters and in Europe a 2.0 V6 Diesel engines were available in Europe The Vitara was with 4- and 5-speed manual as well as automatic transmission and in 2- or 4-door models or soft-top models

Vitara convertible

The Vitara came with an optional off-road package which wide body kit and wider There was also a limited of around 500 models which upgrades such as automatic power steering and metallic

The Suzuki Sidekick was a mini SUV as a joint venture between and General Motors known as between 1989 and 1998 The was a follow-up to the popular SJ413 and Also this vehicle sold in North America was to slot above the Samurai

The was sold as the Suzuki Escudo in the Suzuki Vitara in Europe and the Geo Tracker in the United States and as the GMC Chevrolet Tracker Asüna and Pontiac Sunrunner in Canada

Originally the Sidekick was available as a convertible or a two-door hardtop The was introduced in 1989 and was sold it was replaced by the second generation in 1999 In 1991 a long 4-door Sidekick was introduced was replaced in 1996 with the Sport which had a slightly look and larger 16-inch wheels

The Suzuki Sidekick came with a 16 L 8-valve I4 gasoline with a 16 L 16-valve engine the latter of which was preferred An front suspension gave it handling and the solid rear helped keep its off-road intact The Sport model with a more powerful 18 L

In 1996 Suzuki introduced the X-90 which was mechanically to the Sidekick but had a much rounder a trunk and removable T-bar The X-90 disappeared from lineup after the 1998 year The Sport variant was by the Grand Vitara in 1999

In production went on at Suzuki’s Santana with the Vitara After a facelift in 2005 the was changed to Santana 300/350

Common modifications by off-road are lower gears in the transfer and a body lift or suspension in order to run 28 in to 35 in tires

Other commonly seen include:General options with lowering and airbags or hydraulics and smaller engine swaps commonly V6 engines although boxer and have been done

The Grand Vitara is a compact SUV a long-wheelbase version of the Vitara by the Japanese automaker Suzuki 1999

As of 2004 the smaller Suzuki has been in the North American Sales were slow just 4860 sold in for the United States In Canada were strong All North Vitaras were built at Automotive in Ingersoll Ontario while the North American Vitaras were built in where it is the Suzuki Escudo The model has had a structural redesign a new ladder-boxed chassis integrated a unibody construction In India it is as a Maruti competing with like the Tata Safari Endeavour and Honda CR-V

The is also mass produced in by Iran Khodro Co ] [1]


The Vitara was replaced in the fall of by a new vehicle using some of the GM Theta platform and is built in The 2006 Grand Vitara was independently by many of the same engineers who developed the Theta it uses some Theta especially in the suspension it is quite and should not be considered a Theta Notably it uses a longitudinally-mounted and is rear-wheel drive with a in (2639 mm) wheelbase while all Theta vehicles are transverse with front-wheel drive as the All can also be ordered with drive as well however The Suzuki XL7 will be a true vehicle and will be built the Chevrolet Equinox and Pontiac at CAMI Automotive in Ingersoll Canada The 2001 model Grand Vitara comes as a 2.0 Liter 4WD vehicle in New Zealand

The Geo Tracker was a mini SUV produced the 1989 and 2004 model The Tracker was a rebadged version of the Escudo and was also sold by and GMC (in Canada ) as the Tracker after before the Geo Tracker went on in Canada as well as Asüna and by under the name Sunrunner 1997 The Asüna/Pontiac Sunrunner was sold in Canada Suzuki essentially the same model the name Sidekick


1989 – The Tracker is alongside the Geo Metro and Geo Spectrum as of the new Geo brand

1990 – The LSI convertible debuts and an automatic becomes available across the

1991 – A two-wheel convertible debuts

1992 Aluminum wheels become on all models

1994 – New wheels and all-season tires

1995 – A new easily top for the convertible is added as well as Port Fuel Injection

1996 – Four-door and drive hardtop model Revised exterior appearance and passenger airbags and 16 L SOHC are made standard four-wheel brakes become available The model is discontinued

1997 The Pontiac Sunrunner is discontinued and would not market another SUV the Aztek was launched in 2001

– Followed by discontinuation of the Geo the Tracker is permanently renamed as a Two-door and two-wheel drive and Tracker LSi four-door hardtop

1999 – All- new arrives available with two or doors

2002 – A with CD player becomes along with a roof and a rear wiper on hardtop

2003 – The smaller 16 L I4 is and the 20 L four-cylinder becomes standard the lineup

2004 – year of its production and the last rolled off the line in January By the end of the year the Tracker is replaced by an model the Equinox However the generation Tracker’s bodyshell in production in Mexico and other of Latin America The HHR would its niche as Chevrolet’s smallest SUV for

Competition variant

The Pikes Edition ( PPE ) of the Escudo is specially with over 1000 bhp wheel drive and sporting aerodynamic aids It was entered by in a number of Japanese events in the

The car regularly takes part in the Peak International Hillclimb by Nobuhiro Monster Tajima and is by its large rear wing and red

A heavily modified Grand participated in the 1996 Pikes International Hillclimb This model was equipped with two twin-turbo V6’s combined to 985 hp to each of the car’s four and also sported a massive to keep the tires on the ground

A pink Suzuki Vitara was by the character of Jill in the second of BBC comedy series Nighty

See also

Suzuki SJ413


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