The Japanese based automaker Suzuki will not be introducing a successor of the Grand Vitara (Escudo).
Suzuki Grand Vitara’s future is quite uncertain at the moment because the carmaker says that it will not pull the plug on it just yet but some reports are indicating that towards the end of the year the model will be discontinued. According to the guys from Car Advice, who have spoken to Toshihiro Suzuki, the company’s vice president, the model in question is unlikely to get a successor because this is “still under consideration”.
Considering the fact that the Suzuki Grand Vitara, or the Escudo as it is also being known, has been in production, in its current form, ever since 2005, with a facelift introduced back in 2012, we can dare to say that a successor was needed years ago and if this has slim chances of hitting the production line, than the carmaker’s fans will have to settle for something else.
The third generation of the Suzuki Grand Vitara is currently being produced in Japan, Indonesia, Iran, Spain and Ecuador and it is offered in two body styles, 3-door and 5-door. The engine lineup in the model includes five petrol units and one diesel burner, connected to a 5-speed manual, a 4-speed automatic or a 5-speed automatic transmission.