American Suzuki Motor Corp. was the first automaker to offer V-6 power in the small sport/utility vehicle (SUV) segment when it introduced the Grand Vitara in 1998. Now, the company says its '01 Grand Vitara XL-7 will be the first small SUV to market offering standard 7-passenger seating. But it's hard to call this extended Grand Vitara small. It's 18 ins. longer than the Toyota RAV4 and 10 ins. longer than the Ford Escape. Besides, the XL-7 is the biggest passenger vehicle Suzuki has ...

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