Assembly Location

Hamamatsu, Japan

’06 Price Range

$19,594-24,994

’05 Price Range

$18,994-23,194

Unlike many small utility vehicles the all-new Grand Vitara retains full off-road capability with lightweight, yet rigid unibody construction enhanced with a built-in ladder frame. The small SUV is powered by a 185-hp, 2.7L V-6 engine connected to a 5-speed manual gearbox or 5-speed automatic transmission. A 4-wheel independent suspension system utilizes MacPherson struts in front and a multi-link design in the rear provides more precise handling both on- and off-road. Front disc, rear drum antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and stability control are standard on all variants. Overall, the vehicle is longer and wider than the previous model, providing extra headroom, more front and rear legroom and more cargo space. New standard features include front and rear side curtain airbags.

Related Information

All 2006 U.S. Models

2006 U.S. Model Specifications