Suzuki Sidekick Review: History of Car Model in Details

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Suzuki Sidekick is a compact SUV by the automotive Japanese company Japanese company. A car was first produced in 1988, and was known as the Escudo and still maintains the same structure, as it is in 1988 to 2015, and presently (actual info – March 2019).

It has a front engine, four wheel drive / rear wheel drive. Sidekick is a follow up of the Samurai and the SJ413. With a construction based on the Lada Niva. The company also rolled out a larger mid-size of the cars version, which was known as the Grand Escudo. The larger mid-size version, which was the Grand Escudo, was also called the Grand Vitara XL-7.

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Suzuki Sidekick was sold with different badges which include Geo Tracker, GMS Tracker, Pontiac Sunrunner, Asüna Sunrunner. It was also sold as the Santana 350 & 300, and also with the Mazda badge.

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2005 till present a car, known as the Suzuki Grand Vitara, Vitara JP, Nomade and Vitara EZ, has an interior that’s designed to bring comfort and luxury. Also, you can read about models of Suzuki. This car comes in body types of 5 door SUV, and 3 door SUV, with a 3.2 liters, V-6 engine, and 5-speed automatic transmission.

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Suzuki Sidekick Review: Specs and Features of Vitara (Sidekick)

Engine– 1.6 liters, M16A 14 engine (makes use of petrol)
2.0 liters J20A 14 (makes use of petrol)
2.4 L J24B 14 (makes use of petrol)
2.7 L H27A V6 (makes use of petrol)
1.9 L F9Q 14 (makes use of diesel)
3.2 L N32A V6 (latest, and makes use of petrol)

Body Style – 5 door SUV

3 door SUV

Transmission – 5-speed manual

4-speed automatic (AW 03-72LE)
5 speed automatic.

Wheelbase – 5 door SUV: 104 inches (2,639 mm)
3 door SUV: 96.1 (2,440 mm)

Length – 5 doors: 177 (4,501 mm)
3 doors: 157.7 (4,005 mm)

Width – 5 doors: 71 (1,811 mm)
3 doors: 7.3 (1,810 mm)

Height – 5 doors: 67 (1,694 mm)
3 doors: 66.7.

From this Suzuki Sidekick review we know that the Suzuki Company discontinued the use of the V-6 from 2013. Model Sidekick was later unveiled in a new facelifted, new grille, new wheels and new front lights.

Suzuki Sidekick Review: 2015 – New Suzuki Sidekick (Vitara)

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Unlike other versions of the Suzuki Sidekick, the newest version which is the Suzuki Vitara is a well-polished, and smooth car. It was first presented in 2014, at the Paris Motor Show. This new version, equally distant the old third generation version of the car.

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A car has great features that parallel the old model. It went on sale in Japan, on the 15th of October 2015. It’s a compact crossover, and is about 4.5 inches shorter, 1.4 in. leaner, and 3.3 in. lower, and is equipped with a wheelbase that is about 5.5 in. shorter than the previous models.

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These great features make this model be easily driven through tight spaces and narrow roads. It has an engine displacement of 0.8 liters. The special Edition that’s offered by some New Zealand dealers includes features like heated front seats, special badging, 19 inches wheels, full leather seats, rear spoiler, and decals.

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