Suzuki Grand Vitara: additions

I think, therefore iPod

As you can see from our equipment and options section, aside from metallic paint, there's not an awful lot that can be specfied for this Grand Vitara. But that's not to say you can't adapt it to suit your tastes.

Suzuki offers a number of accessory options, rangining from side steps and body moulding kits to roof racks, dog guards and headrest-mounted DVD screens. Reversing sensors - which are fitted to my Grand Vitara - are another.

The pictures here show a rear-view monitor which can display images from a rear facing camera in the rear-view mirror.

According to Suzuki, the top six accessories for the Grand Vitara are wheel arch trim and integrated side steps, a roof spoiler, a rearbumper conversion for use with the twin exhaust kit (2.4-litre only), a lockable bike carrier fitted to the roof rack (purchased separately), a dog guard to separate the luggage compartment from the passenger compartment and a bonnet protector to help reduce stone chips on the leading edge of the bonnet.

One additional feature that we plan to have fitted is an iPod interface. Although the SZ5 model comes with an in-dash six CD changer as standard, I can't remember the last time I bought a CD.

Suzuki offers a Clarion iPod interface module which allows an iPod to connect to the standard audio system and is fitted in the glove compartment.

The audio display on the dashboard can show the tune currently being plain and it can skip between tracks either using the buttons on the dashboard, or the audio controls on the steering wheel.

I'll arrange a visit to our local dealer for fitting and report back.


Current mileage: 1686

Average mpg: 34.0