The history of the Suzuki 4x4 :
1998 Grand Vitara
1999 Jimny II
2000 Jimny III
2004 SX4- Crossover
2013 SX4 S-Cross
2014 Grand Vitara III
The history of Suzuki four-wheel-drive cars dates to 1968. Suzuki bought former Japanese automaker Hope Motor Company which had introduced fifteen small off-road vehicles called the HopeStar ON360. The first Suzuki-branded 4-wheel drive, the LJ10 (Light Jeep 10), was introduced in 1970. The rear axle was sourced from the Mitsubishi Colt 1000 and wheels were sourced from the Mitsubishi Jeep.
Led by the launch of the SX4/SX4 S-CROSS in 2013, Suzuki proposed an optimal 4WD, the
ALLGRIP, based on its extensive 4WD history and experience.
With nearly 50 years of experience, Suzuki redefined our 4WD technology under the ALLGRIP name to provide even more confidence, satisfaction, and a broader horizon to all of our customers.
Suzuki is now making it possible for each customer to choose an ALLGRIP variant that best suits their lifestyle by announcing the following three subcategories:
ALLGRIP AUTO, with the viscous coupling four-wheel drive system, gives the driver peace of mind in everyday driving, especially when driving on slippery roads or snowy surfaces.
ALLGRIP SELECT, SuzukТs electrically controlled four-wheel drive system, provides the inherent values "Fun to drive", "Peace of mind" and "High fuel efficiencyФ by allowing the driver to choose from four driving modes (auto, sport, snow, and lock,) depending on the road surface or conditions.
ALLGRIP PRO offers high off-road ability to meet the driverТs spirit of adventure, and allows the driver to go beyond the limits and explore the unknown, with the part-time four-wheel drive system with reduction gear.
To support each and every customer in expanding their range of activities and enhancing their diverse lifestyles, we will continue providing greater peace of mind and a growing variety of pleasures and adventures that customers can enjoy when driving a vehicle with reduction gear
ALLGRIP AUTO is the optimal 4WD system, gives the driver peace of mind in everyday driving, especially when driving on slippery roads or snowy surfaces. With the viscous coupling four-wheel drive system, torque is automatically distributed to the rear wheels when it detects the front wheel losing its grip of the road.