Dan Neil on the Suzuki Grand Vitara

In light of GM selling off $2 billion in Suzukibux, Dan Neil's review this week of the Suzuki Grand Vitara is poignant at best (and a helluva coincidence at the least). He addresses the two companies' enduring partnership, sans fiduciary ties, right off. "This seems a little like pledging a strong, future-oriented partnership with the Ottoman Empire," he writes, "but there you go." But what of the ute in question? Is the new model, like its predecessor, a four-wheeled referendum on public transportation, or have the Suzukians raised it to the standards of its competitors? There's good news and there's bad news. But mostly good.

Not Grand but Good [Los Angeles Times]

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