Suzuki's swapped the ladder frame architecture of the past to create a more civilized XL7, a welcome change from the Vitara roots of the original. The XL7's unitized Theta II platform, on loan from General Motors, also serves as the basis for the Chevrolet Equinox and Pontiac Torrent. Suzuki also borrows the General's 3.6 liter V6, trying its very best in this application.Based on the Grand Vitara, the stretched XL-7 features three rows of seats and room inside for seven passengers. Power comes from a 170-horsepower, double-overhead-cam, 2.7-liter V-6. Both rear- and four-wheel-drive versions will be offered.
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