SEE | These 'forgotten' V6-equipped SUVs of the 2000s were the last of their kind in SA

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The Suzuki Grand Vitara's V6 engine.
The Suzuki Grand Vitara's V6 engine.

Buying trends have changed so much over the last couple of decades that sedans and even many hatchback offerings are deemed surplus to modern requirements.

Space and low fuel consumption are at the forefront of many prospective buyers' minds and come in compact and crossover SUVs.

Another thing that has seen significant change is the downscaling of engine size – small capacity units coupled with a turbocharger are the way forward, providing the balance between frugality and performance.

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