To be honest, I found the Suzuki Grand Vitara surprising to say the least, quite enjoyable. It was easy to drive on the roads and the directness of its steering seem to be a family trait. But it could do with a little more power for better off-roading ability. Doesn't matter that it looks a little more sedate than I would've liked. But I guess it fills the void between an all out bruiser like a Land Rover Defender and something soft like the BMW X5.
Nevertheless with some minor modifications (eg. bigger wheels, uprated suspension etc.), the GV can transform into a very capable off-roader too. The many Jimnys on the roads can be proof of that.
Read up more about the GV here