The Vitara has been one of the most successful cars for the Suzuki after the Swift in the global markets. Revealed in 2014, the compact SUV has received its mid-life refresh and is all set to arrive in the showrooms beginning from September 2018 across the globe.
As is evident from the latest set of images released by Suzuki, the Vitara doesn’t receive any radical changes. However, they are enough to distinguish it from the pre-facelift model. It gets a redesigned grille with vertical slats, a restyled bumper and refreshed fog lamps surrounded by C-shaped chrome elements. The side profile remains the same except for the new fork pattern of the alloy wheels. At the rear, the only change seems to be the addition of LED elements in the tail lamps.
In terms of features, the top-spec SZ5 variant gets automatic emergency braking as standard. Moreover, the said trim also gets features like traffic sign recognition, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning and rear cross traffic alert. Powering the new 2019 Suzuki Vitara are 1.0-litre and 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engines. The latter is the same unit that does duty on the S-Cross sold in the international markets. While the 1.0-litre engine is good for churning out a maximum power output of 109 bhp, the 1.4-litre unit makes out 138 bhp. Suzuki has ditched the 1.6-litre engine on the Vitara and the 1.0-litre unit comes as its replacement.
It also features Suzuki’s ALLGRIP four wheel drive as an option on the SZ-T with manual transmission.
Prices for the 2019 Suzuki Vitara facelift will be announced in September at its launch.