Suzuki Vitara SUV gets a facelift

Added: 30 August 2018

Suzuki have announced a new facelift and a range of engines for their Vitara.

The Japanese manufacturer have given their rugged SUV a subtle makeover with extra kit and engines to show their commitment to the continual evolution of their prize SUV.

Growing from strength to strength since its induction in 1988, the latest adaptations to the Vitara are set to help grow sales and increase its stature in a very competitive market.

New Suzuki Vitara

From an aesthetic point of view, the design changes to the Vitara are fairly subtle. The front grille has been given a redesign with vertical slats, and the lower section of the front bumper has also been revamped, giving the SUV a new ‘face’. Adding to the makeover is a set of new headlights with a brand new lighting signature. The new version of the Vitara will also offer a set of new alloy wheels and a range of new paint options have been made available.

Step inside the Vitara’s cabin and there are a string of revisions and enhancements made throughout.  The instrument panel has been the beneficiary of a new design which now includes a colour TFT display between the dials, while the materials used to make the instrument panel have also been upgraded, now being made of a softer, and higher quality plastic.

New Suzuki Vitara Rear

Suzuki Vitara Engines

Looking beneath the bonnet you will also see further reasons to celebrate the new revised version of the Vitara.  Suzuki have introduced the Boosterjet engines to the Vitara range so the three-cylinder 1.0 litre, 1.4 litre engine will be now be offered, replacing the retired 1.6 litre engine. The SZ4 and SZ-T versions will be powered by the 1.0 litre 109bhp Boosterjet engine and ALLGRIP all-wheel-drive system.

The top of the range SZ5 model is now powered by the more powerful 1.4 litre Boosterjet engine which is also seen on the latest version of the Swift Sport. The unit will deliver 138bhp and 220Nm of torque. The SZ5 will also get a host of extra safety kit which will include Dual Sensor Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning and Prevention, Traffic Sign Recognition, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

There has been no official word on either pricing or full specification but we are anticipating more news from Suzuki in the coming weeks as the models launch comes closer. The updated Vitara is due to go on sale next month, so keep your eyes peeled for more updates, or get in touch with the Ian Grieve team today to register your interest, or arrange a test drive!