Suzuki Motor Corporation has officially revealed the 2019 Vitara facelift ahead of the SUV’s market launch. It was just recently that we shared the dripped images of the SUV, and now the official ones are out. Slated to be introduced in September this year, in the UK, the facelifted Suzuki Vitara receives a lot of cosmetic, technical, and feature updates for the 2019 model year. In addition to numerous design updates, the 2019 Vitara also is available in 2 new colour options, in addition to a lot of new tech and advanced security features. Rates for the new 2019 Suzuki Vitara will be will be announced more detailed to the launch date.
2019 Suzuki Vitara Facelift
Unlike its Indian cousin, the sub-4 metre Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, the facelifted Suzuki Vitara SUV is a lot bigger and measures 4.2 metres in length. Aesthetically, the 2019 model includes an upgraded face, featuring an upgraded grille with fat, vertically located chrome slats, and revised front bumper with a larger airdam and a little larger LED daytime running lamps. The profile practically remains the same save for a new set of alloys, nevertheless, at the rear, the SUV features a new design for the unique LED combination lamps.
2019 Suzuki Vitara Cabin
The cabin, on the other hand, has also gone through a significant overhaul and it now features enhanced quality material for the interior trim. The control panel, for example, uses soft-touch product for the upper instrument panel, while the instrument cluster gets a new design with colour central information screen. The top-end variant of the SUV will feature features like– dual sensor brake assistance, lane departure warning and avoidance, traffic sign recognition, blind area display and rear cross traffic alert.
2019 Suzuki Vitara Engine
Under the hood, the 2019 Suzuki Vitara will include both, the 1.0-litre and 1.4-litre Boosterjet turbocharged petrol engines, obtained from the updated UK-spec S-Cross model range. The former is a replacement for the existing 1.6-litre petrol engine. The lower variants equipped with the 109 bhp, 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine will also get Suzuki’s ALLGRIP four-wheel-drive system as an option with the manual transmission variation. The top-end variant gets the 1.4-litre Boosterjet engine that makes 138 bhp and 220 Nm of peak torque, which is readily available from just 1,500 rpm through to 4,000 rpm.
2019 Suzuki Vitara Market and Sales
Presently, the Suzuki Vitara is sold in 191 countries and regions around the globe and the SUV’s cumulative sales recently passed 3.7 million systems mark. While the SUV was offered in India as Grand Vitara up till 2015, Maruti Suzuki may think about releasing the SUV in India to match the likes of Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass. In fact, the pre-facelift model of the SUV has already been spotted testing in India on a few occasions. Nevertheless, if at all the carmaker decides to introduce the Vitara SUV in India, we’ll get the facelifted variation.