2019 Suzuki Vitara Spied In Facelifted Guise

Suzuki is developing the facelifted version of the Vitara crossover, with our spies spotting a test car near the Arctic Circle where they managed to take a look into the interior as well.

The car you see in the pictures from our partners at S. Baldauf / SB-Medien features pretty much the same amount of camouflage with our previous scoops. The wrap covers the key points of the update – the front and the rear end.

This means that the 2019 Suzuki Vitara is expected to get a redesigned front bumper, headlights and grille, with the opposite end getting a similar treatment.

The facelifted version will also introduce an upgraded list of active safety systems, with the test car showing off its new sensor mounted on the lower part of the front bumper.

As part of the facelift, the interior is also expected to get an update with new upholstery and trim materials for the seats and dashboard. However our first look inside reveals a cabin that pretty much looks the same with the current model.

We still don’t know if Suzuki is planning to make any changes to the engine range, with the current model currently employing a 1.6-liter petrol, a 1.6-liter diesel and a turbocharged 1.4-liter BoosterJet unit. Suzuki might decide to replace the 1.6-liter petrol unit with the turbocharged 1.0-liter BoosterJet unit known from the Baleno, but that’s just speculation at this point.

Suzuki is planning to reveal the facelifted 2019 Vitara later this year, with sales set to begin towards the end of 2018.

 

more photos...
  • Autoexperte
    • Obsequious Lickspittle

      If that’s the new one above, then it is a step backwards to these eyes.

      • Autoexperte

        different trim levels

        • brn

          You’re probably correct, but that doesn’t explain why the new version looks like it’s from the late 90’s.

      • Wayne Alan Carr Heyes

        the new updated one looks a step backwards! what is wrong with Suzuki!

        • Anto

          reinventing the past 😀

  • AxlRock

    As long as they don’t use those alloys on the production car

  • Victor Ferreira

    The Vitara/Grand Vitara (Grand Nomade in some markets) hasn’t been interesting since the early 2000’s. Which is a shame, because they used to be good SUVs. Particularly the first generation XL-7.

  • Kuba

    This blue element in front lights… So close to laser light.

  • BGM

    Just… why…?

    • TheHake

      Why what???

  • CBV2020

    Benchmarking against Range Rover, I like where they’re going with this.

Cupra Formentor Goes To Mallorca To Visit The Cape It’s Named From

The performance crossover coupe features a 242 HP hybrid powertrain with a 30-mile EV range.

“Need For Speed” Mustang Camera Car Could Be Your Next Whip

Based on a 2013 GT, this rigged Mustang was tuned by Roush and goes for $35k .

Australian Dust Storm Turns Day To Night In Mere Seconds

You could be excused for thinking driving in a dust storm is like venturing into a black hole.

GM’s Robo-Taxi Ride-Sharing Plans Hit A Hurdle

General Motors wants to roll out up to 2500 autonomous taxis, likely based in San Francisco.

2019 Honda Civic Sedan Is A Well-Sorted Package

The revised Honda Civic Sedan might actually be the best choice in the compact segment.

Drake Owns The Only Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet In North America

The Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet is thought to sell for upwards of $1 million new.

Drool Over Ex-Little Tony Gorgeous Lamborghini Miura P400 S

Restored by Polo Storico, it can be seen at the 2019 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.

Fuel Cell Car Prices Will Match Hybrids Within A Decade, Says Toyota

The main reason will be the greatly reduced of platinum, which will be equal to that of a catalytic converter.

I Pity The Fool… Who Thought Opel’s Zafira Would Make A Good A-Team Van

Diesel, front-wheel drive and neon yellow? BA Baracus would throw a fit.

2020 BMW M8 Competition Does A Strip Tease In South Africa

The M8 Competition should debut later this year with a twin-turbo V8 producing at least 617 hp.