Suzuki’s 2019 Vitara features various styling upgrades, two new engines and more available on-board tech than the model it replaces. Now,UK buyers can purchase an entry-level SZ4 1.0-liter Boosterjet model from just £16,999 ($21,747).
Styling-wise, the crossover comes with a more elegant front fascia, boasting a redesigned grille and lower bumper, while the taillights have also been revamped to include LED graphics.
Inside, there’s new seat trim for SZ5 versions, while the upper instrument panel has been upgraded to a soft touch material throughout the range. Meanwhile, a central 4.2-inch color information display has also been added to the instrument cluster.
Standard equipment on all models includes seven airbags, alloy wheels, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control with speed limited, auto air conditioning, plus front and rear electric windows. Move up to the SZ-T spec and you gain 17-inch silver painted alloys, rear privacy glass, white stitching for seat trim fabric, Smartphone link audio and a navigation system.
As for the flagship SZ5 version, it comes with LED projector headlights, 17-inch polished alloys, suede seat fabric, keyless entry with start button, Traffic Sign Recognition (also fitted on ALLGRIP models), Blind Spot Monitoring, Adaptive Cruise Control, Dual Sensor Brake Support and a panoramic sunroof.
The 2019 Suzuki Vitara is available in two new dual-tone colors (Solar Yellow Pearl and Ice Greyish Blue), although buyers will be able to choose between a total of 11 different shades.
Improved engine range
After its insertion into the Baleno, S-Cross and Swift lineup, Suzuki’s 1.0-liter three-cylinder Boosterjet unit is now making its way to the Vitara. It has a total output of 111 PS (109 HP) and 170 Nm (125 lb-ft) of torque, and it can be mated to an optional six-speed automatic transmission, allowing you to max out at 111 mph (178 km/h). Meanwhile, 0-62 mph (100 km/h) takes 11.5 seconds in the front-driven model. There’s also the option of all-wheel drive.
Buyers that require a little more pulling power can instead choose the 1.4-liter turbocharged DITC unit, which produces 140 PS (138 HP) and 220 Nm (162 lb-ft) of torque. The 1.4 Boosterjet unit enable a 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 9.5 seconds (on 2WD models) and help the 2019 Vitara max out at 124 mph (200 km/h).