Suzuki has shown official images and a video of the updated Suzuki Vitara SUV for the European market. The public debut of the model is expected at the Paris Motor Show in October 2018.
The SUV received new Suzuki SX4-styled radiator grille and a front bumper. The ‘stuffing’ of the rear lamps also changed. The lights are all-red now, although this solution will unlikely be used in all countries.
There are more body colors available now and new wheels. An instrument panel in the cabin is reworked. A front panel is made of softer plastic.
In Europe the 2019 Suzuki Vitara will be offered with a 112-hp petrol turbo 1.0 Boosterjet engine inherited from the Suzuki SX4 . It replaced the 4-cylinder aspirated M16A 1.6 (120 hp). A 4-cylinder 140-hp 4 Boosterjet remains in the motor range.
The gearboxes are not announced yet. In the SX4 SUV the 1.0-liter engine combines with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 1.4 Boosterjet motor in both models works in tandem with 6-speed manual or automatics. The new Vitara will be available again with both Allgrip front- or all-wheel drive.