Marcus De Guzman / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | February 14, 2018 11:47
Updated Suzuki Vitara nears production, could get mild redesign and upgrades
The Suzuki Vitara is set to receive its first mid-cycle refresh soon as our spies have spotted the prototype version anew being driven on snowy roads. Previously caught by our insiders on two separate occassions (March and August of 2017), it looks like the B-segment crossover could get a mild redesign and maybe a few technical upgrades.
Immediately apparent on the Vitara is its camouflaged front fascia. While it may look the same, the camo livery could be hiding a new grill design, as well as a reshaped front bumper. Other than that, the Vitara's headlights appeared to have received slight changes too.
Also covered up is the Vitara's rear, particularly the tailgate, rear bumper and quarter panels. We're not exactly sure as to what Suzuki is trying to do with the Vitara's rear. Our best guess is that it will have a reshaped tailgate and rear bumper. Meanwhile, the quarter panels could come with a smoother shape for improved airflow.
The interior, on the other hand, appears to remain the same according to our spies. However, the cabin could get a slightly restyled dashboard, along with several key changes on its infotainment sytem and other in-car features.
The gasoline-fed 1.6-liter M16A and diesel-driven D16AA engines are expected to be carried-over for the upcoming update. Both can be mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard while all-wheel drive is available as an option.
New safety features are likely to be introduced as well for the upcoming Vitara update.