Marcus De Guzman / Suzuki | July 31, 2018 07:36
2019 Suzuki Vitara gets a fresh new look, turbocharged engine lineup
After being spotted by our spies on several occasions, the fourth-generation Suzuki Vitara has officially received its first mid-cycle facelift. Say hello to the bolder, more high-tech 2019 Vitara.
Featuring mild exterior revisions along with a new engine lineup, Suzuki is poised to keep the Vitara looking fresh and high-tech amidst the cutthroat B-segment crossover scene.
Starting with the exterior, the 2019 Vitara gets slightly tweaked front and rear fascias. The former gets a new front grill design, sleeker-looking LED headlights and a more chiseled front bumper with new foglight bezels. Meanwhile, the latter receives restyled LED combination taillights which give the Vitara a more upscale look. Topping everything off are a fresh set of alloy wheels.
Subtle changes were also introduced in the 2019 Vitara. While Suzuki has yet to fully divulge the revisions, Suzuki did mention that the upper instrument panel now comes with soft-touch padding for a better fit and finish. The instrument cluster, on the other hand, gets a redesign and now has a colored multi-info display.
A new 1.0-liter turbocharged Boosterjet engine is now available for the Euro-spec Vitara. It produces 111 PS and can be specified with AllGrip four-wheel drive. Meanwhile, serving as the top-of-the-line powerplant is the 1.4-liter Boosterjet four-cylinder turbo engine. It generates 140 PS along with 220 Nm of torque. A choice of a manual and automatic transmissions will be available for the 2019 Vitara.
A plethora of advanced safety systems can be specified in the refreshed Vitara. Features like lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, as well as automatic emergency braking will be available for Suzuki's B-segment crossover.
More details regarding the 2019 Vitara will be made available once the automaker fully reveals the updated crossover.