The Japanese automaker Suzuki has officially unveiled the 2019 Vitara facelift ahead of its market launch in September this year. Scheduled to be introduced first in the UK, the facelifted Vitara receives a bunch of cosmetic, technical, and feature updates for the 2019 model year along with two new color options and a bunch of new tech and advanced safety features. However, the manufacturer has not announced the official date of launch for the 2019 Vitara as yet.
Mechanically, the 2019 Vitara will be offered with both the 1.0-litre and 1.4-litre Boosterjet turbocharged petrol engines. Both the engines also empower the updated UK-spec S-Cross model range. The interesting thing here is that the 1.0-litre motor will be replacing the existing 1.6-litre petrol engine. The base variants that will come powered by the 109 bhp, 1.0-litre engine will also get Suzuki's ALLGRIP four-wheel-drive system as an option, while the top-end variant gets the 1.4-litre Boosterjet engine that makes 138 bhp and 220 Nm of peak torque. Transmission duties will be carried out by either a 6-speed manual or an automatic gearbox.
In terms of dimension, the upcoming Suzuki Vitara measures 4200 mm in length which makes it a lot bigger than the sub-4 metre Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. The SUV will also come loaded with a number of features including a redesigned grille with fat, vertically positioned chrome slats, and revised front bumper with a larger airdam and slightly bigger LED daytime running lamps. Other than the new set of alloys as well as the new design for the distinctive LED combination lamps at the rear, the overall profile of the 2019 Vitara model remains unchanged.
Though, the upcoming SUV receives little updates at the outside, the interior on the other hand receives the major updates in the form of improved quality material for the interior trim as the dashboard gets uses soft-touch material for the upper instrument panel, while the instrument cluster gets a new design with color central information display as standard. However, the top-end variant of the upcoming Suzuki Vitara will feature dual sensor brake support, lane departure warning and prevention, traffic sign recognition, blind spot monitor and rear cross traffic alert as prominent features.
Being one of the most technically advanced Suzuki to date, the new safety technology available as standard equipment on the SZ5 model will include Dual Sensor Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning and Prevention, Traffic Sign recognition, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear cross traffic alert.
The outgoing model of Suzuki Vitara is currently being sold in 191 countries across the globe and the SUV has also crossed the milestone of selling over 3.7 million units. Till 2015, the automaker sold the Suzuki Vitara in the Indian market by the name Grand Vitara and if the manufacturer launches the latest Vitara in India, it will take against the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Mahindra XUV500 and Jeep Compass in the segment. However, the SUV has already been spied testing on the Indian roads several times but the manufacturer has not revealed anything regarding the launch of the 2019 Suzuki Vitara in India till now.
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