Following on from the recent announcement of the 30th anniversary of the Vitara, Suzuki has announced the introduction in September of its 2019 model which incorporates numerous visual, technical and specification upgrades. The Vitara has enjoyed strong sales success since launch in 2015 and it is currently the most popular model in the Suzuki range.
Firstly, Vitara will be available with both 1-litre and 1.4-litre Boosterjet turbocharged petrol engines as introduced in the S-Cross model range late last year and these will replace the 1.6-litre petrol engine. The highly acclaimed Boosterjet engines provide more power, higher torque, greater efficiency and lower emissions, too.
The SZ4 and SZ-T grades of the updated Vitara are equipped with the 1-litre 111hp Boosterjet engine and AllGrip four-wheel-drive is available optionally on the SZ-T with manual transmission. The SZ5 models are equipped with the 1.4-litre Boosterjet engine which offers a power output of 140hp and a torque output of 220Nm, which is available from just 1500rpm through to 4000rpm. Fuel consumption and CO2 emission figures for both engines will be available closer to the launch date.
The latest Vitara will also offer various design updates, two new colours and the availability of new technology and advanced safety equipment.
For the exterior, new-design alloy wheels are available, a redesigned front grille and lower bumper are utilised, while the rear of the car features a fresh design along with distinctive LED combination lamps. For the interior, the upper instrument panel now incorporates a soft-touch material for added quality and the instrument cluster features a new central information display with colour.
The 2019 Vitara will be the most technically advanced Suzuki to date. New safety technology available as standard equipment on the top-of-the-line version will include Dual Sensor Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning and Prevention, Traffic Sign Recognition, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
The Vitara is sold in 191 countries and regions around the world, with cumulative sales of Suzuki’s signature SUV nameplate recently crossing 3.7 million units. Suzuki Motor Corporation is the eighth largest car brand in the world, with sales in FY2017 of 3,160,000 units.