Suzuki Motor Corporation has officially revealed the 2019 Vitara facelift that is currently available only in international markets. The bigger version of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza that is available in India, the full-size SUV, will soon be launched in international markets. The facelifted version of the car gets many new features and visual updates that makes it quite different from the previous version.
The new car will be introduced in the UK market later this year. The pictures of the vehicle were leaked online a few days back. The vehicle comes loaded with features for the UK market but with the update, it will get an even longer list of features and safety equipment. The Suzuki Vitara measures 4.2 m in length, which makes it longer than the sub-4-meter Vitara Brezza available in India.
Cosmetic updates include a new updated face, a redesigned grille that now features vertical chrome slats, revised front bumper with a larger air dam and bigger LED daytime running lamps. From the side, the Vitara facelift looks similar to the current version of the vehicle. However, Suzuki has added a new set of alloy wheels. At the rear, the SUV gets a new LED tail lamp set-up.
Suzuki has also made changes to the interiors of the vehicle. The interior now feels much more premium with extensive use of soft-touch materials. The instrument cluster has been redesigned too and now gets a coloured LCD information screen on the middle. The most-loaded version of the SUV gets features like dual sensor brake support, lane departure warning and prevention, traffic sign recognition, blind spot monitor and rear cross traffic alert.
In the UK market, the Vitara is powered by 1.0-litre and 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engines. The 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine produces a maximum of 109 Bhp while the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine produces a maximum of 138 Bhp – 220 Nm. Both the engine versions get the Suzuki’s 4WD system that the company calls ALLGRIP.
Maruti Suzuki India is expected to re-launch the vehicle in the Indian market after the grand success of the Maruti Vitara Brezza. In fact, a Vitara has been caught testing in India multiple times. Maruti is expected to make a lot of changes to the car to make it more budget-friendly and suitable for Indian conditions.