- It is a mid-life facelift for the Vitara launched in 2014
- Gets new turbocharged petrol engines
The Vitara has been one of the most successful cars for the Suzuki after the Swift in the global markets. Revealed in 2014, the compact SUV has received its mid-life refresh and is all set to arrive in the showrooms beginning from September 2018 across the globe.
As a part of its mid-life refresh, the Vitara gets a redesigned front fascia with new bumpers, new headlamps and tail lamps and two added colour options. On the inside, the instrument cluster has been revised with a coloured multi-function display and the trims get soft touch plastics for added comfort.
While the changes aren’t much given that it is just a facelift, the Vitara gets a new set of petrol engines to replace the 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine. It now gets the 1.0-litre and the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engines developing 109bhp and 138bhp respectively. The larger 1.4-litre mill also gets the AllGrip all-wheel drive system.
The Suzuki Vitara has been spotted testing in India on quite a few occasions and mostly with minimal camouflage. With the Vitara Brezza performing so well in the Indian market, Maruti Suzuki will certainly be working towards bringing the Vitara to India to compete with the Hyundai Creta.