Suzuki has unveiled the 2019 Vitara SUV facelift with the new look and technology that have been improved from the previous version. Changes wouldn’t be so obvious at first sight, but features like alloy wheels and front grille have actually been redesigned. Besides, new LED tail lights and colors also come as additions.
Looking at the interior, the dashboard has become more tactual thanks to its new materials which have been altered in such a way. The instrument cluster also sports a new look with color central information display.
Lying under the bonnet is either a 1.0-liter or 1.4-litre Boosterjet turbocharged gas engine, replacing the previously less efficient 1.6-liter gas engine. The base model SZ4 and the mid-level SZ-T will have the 110 HP 1.0-liter as a standard engine, while the range-topping SZ5 is stronger with the 1.4-liter heart generating 140 HP. The SZ-T variant which packs manual transmission will come with four-wheel drive as an option.
Promising to make the 2019 Vitara technically the most advanced Suzuki to date, the Japanese automaker has equipped the SUV with new technology and safety features. One example is Lane Departure Warning and Prevention which is standard with the top SZ5 variant. It warns the driver when his car is deviating from its lane and then steers it back into the lane.
Blind-Spot Monitor is also there to alert the driver when another vehicle behind enters the blind spot. Other safety equipments include Traffic Sign Recognition, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Dual Sensor Brake Support.
The 2019 Suzuki Vitara will start selling in Europe September this year. Pricing is expected to be announced some time before the launch.