The 2019 Suzuki Vitara comes with a long-awaited facelift and a couple of interesting changes. By the look of it, you can already tell its a charming and trusty crossover. The exterior gets a more modern look and the interior will have more soft-touch materials than before.
Moreover, the Vitara gained a respectable new turbocharged engine and some very helpful additional equipment. Also, new color options are available, and some of the new safety features as well. The reduced overall weight of the 4×4 AllGrip models is also enormously admirable. This will definitely help the company to stay the strong competitor in its segment.
2019 Suzuki Vitara Redesign
After three years since it was released, the Suzuki Vitara is ready for the facelift. The external changes for the new model are very subtle and sophisticated. The lower part of the front bumper gets a makeover, and the grille will have vertical, rather than horizontal slats. Moreover, 2019 Suzuki Vitara comes with a brand-new LED units, since the old rear lamps have been discarded.
The Vitara will roll on new alloy wheels and the paint color palette is richer with two more paint option. In the cabin, the Vitara gets more of the soft touch materials, mainly for the upper instrument panel. The instrument cluster gets a new design with multi-color central information display. Also, the armrest between front seats is notably wider and it comes upholstered in leather. As for safety, new Vitara will be the company’s most technically advanced vehicle with numerous updated safety features.
2019 Suzuki Vitara Colors
The upcoming 2019 Suzuki Vitara comes with lively color choices. The old ones are stylish as before and the new options will bring more visual impact and help this CUV to stand out and get recognition. The new Vitara offers only one solid paint finish option, and this choice is generally the cheapest. If you going for a plain paint finish, then the Superior White is right for you. Also, it’s the only no-cost option as well.
Next, we got a metallic finish. This sort of finish gives a little bit more of a character to the vehicle. Besides the traditional greys and silvers, the Vitara offers some bold and bright hues too. You can choose between Silky Silver, Galactic Grey, and Cosmic Black Pearl. As for more vibrant color scheme, there’s an Atlantis Turquoise, Horizon Orange and Bright Red. The last three paints come with a black roof.
2019 Suzuki Vitara Engine
The main news regarding the 2019 Suzuki Vitara comes in terms of the changes under the hood. The company’s finally give up on all diesel power from the Vitara range. The naturally aspirated 1.6-liter petrol powertrain has been replaced with the 1.0-liter BoosterJet 3-cylinder unit. In the meantime, the 1.4-liter BoosterJet drivetrain is still around. Although it’s no longer in tandem with a slightly sportier body, as with the Vitara S.
Now, a 1.4-liter engine is just an option for SZ-T and SZ5 models. For the SZ4 level, only the 1.0-liter engine is available. The SZ5 will come with only 1.4-liter as an option. One of the advantages of this model is its low weight, the facelift didn’t mess up too dramatically on that front. Even if you put all-wheel drive onboard, the 1.0-liter model weights 2,711 pounds and it still keep the lithe handling and good ride qualities.
2019 Suzuki Vitara 1.0 BoosterJet
The most important thing for the 2019 Suzuki Vitara is the new turbo 1.0-liter engine that can produce 111 hp at 5,500rpm. This powertrain can be paired to AllGrip four-wheel drive, and there’s also a six-speed automatic gearbox as an option. The three-cylinder Vitara uses a five-speed manual transmission as a standard, while its 1.4-liter buddy in the range uses a six-speed trans.
Still, there’s a little difference how the vehicle handles, with or without AllGrip so you can fully enjoy how nice the powerful 1.0 is. Moreover, for the majority of the time, this engine is pretty quiet and makes very little noise. However, up around the 5,5000 rpm, the things tend to get a bit of harsh and racket. The gearing of the five-speed transmission surely can be shorter, but it works just fine with the drivetrain, and the shift action is very precise.
2019 Suzuki Vitara Release Date and Price
The new 2019 Suzuki Vitara will have three trim levels: SZ4, SZ-T, and SZ5. The base SZ4 with standard equipment that includes air conditioning, alloy wheels, heated seats etc., has an MSRP of $21,700. The SZ-T adds privacy glass, leather upholstery, and technological updates and has a starting price from $24,200 to $26,500. Furthermore, the topnotch trim level, the SZ5 comes with sunroof, premium sound system and more infotainment gadgets cost from $28,700 to $32,700.
With this set of prices, the new model is in a price range with Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V and it cost less than Hyundai Veracruz. The Vitara has a strong fan base in the UK and Australia. So most of its sales are for the right-hand mounted steering wheel. We can expect that the new model will be ready to make a debut at the Geneva Auto Show in March.