The Suzuki Vitara, currently the company’s most popular model in the range, has been updated for the 2019 model year with new engines and modest styling tweaks.

The existing 1.6-litre petrol engine is no more, replaced instead by a choice of two Boosterjet turbocharged petrol units.

A 110ps 1.0-litre unit is offered in the SZ4 and SZ-T models, with the option of AllGrip four-wheel-drive on the SZ-T manual.

A 1.4-litre unit with 140ps and 220Nm of torque is available on both SZ-T and SZ5 models, with the latter in both 2WD and AllGrip 4WD guises.

From the outside, there’s a new design for the alloy wheels, a redesigned front grille and bumper, and the rear lights are more distinctive with LED illumination.

Inside, there’s a new soft-touch material for the upper dash panel, while the instrument cluster has a new design with a colour display between the two dials.

The new Vitara is priced from £16,999 for the entry-level SZ4, with the mid-level SZ-T priced from £18,999.

The range-topping SZ5 is priced from £22,499, although AllGrip models start at £24,299.

Alex Kefford


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