For 2019, the Suzuki Vitara has had a deliberately modest facelift, with a new front bumper, a redesigned front grille, and some funky LEDs for the rear light clusters. More substantial changes take place under the bonnet, where you’ll find a pair of new Boosterjet engines instead of the old 1.6-litre units.
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.
When we reviewed the Suzuki Vitara last year, we felt it was somewhat lacking in the requisite ‘fun factor’ hinted at by the Vitara name. Much of the blame for that, we felt, lay with the rather leisurely range of engines, so when Suzuki announced the arrival of their new 1.4-litre turbocharged ‘Boosterjet’ unit, we wanted to take another crack at it.
Watch our video review of the new Suzuki Vitara S 1.4 Boosterjet.
Potentially answering our criticism that the current Vitara engine line-up isn't much fun is this, the new Vitara S. It uses a new 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine with what Suzuki calls Boosterjet technology.
Watch our Suzuki Vitara Video Review.
It could just be because I’m of a certain age, but to me, the name Vitara conjures up images of a wide-wheeled, short wheel-base, soft-top mini 4×4, normally found with an over-sized Rhino graphic plastered on the back. Perhaps it was wrong of me, then, to approach the new Vitara with the somewhat rose-tinted expectation that Suzuki had managed to tap into some of that original Vitara spirit...
The new Suzuki Vitara will be priced from £13,999 when it goes on sale this April, with a choice of 1.6-litre petrol or diesel engines, plus two- or four-wheel drive.
More details of the forthcoming new Suzuki Vitara have been released, with the company confirming that the new Vitara would be powered by a choice of 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines.
The Suzuki Vitara nameplate will make a come-back later this year when the company unveils its new small SUV, based on the iV-4 concept of last year. The reveal will take place the Paris Motor Show on 2nd October.