The current generation of the popular Suzuki Grand Vitara has been on the market for quite some time, so according to the latest news, the carmaker is planning to reveal the all-new 2019 Suzuki Grand Vitara. This time, it is expected to come with a new engine option, revised exterior and interior, and more modern tech features and safety systems.
Powertrain and performance of the 2019 Suzuki Grand Vitara
We have heard many speculations about the engine which might power the upcoming 2019 Suzuki Grand Vitara. However, it is very likely that the new Grand Vitara will get the same engines which power the current model. And it is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder unit. This engine, in the current model, can develop 166 horses and 162 lb-ft of torque. However in the latest model, this engine could be able to make more horses, but we cannot claim it for sure. The engine is coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission. But, according to some sources, the new Vitara might be offered with the new dual-clutch transmission. Furthermore, the all-wheel drive layout should be standard as in the outgoing version.
Moreover, it is very possible that the 2019 Suzuki Grand Vitara will be offered with a new engine option. And it might be a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged powertrain. However, for now, there aren’t any details about its output or transmission.
The exterior and interior design
Visually, the Suzuki Grand Vitara is an attractive SUV and well proportioned, but during the years, it is starting to look outdated. So, for the 2019 model year, we are pretty much sure that the manufacturer will give it a full refresh so it stays fresh and competitive. Therefore, the new 2019 Suzuki Grand Vitara is expected to arrive with a major overhaul. This means that we can expect a redesign of the front and rear fascia. So, the front end should get a revised grille alongside the restyled headlamps. Furthermore, the headlamps should be offered with LED lighting and we can expect a mildly refreshed bumper. As well, the rear end will most likely get new taillights and bumper too. So, the whole body will look more modern, more handsome, and more aggressive. The new 18-inch alloys should be standard.
Inside the cabin, the upcoming 2019 Suzuki Grand Vitara will be refreshed with new materials and more modern technology. As before, it will be able to welcome up to five passengers and the seats are supposed to be more comfortable and supportive. Furthermore, we assume that the new Suzuki will come with a redesigned dashboard which will feature an upgraded touchscreen with the newest infotainment system. As well, some of the standard features will include audio system, Bluetooth, USB, navigation and many other modern features. In terms of safety, a rearview camera, six airbags, parking sensors, electronic stability control etc. should also be standard.
Release date and pricing
For now, there is no information about the price and release date of the new 2019 Suzuki Grand Vitara. However, it could arrive sometime next year.