After quite some time, the brand new 2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara is expected to be redesigned and receive some major changes. This model has been presented on the market for almost two decades, and the last time it got a redesign a couple of years ago. So, this time we expect that it might be entering the next generation. However, nothing is yet confirmed so we can only speculate.
This legendary SUV has always been known for its strength, reliability and great off road abilities. With the 2018 model, we can expect all that in addition to better handling in both on- and off-road drive. It will be a mixture of nice interior space, attractive exterior design, better performance and great safety features.
With these improvements, the new Grand Vitara is expected to get the rivals such as Hyundai Tucson and Mazda CX-5.
2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara powertrain and performance
When it comes to the engine, everything is still based on the rumors. However, we believe that the new 2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara will be powered with the same engine as the current model. It is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. This unit will be able to deliver 166 horses and the torque of 162 pound-feet. It will probably be mated to a five-speed manual transmission. However, some sources say that it might get a dual-clutch automatic gearbox. All-wheel drive configuration will be standard. The fuel economy of this unit is rated at 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
According to some rumors, the new Vitara could also get a new engine option. It is a 1.4-liter turbocharged Boosterjet unit. But the specs of this one are still unknown.
Design of exterior and interior
According to the latest news, 2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara might get some modifications under the skin. It is said that it will ride on new upgraded platform. With the use of lighter materials, it will be easier to handle.
When it comes to exterior, the Vitara SUV will be only mildly refreshed. Its recognizable sporty and muscular design will be improved with small but noticeable changes all over the body. On the front end, we will come across a new grille and refreshed headlamps. They will get new LED lighting. Moreover, there will be also a revised bumper. The whole front fascia will look more aggressive. The rear lights are expected to get minor refresh too. It will ride on 18-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, 2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara is refined and improved with more comfortable seats and modern equipment. The seats will be upholstered in fabrics and will be more supportive. Furthermore, the cabin will be modern with plenty of infotainment features. Some of them are navigation, climate control, MP3, Bluetooth, keyless entry etc. The safety has always been a priority for the company. So it will be provided with six airbags, electronic stability control, a rearview camera, parking sensors and so on.
Release date and price
2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara should be presented in late 2017 or early 2018. As for the price, we don`t have any official data. However, we assume stat it could start at roughly $28,000.