2018 Suzuki Vitara (facelift) spotted on test in Europe

01/09/2017 - 18:26 | ,  ,   | Sagar Parikh

The current Suzuki Vitara (Suzuki Escudo) was introduced in 2014 and will receive a facelift for MY2018. A 2018 Suzuki Vitara test mule was recently spied in Europe, courtesy Motor1 Spain.

2018 Suzuki Vitara front spy shot
The 2018 Suzuki Vitara should gain modest styling updates with the facelift.

The 2018 Suzuki Vitara should gain modest styling updates with the facelift. Changes may include tweaked radiator grille, restyled bumpers and tweaked tail lights on the outside. One can expect newly designed alloy wheels too. Interior changes may include new upholstery and trim, besides an upgraded infotainment system. The current model's infotainment system offers Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink smartphone integration compatibility. The upgraded unit may Android Auto to the list.

The Suzuki Vitara is 4,175 mm long, 1,775 mm wide and 1,610 mm tall. The C-SUV has a 2,500 mm-long wheelbase and offers a ground clearance of 185 mm. It is available with the M16A 1.6-litre naturally aspirated petrol, K14C 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol and D16AA 1.6-litre turbocharged diesel engines. The naturally aspirated petrol engine develops 88 kW (117.96 hp) and 156 Nm of torque. The turbocharged petrol engine produces 103 kW (138.07 hp) and 220 Nm of torque. The diesel engine is tuned to deliver 88 kW (117.96 hp) and 320 Nm of torque. It's unknown if any changes to the engine line-up or upgrades to the current engines are planned.

2016 Suzuki Vitara front three quarters at Auto China 2016
The new Suzuki Vitara will debut at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show.

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Suzuki hasn't announced the launch timeline of the 2018 Suzuki Vitara yet. Reports say that the debut will take place at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show that opens October 25. In that case, the Japanese launch could take place later this year, followed by an international launch in early 2018.

[Image Source: Motor1 Spain]

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