Facelifted Suzuki Vitara Revealed

Author: |

Suzuki has unveiled yet another facelift for its Vitara model in the European market, ushering in a refreshed appearance and an updated infotainment system, along with some enhancements to its safety features for the subcompact SUV. This iteration doesn't see any alterations in its mechanical setup, as the hybrid and mild-hybrid powertrain options are retained from the previous model.

Facelifted <a href=Suzuki Vitara">

The Suzuki Vitara, now in its fourth generation, has been around for a decade, debuting back in 2014. Since then, it has undergone several updates, including a facelift in 2018, the introduction of mild-hybrid technology in 2020, and the addition of a full-hybrid powertrain option in 2022. The latest revision for 2024 primarily focuses on rejuvenating the exterior aesthetics and enhancing the technological features inside the cabin. Suzuki aims to ensure the Vitara remains competitive in the fiercely contested sub-compact SUV market for the foreseeable future.

Under the hood, there are no changes, with both the mild-hybrid and full-hybrid powertrains carrying over. The turbocharged 1.4-liter gasoline engine, coupled with a 48-Volt system, continues to deliver 127 hp, while an additional 14 hp is provided by the hybrid setup. This configuration is paired with a six-speed manual transmission capable of distributing power to either the front or all four wheels. Alternatively, there's a more eco-friendly hybrid variant featuring a larger 140-volt lithium-ion battery. This model is equipped with a naturally aspirated 1.5-liter engine generating 99 hp, complemented by a 33 hp electric motor. The combined output of 115 hp is channeled through a six-speed automatic gearbox to the wheels.

Facelifted Suzuki Vitara interior

Visually, the 2024 Suzuki Vitara retains its recognizable design language but incorporates subtle updates upon closer inspection. The front bumper has been redesigned for a cleaner look, with slimmer DRLs flanking the sides and the removal of fog lights. Additionally, it now sports an updated grille and a larger central intake with a black finish reminiscent of a bull bar.

While the overall profile remains largely unchanged since its inception in 2014, Suzuki has introduced new "aerodynamically-shaped" alloy wheels and expanded the color palette to include Titan Dark Gray Pearl Metallic and Sphere Blue Pearl with a Cosmic Black Pearl Metallic roof.

Inside the cabin, the aging appearance of the interior has been addressed with the introduction of a new infotainment system featuring a 9-inch touchscreen display. This system offers USB, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi connectivity, along with compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Furthermore, it provides remote access to certain vehicle functions via the owner's smartphone.

Suzuki Vitara

In terms of safety features, the Vitara comes equipped with a comprehensive suite of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), with the updated version introducing new and improved systems including Dual Sensor Brake Support II, Driver Monitoring System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Traffic Sign Recognition, and Lane Keeping Assist.

The 2024 Suzuki Vitara is set to hit European dealerships in early summer, with pricing details to be disclosed closer to its market release.

What do you think?