The recently surfaced spy shots of a partially-camouflaged Vitara have given car enthusiasts a hint of a near-production Suzuki Vitara 2018 facelift version. Prior to this, the crossover has already been caught while testing on the roads in March and August last year. According to these images, the facelifted Vitara might receive subtle changes in terms of exterior design and technology updates.
The refreshed Vitara might receive additional technology features
Although the front fascia was wearing heavy camo, we can still hope for a redesigned grille, a revised front bumper and maybe new set of headlights. At the rear, the vehicle also has lots of concealment. It seems that the Korean marque wanted to make sure the Vitara’s quarter panels, rear bumper and tail lamps were completely under cover. However, there is possibly a restyled rear bumper and tailgate and a more smoothly-shaped quarter panels allowing better airflow for this mid-cycle refresh.
There might be revised headlights under the heavy camo
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The updated Vitara will likely be offered with the same 1.6L gasoline and D16AA diesel engine options
While it is likely that the inside won’t receive any major updates, we still expect to see a mildly refined dashboard and some additional features for the infotainment and the safety system.
The rear bumper and tailgate are likely to get restyled
The Suzuki Vitara 2018 facelift could be carried over with the same powertrain options of its current offering which is equipped with a 1.6L gasoline and a D16AA diesel engine. Power is transferred to the road via either a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission. While front-wheel drive comes as standard, all-wheel drive is offered as an option.
In the Philippines, official 2018 price list of all Suzuki vehicles have been announced (click here to see the full list). According to this list, the Suzuki Vitara 2018 price has been increase by P50,000 for the top-spec GLX and mid-range GL+, while the base variant GL’s price remains unchanged. Look at the table below for the updated price of this B-segment crossover:
|Model||2017 SRP||2018 SRP||Difference|
|Suzuki Vitara GL AT||P913,000||P913,000||0|
|Suzuki Vitara GL+ AT||P938,000||P988,000||P50,000|
|Suzuki Vitara GLX||P1,048,000||P1,098,000||P50,000|
Know more about Suzuki Vitara 2023
The Suzuki Vitara 2023 Philippines is a 5-seater subcompact crossover that is available in the Philippines with a price tag of Php 1,458,000. It is offered in one variant only with an option for a two-tone finish for an additional Php 10,000. Powering this model is a 1.6-liter M16A gasoline engine that is capable of generating 115 horsepower and 156 Nm of torque. This engine sends power to all four wheels (ALLGRIP) via a 6-speed automatic transmission.
When it comes to dimensions, the Vitara comes with a dimension that spans 4,175 mm in length, 1,775 mm in width, 1,610 mm in height. Also, it has a ground clearance and wheelbase rated at 185 mm and 2,500 mm, respectively. In the local market, this Suzuki vehicle is competing against the likes of the Kia Seltos, Geely Coolray, and Hyundai Kona.