Suzuki will soon unveil the next-gen Vitara, which will boast of similar dimensions and power outputs as the Kia Seltos. Hence, it might make it to India and become a new volume-generator for Maruti
Suzuki Vitara is the Japanese carmaker’s sub-compact SUV and is sold in a lot of international markets. However, it is now due for an update, in fact, a generation change. According to a new report from Best Car, Suzuki will be unveiling the next-gen Vitara in October this year. The Japanese media outlet has also released a rendering of the upcoming SUV. The rendering hints of the car’s dimensions, suggesting that it would make for an excellent rival to the Kia Seltos in India.
The next-gen Suzuki Vitara will have a bigger footprint on the road with increased dimensions. It is expected to measure at 4,200 mm in length, 1,780 mm in width, and 1,620 mm in height. The outgoing model, however, is 4,175 mm long, 1,775 mm wide, and 1,610 mm tall. The wheelbase will likely be identical to the outgoing car at 2,500 mm.
Rendering of the next-gen Suzuki Vitara by Best Car Japan.
The next-gen Suzuki Vitara will also feature new underpinnings in the form of a revised platform. Suzuki will infuse the new car with a tough as well as sportier appeal. With new radiator grille, redesigned headlamps, flared-out wheel arches, tighter beltline, raked d-pillar, the new Vitara will look a lot sportier than the car it will replace.
The dashboard of the outgoing Vitara looks plain in comparison to its competitors.
The next-gen Vitara will also be updated on the inside. It currently features a mundane layout for the dashboard with an all-black theme for the interior. Since its prime competitors offer a fitter ambience and better-styled cabins; expect the Vitara to see a slew of changes on the inside as well.
The outgoing Suzuki Vitara features a simpler design theme with cohesiveness and subtleness all around.
Suzuki will use the outgoing k14D BoosterJet engine on the next-gen Vitara. The 1.4L 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol is capable of belting out a peak power output of 129 PS and a peak torque of 235 Nm. With the mild-hybrid system, it also gets a bump of 13.6 PS and 10 Nm. Thus, totalling at 142.6 PS and 245Nm. These numbers are higher than those of the Kia Seltos’s Turbo variants. Therefore, if Suzuki’s Indian subsidiary – Maruti Suzuki plans to launch the new Vitara in the country, it will be a capable rival to the successful Seltos.