Suzuki has introduced a redesigned face and a new infotainment system for the Vitara, alongside mildly upgraded safety equipment for the compact SUV.

The fourth generation of the Suzuki Vitara was introduced in 2014 and has since received a facelift in 2018, followed by the introduction of mild-hybrid technology in 2020, and a full-hybrid powertrain option in 2022. The 2024 Suzuki Vitara has been updated to refresh its exterior and improve its in-cabin technology.

While it remains instantly recognizable, closer inspection reveals several visual updates. The front bumper has been redesigned, resulting in a cleaner look due to slimmer DRLs on the sides and the omission of fog lights. Additionally, it now features an updated grille and a larger central intake with a black-finished surround, reminiscent of a bull bar.

The profile has remained mostly the same. However, Suzuki designers have added a new set of aerodynamically-shaped alloy wheels and two new colour options to the available palette: Titan Dark Gray Pearl Metallic and Sphere Blue Pearl combined with a Cosmic Black Pearl Metallic roof.

Although the analog instrument cluster remains, the interior started showing its age a few years ago, looking like it came from the 1990s. Suzuki has addressed this by adding a new infotainment system with a 9-inch touchscreen display. The system enables USB, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi connectivity, and is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Additionally, it provides remote access to specific vehicle functions through the owner's smartphone.

The Vitara already had a comprehensive ADAS suite, and the updated version now includes new and improved systems. The subcompact SUV now includes Dual Sensor Brake Support II, Driver Monitoring System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Traffic Sign Recognition, and Lane Keeping Assist.

The powertrain options remain unchanged, including the mild-hybrid and full-hybrid units. The turbocharged 1.4-liter gasoline engine produces 129 hp, with the 48-Volt system adding another 14 hp. This configuration is mated to a six-speed manual that can send power to the front or all four wheels (AllGrip Select 4WD).

The alternative choice is the more efficient hybrid setup, which features a larger 140-volt lithium-ion battery. The naturally aspirated 1.5-litre engine generates 101 hp, and the single electric motor adds another 33.4 hp (24.6 kW), resulting in a combined output of 116 hp that is transmitted to the wheels exclusively via a six-speed automatic gearbox.

The 2024 Suzuki Vitara will be available in European dealerships from early summer. Pricing will be announced closer to the market launch.

Source: Suzuki

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Евгений Ушаков
Evgenii Ushakov
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