The upcoming SUV with name 2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara has the elements and features to make it to the top slot but somehow it has always been placed in the middle of the batch. This is partly owing to the fact Suzuki has not added enough new features over time to woo more buyers and rivals have also smartened up! To change this, the Suzuki is giving the vehicle a nice makeover.
2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara – Design Overhaul
Sources from the manufacturer have confirmed that 2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara will receive a design overhaul. The vehicle will be made as a crossover rather than one with off road capability. This is owing to growing customer demand for cars that tackle urban traffic and roads better over those aimed exclusively at rough terrains. It will be built on the company’s global architecture platform. The changes in grille and bumper are expected. The new vehicle will feature alloy wheels, roof rails along with Led lamps. It’s not clear how many trims would be there. The Australian model may get 3 trims like the existing version.
The cabin of 2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara is going to be sleek and it will also be revamped to an extent. It will be spacious and there will be enough luxury features in it. Its seats will be laden with top quality upholstery. The dual zone climate control is likely to be there. The cabin will also have enough small item holders.
The new Suzuki Grand Vitara is going to be laden with latest safety features. It will also get plenty of amenities. The common safety features shared across all trims are traction control, airbags, disc brakes with ABS, stability control and rear view camera.
The car will also get a modern version of Suzuki’s infotainment setup. This will include support for Smartphone and technologies like USB and Bluetooth. Support for navigation and voice control is also expected. Top trims may get heated front seats, heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel among other features. The fabric choice will also vary across trims.
2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara – Turbocharged Boosterjet Engine
The 2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara may be equipped with a new engine. This means it may get the much touted K14C 1.4-litre turbocharged Boosterjet engine. However, other engine choices cannot be ruled out. The Suzuki will ensure the engines are fuel efficient and it may get automatic transmission gearbox.
2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara – Price, Release Date and Verdict
The new version of the Grand Vitara SUV may be priced higher than the predecessor. So, the expected price for base trim would be close to $28,000. The release date of this vehicle could be in late 2017.
The new Suzuki Grand Vitara is likely to entice more buyers than the existing version with a new design and expected new engine. However, certain things are yet to be clear about it. The Suzuki should price the car reasonably as the competition is steep.