2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara Redesign

The upcoming 2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara is mixing the best features of an SUVs. This range of light-compact off-roading SUVs is a fresh addition and flavor in a market where every other model is getting downsized. Although this Suzuki Grand Vitara will still not be a serious off-roader like Jeep Wrangler, it can take a rough terrain in its grasp.

2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara front

2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara – Exterior and Interior Modifications:

The 2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara will naturally continue with the same design language. However, it will take some design cues from the concept model unveiled earlier on. A more compact and urban design with a new-gen front lamp cluster and grille section is expected. Complementarily designed air vents with integrated fog lamps and added black accents like the grille mesh section might make its way into the front fascia of this model.

Whether the muscular front fender from the concept model will make its way into this model is too far-fetched expectation for buyers to have. The basic design pattern of a V-shaped overhang below the grille mesh is expected. Overall body stance will be sportier rolling up to a rear end. The side-body accents from current models will continue. As for other details, more updates will obviously follow.

There is not much to speculate upon as far as the interior features of this upcoming Suzuki Grand Vitara 2018. There are rumors of a new dual-tone in-cabin option added to higher trims. The base model will have added Infotainment features over current ones.

2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara interior

2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara – Powertrain Specs:

The 2 powertrain configurations will be available with this upcoming 2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara model. The current generations run with a 2.4 liter inline 4 engine producing 166 HP and 162 lb-ft. of torque. A popular power unit, it is mated to a 6-Speed Auto CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) gearbox.

There are also rumors of a new more powerful engine to be added to the options. A 1.4 L Inline 4 engine which comes with the iV tech badge has an added intravenous injection engine tech optimizing output and fuel efficiency. This is the latest engine tech straight from the manufacturers R&D and can produce figures around 205 HP and 225 lb-ft. The same transmission will be also added to this setup along with chances of a manual shift ability option as an addendum.

2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara rear

2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara – Release and Price:

There is nothing better than a new model bringing in some fresh life into a segment. And Suzuki’s Grand Vitara did just that. Following up on the popularity of this model, the manufacturers even released a compact crossover in the Vitara segment. But it has taken a toll on the Grand Vitara’s sales prospects. This is just the reason why there’s a new 2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara on the cards for quite some time.

This model will be released somewhere around Q2 or Q3 in 2018. The pricing will be in tandem with the current generation models – starting from $26,000 for the base trim and upwards till about $33,000.

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