2019 Suzuki Vitara: prices, specs and release date

Suzuki has announced the new Vitara’s specs and price list, base model starting at £16,999

Full details on the new Suzuki Vitara have been released. With prices starting at £16,999, the mild 2019 model year facelift includes subtle design revisions, new engines and more technology and safety features as standard for the Nissan Juke and SsangYong Tivoli rival.

From a design perspective, the 2019 Vitara changes are subtle. The lower part of the front bumper has been redesigned and there’s a new grille with vertical, rather than horizontal, slats. The old rear lamps have been ditched in favour of new LED units, and new alloy wheels and paint colours are now available.

• Best crossovers and small SUVs on sale 2018

Interior updates are equally low-key. Suzuki has redesigned the trim on the seats, offering a suede option for the top-spec SZ5 models. Also, the instrument panel now incorporates a colour TFT display between the dials, and Suzuki claims that the binnacle is now made of a softer, higher quality plastic. 

The new Suzuki Vitara also comes with more standard equipment than the outgoing model. The entry-level SZ4 boasts seven airbags, alloy wheels, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control with speed limiter, automatic climate control and front and rear electric windows. 

Under the bonnet, both the 1.0-litre three-cylinder and 1.4-litre Boosterjet engines are now offered, replacing the outgoing 1.6-litre unit. SZ4 and SZ-T grade cars are equipped with the 1.0-litre 109bhp Boosterjet engine, and ALLGRIP all-wheel-drive is available as an option on the SZ-T car when specced with a manual transmission.

The range topping SZ5 models, priced between £22,499 and £25,649, are equipped with the larger 1.4-litre Boosterjet engine, shared with the latest Swift Sport and developing 138bhp and 220Nm of torque.

The range-topper is also fitted with Suzuki’s Dual Sensor Brake Support system, 17-inch polished alloy wheels, keyless entry and start, traffic sign recognition, blind spot monitor, adaptive cruise control and a panoramic sunroof.

Now read how we're getting on with our long term Suzuki Swift Sport here.

Most Popular

Top 10 best hybrid cars to buy 2022
Best hybrid cars - header image
Hybrid cars

Top 10 best hybrid cars to buy 2022

Hybrid power is the way forward if the car industry is to be believed so we've found the top 10 best hybrid cars to buy now...
2 Jan 2022
2022 Porsche Taycan gets Sport Turismo estate option
Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo estate
News

2022 Porsche Taycan gets Sport Turismo estate option

Porsche now offers the practical Sport Turismo body style for all Taycan models, with extra headroom and luggage space
19 Jan 2022
New 2022 Citroen C5 X: UK prices and specs revealed
Citroen C5 X - front
Citroen C5

New 2022 Citroen C5 X: UK prices and specs revealed

Petrol and plug-in hybrid power offered with new Citroen C5 X, and a premium-brand-beating price
17 Jan 2022