First Grand Vitara was introduced more than 25 years ago, in 1988 and since then it has become one of the most popular cars from the Suzuki line up. Considered to be one of the first real compact sport utility vehicles, Grand Vitara is sold under the name Escudo in certain markets. The current version was introduced in 2014 at the Paris Motor Show and it is produced in Hungary, instead of Japan. Now, the Japanese manufacturer has decided that it is time to replace the current model with the updated version, however we do not expect that the 2017 Suzuki Grand Vitara is going to be a lot different than the current model.
2017 Suzuki Grand Vitara Exterior
The model that was unveiled at the 2014 Paris Motor Show was completely redesigned, both on the inside and on the outside and this is the main reason why we can be sure that the Suzuki Grand Vitara 2017 is just a mid-cycle update and not a completely new car. The front of the SUV is going to have the same angular headlights with LED elements, along with the small chrome grille and the large Suzuki logo covered in chrome.
The front bumper, however, might be smaller, according to some reports, but it is still going to come with LED daytime running lights and fog lights. The back of the car is going to get some small design updates – the taillights will be redesigned and will have new layout, the rear bumper is going to be bigger and will have bigger rear diffuser and the rear spoiler should be bigger. Along with these changes, some reports suggested that the new Suzuki Grand Vitara will have more trim levels that could have different styling on the outside – with new colors and new alloy wheels as part of the trim level.
Suzuki Grand Vitara 2017 Interior
When it comes to the interior of the Suzuki Grand Vitara 2017, the design will not be changed, however, it is expected that the bigger touch screen display will be offered even in the lower trim levels, while the leather upholstery is still going to be available only in one of the top two trim levels.
The interesting thing is that the Japanese manufacturer plans to offer leather steering wheels as an option even in the base version of the 2017 Suzuki Grand Vitara, which was not the case in the past.
Suzuki Grand Vitara Engine
The reports suggest that the 2017 Grand Vitara will come with only one engine and it most probably is not going to be one of those that were used before.
Apparently the Japanese manufacturer us testing two different units – a 1.4l engine that is not very powerful , but has amazing fuel efficiency and a 2.0l engine 4-cylinder that has the power output of 150 horsepower but is not fuel efficient as the 1.4l unit.
2017 Suzuki Grand Vitara Price and Release Date
The base version of the 2017 Suzuki Grand Vitara should cost around $20,000. The Japanese manufacturer plans to unveil the new Suzuki Grand Vitara in the spring of 2016.