The refreshed 2018 Suzuki Vitara has been spotted once again, but we have no the new spy shots. The reason is quite simple: The caught prototype is identical to this one which had been spied in February, so why would we bother to get them. In case you don’t believe us, you can check the new spy shots at www.motor1.com.
As you can see here and there, the 2018 Vitara will feature refreshed ends. The front end will sport a revised grille and redesigned bumper, while the headlights stay unchanged at the moment. Still, we think they will change when the car manufacturer introduced the production model. Around back, the SUV hosts almost unchanged rear hatch, though it looks a bit flatter now. Plus, the manufacturer will also add new taillights in the coming months. We almost forgot to mention that the camouflaged crossover features some sensors in the front part, which suggests that the facelifted 2018 Vitara could get updated driver assistance tech as well.
We haven’t managed to catch the new interior. However, the manufacturer will probably add an updated infotainment with a 7.0-inch touchscreen and perhaps redesigned dash with new vents. Suzuki promised to use a better quality material in the future, but that’s the promise of all automakers, so we don’t believe until we don’t see and feel.
We expect almost nothing new under the hood. The “almost” means that Suzuki might boost the existing options and nothing more. For Europe, the crossover will feature 1.6-liter gasoline and diesel mills, while the “high-performance” so-called S model comes paired with a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Front-wheel drive will be standard, but you will be able to add some extra money for the optional all-wheel drive system of course.
Although we were pretty sure that the car manufacturer plans to introduce the refreshed 2018 Vitara at the upcoming Frankfurt auto show, that won’t happen because the place appears to be reserved for the new Swift Sport. As for the October’s Tokyo Motor Show, Suzuki has a plan to introduce the all-new Jimny there, so we think that the Vitara has to wait until early 2018.