Although there were rumors about the end for Grand Vitara, this SUV heads into a new generation. It will be the fourth. We saw the last model of third-gen crossover in 2015. After few years of pause, the new vehicle is coming as the 2019 Suzuki Grand Vitara.
This SUV appeared as Vitara in its first stint. After that, it added prefix “Grand” for second and third. Also, fans can find it in some countries as Suzuki Grand Escudo. Nevertheless, this is one of the best-known crossovers from the beginning of new millennium. Now, it returns with a new design and equipment. Based on the standard Vitara, the bigger SUV will bring more excitement for an off-road ride.
2019 Suzuki Grand Vitara Specs
Under the hood of the 2019 Suzuki Grand Vitara will be a 2.4-liter VVT drivetrain. It will deliver 165 horsepower and 165 lb-ft of torque. The gasoline unit is also pretty economical. In average, 4-cylinder powertrain returns 27 mpg. However, top of the class model with all-wheel drive comes out with the same output but for highway ride. In the city, it drops to 21 mpg, and the combined result is 24 mpg.
The 2019 Suzuki Grand Vitara could get a diesel drivetrain to boost overall torque and fuel economy. Whatsoever, we still don’t know what kind of an engine Suzuki could use. In 2016 standard Vitara arrived with a 1.6-liter engine. Direct injection and other features helped this model to achieve maximum mileage of 45 mpg. Suzuki Jimny also used to have a diesel drivetrain, but it was a long time ago. However, its power can’t satisfy needs of Grand Vitara buyers.
2019 Suzuki Grand Vitara Redesign
The new 2019 Suzuki Grand Vitara will definitely rubbish the reports about its end. Whatsoever, it will arrive with more expectations then before. Redesigned, the crossover is ready to conquer. It will come to Asia Pacific area, and then for the rest of the world. However, it doesn’t make us less eager to see what it brings.
Drivers will definitely appreciate the comfort. Not only that buckets are making a ride easier, but also adjustable steering wheel. Power steering and cruise control are just bonuses that boost overall impression. Satellite navigation is going to be standard for all trim levels. The touchscreen display is the infotainment center. Around it, we can find USB and AUX jacks, and Bluetooth connectivity is simple and very functional. Climate control is automatic.
Outside, the 2019 Suzuki Grand Vitara will be similar to its predecessor. However, differences after the redesign are notable. Also, the crossover will pick up some elements from its sibling, standard Vitara, which had no pause since 2015 as its Grand model. So, we are sure that SUV will introduce LED lamps for headlights in higher trim levels. Black roof rails are installed on lower trims, while upper models get silver rails. Also, there is a difference in wheel sizes, which can be 16-inch or 18-inch. Trademark of the Suzuki is spare tire positioned on the back. For 2019 Grand Vitara it has a full cover.
Suzuki Grand Vitara Safety
We can say that overall safety on the Suzuki crossovers is on a very high level. From brakes to seatbelts and airbags, the 2019 Suzuki Grand Vitara will be full of features boosting this impression. Electronic Stability Programme and collapsible steering column are just some of the equipment. Furthermore, buyers will get brake assist system, ABS, and EBD on all trim levels. Front airbags and curtains are standard, as well as the engine immobilizer.
The 2019 Suzuki Grand Vitara will get two trim levels and four versions. Buyers will choose between 3DR and 5DR models. However, these SUVs will also add manual and automatic transmission options. While manual has 5 gears, the automatic router comes with one speed less. The main difference is in seating capacity. The Grand Vitara 3DR can take 4 persons, while the bigger sibling 5DR offer space for 5 occupants.
2019 Suzuki Grand Vitara Release Date
The 2019 Suzuki Grand Vitara is coming to New Zealand and Australia. Not too long after, it will appear in the rest of Pacific Asia countries. We believe that Suzuki is going to release the crossover already during 2018. However, the exact date is still unknown. We are sure it is not going to happen before the last quarter.
Base models of the 2019 Suzuki Grand Vitara will cost around $23,000, converted from Australian and New Zealand dollars. This is the price for the base, 3DR crossover with a manual transmission. The higher end 5DR model is going to cost at least $27,000. When packed with extra equipment and additional packages, it will probably exceed $30,000.