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2019 Suzuki Vitara facelift unveiled logo 4/08/2018 Derek Fung
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The facelifted Suzuki Vitara has been given its first official outing in Europe, and it includes new safety features to go along with a mildly tweaked design.

Up front, the updated Vitara features a new grille and redesigned lower section of the front bumper.

The graphics for the tail-lights have also been tweaked to incorporated LEDs, and the reversing lamp has been moved down to a central position in the rear bumper.

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Inside the cabin, buyers might notice the redesigned instrument cluster and the integrated colour screen for the information screen.

There's also some soft touch material at the top of the instrument panel.

For Europe, the updated Vitara will be available with autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, traffic sign recognition, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alerts.

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Over there, Suzuki has decided to ditch the 86kW/156Nm 1.6-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine in favour of the 82kW 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder mill.

It has already been confirmed Suzuki Australia will drop the 1.6-litre turbo-diesel from the revised Vitara range.


The Vitara facelift will land in Australian showrooms during the first quarter of 2019.

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