2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara will likely soften its off-road character

Suzuki is among the largest automobile brands emerging from Asia. Its great and capable Suzuki Grand Vitara is on the way to its new generation and that could happen with the next 2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara.

This new Grand Vitara is expected to come loaded with new features. However, the latest reports suggesting that new-generation of the Grand Vitara could lose some of its impressive off-road abilities as the demand for softer crossovers is growing. So, the new model should focus to deliver improved, lightweight structure combined with the more driving refinement and better on-road handling.

2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara: Design and Graphics

The 2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara is expected to start its transformation from the ground up. The body of the model will be designed using powerful but light elements in order to reduce its total weight and improve energy efficiency. The model will make the use of brand’s new global platform which version also underpins the smaller Vitara. As we said earlier, it also suggests that this model will try to deliver better on-road performance and handling but that would come at cost of losing some of its hardcore off-road capability. The company expects that more on-road oriented approach will improve model’s chances with the rivals like the Mazda CX-5 and Hyundai Tucson.

Stylingwise, the model should adopt similar design language as the new Ignis and Vitara. The new Grand Vitara will have the grill that provides an aggressive look. Fenders will look better as well.

It will have the fog illumination but comes slightly redesigned. It also sports big LED front facing lights which look fashionable and improve visibility. The rear end lamps and exhaustion system will also be improved. There was a dire need for providing a competitive and appealing look to the Suzuki Grand Vitara 2018. Suzuki definitely won’t disappoint.

The Interiors:

Luxury and rider comfort will be the most improved aspects. The insides are mostly black with a few contrasting colors. Its dashboard will wear the same look but expect some minor detailing here and there. Suzuki may sell a few add-ons to gain on that luxury quotient.

The entrance segments have a neat finish. Other features may include USB connectivity, speed limiter, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control system, 7 airbags, parking sensors (front and rear), satellite navigation, a camera for reverse view, climate control, rain sensitive wipers, electrically folding mirrors, etc.

2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara: Powertrains

In the engine department, the new 2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara should adopt the petrol and diesel units from the brand’s family of turbocharged engines. The transmission system could be a dual-clutch automatic form the Vitara. The model will also get the selectable four-wheel drive system with the torque that splits between the axles.

The current model has 2.4 liters 4-cylinder engine with 162 HP and 225 Nm of torque. It comes in the combination with the five-speed transmission. The capable four-wheel drive system is also employed to tackle all terrains.

2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara: Release date

This car is likely to hit the streets in the second or third quarter in 2018.

Final Verdict

This new 2018 Suzuki Grand Vitara will face stiff competition from other cars in its price bracket not just in the SUV segment. The facelift may not be enough to win a large number of customers unless the performance backs it. The success of this crossover will be based on improvements in handling, mileage and overall performance.

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