2020 Suzuki Vitara: All you need to know
Suzuki Philippines has given its affordable crossover, Vitara, a subtle facelift primarily comprising aesthetic updates. It is undoubtedly one of the stylish looking models in the segment offering great value for money with prices confined under Php 1 million mark.
Mechanically, it sees no change over the preceding version and continues to draw power from the same four-pot unit. While the revisions on the crossover are not comprehensive, it still refreshes the model and keeps it on par with new entrants in the segment.
Here is all you need to know about the recently launched 2020 Suzuki Vitara, read on to know more.
Before we begin with the exterior changes, let us first go through the dimensions.
|Ground Clearance||180 mm|
What changes have been made to the exterior?
While the model retains its silhouette from the previous version, changes are visible on the front facet. One of the prominent elements on the face is the new bolder grille featuring multiple bars. The bumper in front now gets blackened plastic bits; besides, the fog lamp housings and rear combination lamps receive a change in design. Another significant addition in the Vitara specs sheet is the new set of tail-lamps that enhance the styling at the rear.
Other key styling elements on the exterior are listed below-
- LED headlamps
- LED daytime running lights
- LED fog lamps
- Reverse lamp
- Chrome garnish on front bumper
- 17-inch polished alloy wheels (GLX)
- 16-inch painted alloy wheel (GL+)
What’s new on the inside?
Suzuki Vitara’s latest outing remains largely unchanged on the inside with just a handful of changes refreshing the cabin. The instrument panel now features a larger multi-info display with high-resolution graphics. The addition of soft-touch padding with improved fit and finish on the upper instrument panel provides a neat look. Equipment list inside includes a new Linux-based ten-inch touchscreen system for the top-spec GLX and a smaller 8.0-inch touchscreen display for the GL+.
Other amenities available on the inside are listed below-
- Bluetooth connectivity
- AM/FM radio
- AUX-in & USB
- Smartphone mirroring
- Navigation system
- Wi-Fi hotspot
- Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
- Automatic climate control
- Steering wheel audio controls
- Cruise control
- Front centre armrest
- Offline navigation via SD card
- Panoramic sunroof
Engine & Specs
There are no changes on the mechanical front as it continues to derive power from the same 1.6-litre unit from the previous version. It works in conjunction with a six-speed automatic transmission with manual select through a paddle shifter.
|Engine||1.6-litre, four-cylinder, naturally aspirated, in-line engine|
Suzuki Vitara variants
Unlike the previous version, the 2020 Suzuki Vitara is available in just two variants-GL+ and GLX. The GL+ is the entry-level grade, while the GLX has been placed at the top-of-the line-up. Both the trims are available with a single four-cylinder engine linked to an automatic gearbox.
With the latest dose of updates, the Suzuki Vitara price receives a slight bump over the pre-facelift version. Here is a look at the prices of the new Vitara.
|Vitara GL+ 1.6L - AT||Php 1,038,000|
|Vitara GLX 1.6L - AT||Php 1,158,000|
In comparison, the pre-facelift version range started from Php 913,000 for the GL variant, GL+ at Php 1,028,000 and GLX at Php 1,148,000.
Suzuki Vitara’s latest iteration packs a comprehensive standard kit featuring dual front airbags, anti-lock-braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist, traction controls, hill hold control, rear parking sensors, alarm with immobilizer, and ISOFIX child seat anchors.
In addition to the standard kit, the top-spec GLX grade receives some extra safety tech.
- Curtain airbags
- Side airbags
- Front parking sensors
- Reverse camera
Suzuki Vitara competitors
The addition of new elements on the 2020 Suzuki Vitara improves its visual appeal. It retains most of the styling on the inside, save for the newly designed instrument panel with a larger multi-info display and a bunch of other goodies. The addition of Apple CarPlay on the infotainment unit is a welcoming change. Mechanically, it carries over the same naturally aspirated unit from the pre-update version and hence sees no change in terms of performance.
Overall, the refreshed model with enhanced aesthetics is a good change over the mundane looking pre-facelift. It is a practical car with ample space for passengers. Most importantly, it carries an affordable price tag and is a great value product in the segment.
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