Suzuki has been busy lately updating its product line up and the company recently showcased the facelift version of the Ciaz, which is sold as Alavia Pro in China, at the Chengdu Motor Show. Now, the manufacturer is planning to give minor updates to the Vitara on the outside and the interior. The camouflaged test mule of the Vitara has been spied while on the test. The spy shot suggests that the Vitara will get a new grille, redesigned bumper at the front and back, and a new design for the tail-lamps as well. The car is expected to get a host of updates inside too, including a seven-inch touch screen infotainment system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, flat bottom steering wheel and new air-conditioning controls.
The facelifted Vitara will carry forward the same powertrain from the current version of Vitara - a 1.6-litre petrol, 1.6-litre diesel engine and a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine. It is also expected that the company might introduce Vitara with a 1.0-litre Bootser jet engine, that is also seen on the Baleno hatchback. The higher version of Vitara will continue to come with Suzuki's Allgrip AWD system and will get four drive modes - Auto, Sport, Snow and Lock.
In related news, the company's plans suggest that it will introduce the Jimny at the Tokyo Motor Show to be held in October this year. The facelifted version of the Vitara is expected to be introduced by 2018. In India, Maruti Suzuki sells the Vitara Brezza with a diesel engine and it is expected that they might launch its petrol version later this year.