The next-gen Suzuki Vitara will be designed and developed on the modified version of the global C-platform.
Japanese automaker, Suzuki is readying the next-generation Vitara SUV for the global markets. If reports are to be believed, the new model could be unveiled by the end of this year- around October, 2020. The 2021 Suzuki Vitara SUV is expected to form the basis for Maruti Suzuki’s upcoming mid-sized SUV for the Indian market.
The new generation 2021 Suzuki Vitara will be designed and developed on the Suzuki’s Global C-platform, which Maruti uses to develop the Vitara Brezza sub-4 meter SUV. It is expected that the Japanese automaker will modify this platform to develop the new-gen Vitara SUV. The platform will be modified to accommodate slightly larger body and new engine options.
According to the Japanese media, the 2021 Suzuki Vitara will grow in size and will measure over 4.2 meters in length from the current 4.17 meters. The wheelbase is also likely to be increased to create more space inside the cabin. The current model rides on 2500mm of wheelbase and measures 4,175mm in length, 1,775mm in width and 1,610mm in height.
We reported earlier that Maruti Suzuki is also readying an all-new mid-sized SUV, which is expected to arrive in early 2022. The new SUV will be based on the modified C-platform. It will take on the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and others in its categories. The Indo-Japanese brand is also expected to launch the new model in both 5-and 7-seat options. The 7-seater model will directly rival the upcoming Hyundai Creta 7-seater.
The next-gen Suzuki Vitara is expected to feature sportier styling. It will get larger radiator grille and projector headlamps with LED DRLs, prominent fenders and prominent beltline. There will be massive changes inside the cabin as well. The global-spec model will receive the 1.4-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine that produces 129PS at 5,500rpm and 235Nm of torque between 2,000-3,000rpm. The mild-hybrid system features an 8Ah battery, which adds 13.6PS of power and 10Nm of torque.