Two generations have passed and we are still sure that Suzuki is bringing back the Grand Vitara instead of the regular Vitara. The new generation could carry another name change. Another possibility is to make standard crossover larger and become more competitive in the market. The 2021 Suzuki Grand Vitara is also about to introduce various fresh updates all around the vehicle. Modern styling and interior will be enough for the redesign.
But, the 2021 Suzuki Grand Vitara needs to keep up with the competition. The crossover is well-known for its 4×4 drive. But, the upcoming facelift will also come with changes under the bonnet. A hybrid unit is possible. We will see how this one can fit the off-road ride, or Suzuki is preparing something surprising. A V6 is also a wish of many fans. However, this can be possible only if the vehicle grows. The extra size and weight require more power, and engineers might test the market with a larger displacement.
Vitara is one of the oldest nameplates in the Suzuki family. It’s been at dealerships for more than three decades and we got used to its versatility and reliability. Only in the first 10 years, we could see it in the United States and the new 2021 Suzuki Grand Vitara might make the comeback. However, the chances are slim and we are not seeing this happening. Whatsoever, fans all across the globe can’t wait to see the new version and the possible return of the ‘Grand’ prefix.
Exterior and Interior Changes
We had to dig to find out more about the new 2021 Suzuki Grand Vitara. Still, most sources are not trusted, and the company is not making anything official yet. The redesign is required to stay in shape and in touch with the competition. Designers will start from the front fascia, where the new Grand Vitara can find inspiration in the latest arrivals by the Japanese carmaker. Headlights, bumper, and grille are key parts that should lure attention. But, we can also hear that the COVID-19 outburst is slowing things down. A delay is possible, so the new crossover could debut in 2022. Another rumor is that Grand Vitara is going to be a big brother with an overall length of 175-180 inches. Standard Vitara will stay around 165 in.
Extra space might make designers think of a seven-seat 2021 Suzuki Grand Vitara. Definitely, the extension will bring more room inside the cabin. The focus of the redesign will be on the infotainment system and wireless integration. SmartPlay is multimedia that needs a lot of updates to become competitive against other models. Safety is also important. The new infotainment will have enhanced voice commands. Distractions from the touchscreen display will be minimized.
2021 Suzuki Grand Vitara Specs and Hybrid Model
The base configuration of the new 2021 Suzuki Grand Vitara will be a 1.6-liter engine and five-speed manual gearbox. It is good for 86 hp and 115 lb-ft of torque. The crossover can also come with automatic transmission and a more powerful engine. This will be needed, especially if Grand Vitara becomes bigger than before. A 1.4-liter turbo unit can deliver 100 horsepower and 135 pound-feet of torque. The most powerful option we see as a drivetrain for the new Grand Vitara is the smallest displacement. A 1.0-liter inline-three motor can produce 115 ponies and 130 lb-ft of twist. It is also the most efficient unit regarding gas mileage.
Outside the US, oil-burners are usual alternative, and even sometimes more popular than petrol units. The new 2021 Grand Vitara is keeping a 1.6 MultiJet engine. Upgrades in this area are not expected, especially knowing that Suzuki is trying to improve its chances of appearing in the US. Some sources are reporting the company will replace the MultiJet diesel with the hybrid configuration. Well, the system based on the oil-burner is also possible. As the things stand for now, it seems like we will have to wait a bit longer until the 2021 Suzuki Grand Vitara Hybrid happens.
2021 Suzuki Grand Vitara Release Date, Price, Competition
As said, the release date of the new crossover is still questionable. The redesign was planned for the 2021 season, but the company needs to reconsider this move, although the development is in advanced stages. But, the demand dropped because of the coronavirus pandemic, so the launch could happen later next year.
The price will go up and if the 2021 Suzuki Grand Vitara appears in the US, the company must make an adequate offer. We believe that $20,000 will draw some buyers of subcompact crossovers. With 180 inches, Grand Vitara is not going to be a seven-seater in this part of the world. On the other hand, a hybrid setup will be available from $25,000 or more.