Now when the third-generation Grand Vitara has finally been discontinued from most of the markets, we can see a lot of rumors that suggest some stretching of the current, fourth generation of the legendary small SUV. The current generation has been updated last year and it is a pretty amazing vehicle in many ways, especially when it comes to drivetrain and mechanics in general. However, the current generation is notably smaller than the previous version, so we may see “Grand” in its name once again. This model would come as the 2021 Suzuki Grand Vitara, rumors say.
At this point, we are still waiting to hear something from the officials. So, stay reserved for everything you’re going to read in the following paragraphs. If it arrives, we presume it will be notably longer and this should have a particularly good effect on the cargo area, which is currently quite small, even for this segment. The mechanical aspect of the new version should remain pretty much the same.
2021 Suzuki Grand Vitara Redesign
It’s not hard to predict that the 2021 Suzuki Grand Vitara would be mostly about stretching. The current generation is good for less than 98.5 inches in wheelbase. That is nearly 4.5 inches less compared to the third-generation, Grand Vitara. Therefore, the current Vitara would get a “Grand” version and it is pretty obvious that the most important difference would be a longer wheelbase and more inches in general. It’s hard to speculate about the exact numbers. Still, we expect things would be similar to the previous generation, which measures 103.9 inches between the axles.
Other than bigger dimensions, the 2021 Suzuki Grand Vitara would feature a fairly similar layout as the standard model. This means you may count on the same mechanics, while the styling should be pretty much the same as well. We count on the identical front end. It received a refresh a year ago with a new grille and several more new details.
As you may presume, the biggest benefit from a longer wheelbase and bigger overall size would be more interior space. The current model seems okay in terms of the second-row legroom. Still, the 2021 Suzuki Grand Vitara would provide a few more inches for sure. More importantly, we would see a notably bigger cargo area compared to the standard model, which is rather on par with hatchbacks in this aspect.
On the other side, the overall cabin layout is about to remain the same. You may count on the same dashboard design, which features mostly hard plastics but looks pretty solid and durable. Also, we like the instrument cluster, which features a nice digital screen at the center, which shows a lot of interesting information. Furthermore, the infotainment screen and system would remain the same as well. They aren’t particularly advanced but are intuitive and easy to use.
2021 Suzuki Grand Vitara Engine
This aspect definitely shouldn’t bring any particular change. Therefore, you may count on familiar engine options, which may differ from market to market. In Europe, you may count on a new 1.4-liter turbocharged engine, which is good for about 140 horsepower. The same engine powers a hybrid version, which is also good for about 140 horsepower but delivers slightly better acceleration.
In Asian markets, there is a simpler and more affordable 1.5-liter naturally-aspirated engine, which is good for about 110 horsepower. We could see diesel versions in certain markets as well and these models would use Fiat’s familiar MultiJet units.
2021 Suzuki Grand Vitara Release Date and Price
Although we are still waiting to hear something from the officials, many reports suggest the 2021 Suzuki Grand Vitara could come already in the summer. As you may presume, the price would be higher compared to the standard model, which starts around 17.000 Euro in Europe, though we definitely don’t expect a significant price increase.