Facelifted crossover surfaces on government website with minor design changes.
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The updated Suzuki Vitara Series II has leaked online ahead of its official reveal, giving us a first look at the updated crossover before it goes on sale locally in the first quarter of next year.

Published on a government website, this is the first time we've seen the final design of the updated Vitara, with all previous images being of camouflaged prototypes doing rounds in Europe.

Compared to the current model, the Vitara Series II gets a new front grille and lower intake design, the latter also incorporating a radar sensor which serves as a dead giveaway the update will include autonomous emergency braking.

There's also a new alloy wheel design on this particular variant – believed to be the base RT-S grade – and a new contrasting trim joining the front intake to the LED daytime-running lights in the bumper.

At the rear, meanwhile, there's new tail-lights which are a darker shade of red, and the reversing light has been relocated from the tail-light clusters to the centre of the rear bumper.

There's no new details as to what other changes are in store, though, meaning we'll have to wait for the full reveal for official details.

In saying that, Suzuki Australia's general manager, Michael Pachota, told CarAdvice earlier this week that there will be "enhancements to safety and tech" in addition to some extra comfort and convenience features.

Autonomous emergency braking and adaptive cruise control are believed to be the main tech upgrades, though we're not sure what else to expect.

No changes to powertrains should occur, though, with the exception of the diesel being dropped from the range. That means the 86kW/160Nm 1.6-litre naturally-aspirated petrol and 103kW/220Nm 1.4-litre turbo petrol should carryover.

Stay tuned to CarAdvice for more updates over the coming months, and let us know what you think in the comments.