Design-wise the Vitara owes a lot to last year’s Suzuki iV-4 concept car. This means that the next-gen Vitara features smoother body surfacing, especially around the edges and for the wheel arch flares. A clamshell bonnet with a fake air vent between it and the A-pillar helps to make a link to the nameplate’s past.
The new car also features a lift-up instead of swing-out tailgate and the spare wheel has been relocated from the rear door to under the boot floor. Tail-lights, which are wider than they are tall, help emphasise this new arrangement.