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2025 Suzuki Vitara small SUV updated again and confirmed for Australia, but when will the hybrid arrive here?

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Introduced in 2015, the current-gen Vitara is expected to outlast a decade now that it’s been updated again.
Introduced in 2015, the current-gen Vitara is expected to outlast a decade now that it’s been updated again.

While a new generation of Suzuki Vitara seems to have been heralded by the reveal of an electric concept called the eVX, the brand has announced a new facelift for the current generation instead.

The Vitara, which has been around in its current incarnation since 2015, will feature some new styling changes, tech upgrades and more safety features.

Importantly, the European version of the Vitara is available with a choice of two electrified drivetrains - a ‘mild-hybrid’ 48-volt-equipped version of the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine Australia has, or a ‘strong hybrid’ 140-volt version with a 1.5-litre petrol engine.

A spokesperson for Suzuki Australia told CarsGuide that the final Australian specification for the updated Vitara hasn’t yet been confirmed, but that the expected launch timing for the Vitara Hybrid here in Australia is Q1, 2025.

It’s not clear if the current engines available here, the 1.6-litre naturally aspirated and the 1.4-litre turbo (neither are hybrid-assisted), will carry on as they are.

Driver monitoring, adaptive cruise, lane-keep assist and traffic sign recognition have all also been updated.
Driver monitoring, adaptive cruise, lane-keep assist and traffic sign recognition have all also been updated.

The updated Euro-spec Vitara features a new grille, altered bumpers and headlights, what seem to be new wheels, along with updates to the interior and tech.

An optional sunroof, a new 9.0-inch multimedia display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus Suzuki Connect service is joined by new safety features including an upgraded braking sensor which can now detect “vehicles, motorcycles, and pedestrians directly or diagonally ahead” of the Vitara.

A spokesperson for Suzuki Australia told CarsGuide that the final Australian specification for the updated Vitara hasn’t yet been confirmed.
A spokesperson for Suzuki Australia told CarsGuide that the final Australian specification for the updated Vitara hasn’t yet been confirmed.

Driver monitoring, adaptive cruise, lane-keep assist and traffic sign recognition have all also been updated.

More locally specific information is expected when Suzuki Australia confirms specification and timing for the updated Vitara - stay tuned.

Chris Thompson
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Racing video games, car-spotting on road trips, and helping wash the family VL Calais Turbo as a kid were all early indicators that an interest in cars would stay present in Chris’ life, but loading up his 1990 VW Golf GTI Mk2 and moving from hometown Brisbane to work in automotive publishing in Melbourne ensured cars would be a constant. With a few years as MOTOR Magazine’s first digital journalist under his belt, followed by a stint as a staff journalist for Wheels Magazine, Chris’ career already speaks to a passion for anything with four wheels, especially the 1989 Mazda MX-5 he currently owns. From spending entire weeks dissecting the dynamic abilities of sports cars to weighing up the practical options for car buyers from all walks of life, Chris’ love for writing and talking about cars means if you’ve got a motoring question, he can give you an answer.
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