The Series II Vitara will launch on the same day, with the most notable improvements being a new 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged engine for lower variants, and a significantly-improved safety offering including AEB, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert.
While a lot of hype surrounds the Jimny, the Series II Vitara will gain significant safety and drivetrain upgrades.
Stay tuned for official pricing and spec levels for both cars when they are officially revealed closer to the January 26 release date.
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