Theo throttle has released a brand-new rendering, with the virtual tuner handing the new Suzuki Grand Vitara the double-cab bakkie treatment. Watch the video below…

As a reminder, Suzuki Auto South Africa has recently announced that the new Grand Vitara is heading to SA, with the local arm of the Japanese automaker confirming that its box-fresh flagship SUV will arrive here in the first quarter of 2023. According to the firm, the Grand Vitara “will introduce a host of new technologies and a new level of luxury” to its local line-up. These include Suzuki’s ‘Smart Hybrid Vehicle’ (SHVS) tech and AllGrip Select all-wheel-drive system.

The Grand Vitara will be available with a duo of engine options. This includes the “all-new” K15C unit — a 1.5-litre dual-jet engine with the SHVS mild-hybrid tech mentioned above — and the company’s familiar 1.5-litre K15B powertrain. The K15B engine is available with a manual and automatic transmission. The mild-hybrid unit is exclusively coupled with an automatic gearbox. This model also features AllGrip all-wheel drive.

Suzuki says its new range-topping SUV will offer “class-leading” features. These include a 9.0-inch high-definition touchscreen infotainment system, a 360-degree surround-view camera set-up, a head-up display and wireless smartphone charging for the top-spec variants. 

All models will feature LED projector headlamps. Climate control, cruise control and six airbags will be present, too, as will keyless entry and push-button start.