Suzuki is preparing an update for its SUV, the Vitara – spotted here running winter trials. As hinted at by its camouflage foil, the bulk of the Vitara’s exterior updates appear to be around its front fascia, which also seems to house a sensor or camera setup. This suggests the inclusion of an enhanced active safety suite, in addition to the current model’s equipment list.

Around the back, the development mule appears to be almost identical to the current model, though minor exterior updates are also expected as usually is the case with mid-life updates. Here, the test mule rides on the wheels from the pre-facelift model, albeit blacked out in this instance.

The revised front bumper also appears to have gained a new mesh grille design, instead of the current model’s layout. Under the skin, the Vitara may receive minor updates to the engines, though the 1.4 litre Boosterjet direct-injection turbocharged four-cylinder engine is still fairly fresh and produces 140 PS and 220 Nm of torque, having been introduced on the Vitara S for 2016.

Safety-wise, the 2016 Suzuki Vitara came equipped with seven airbags (dual frontal, sides, curtains and knee), while on the active safety front, radar brake support and adaptive cruise control with speed limiter also feature. As mentioned above, the updated Vitara should build upon that equipment list. Though not pictured here, minor revisions can also be expected to appear within the Vitara’s cabin.