The North American Suzuki Grand Vitara will get some of the updates announced for its Japanese cousin: the Escudo.
Yesterday the company said that the Japanese utility vehicle would get a new front fascia and wheels while axing the rear spare tire carrier. Suzuki confirmed that some of those changes will make it into the 2013 Grand Vitara as well.
An official announcement about which of those updates will make it to our part of the world is expected later this month. Pictured above is the Japanese version, so it isn’t quite what we’ll see, but some of the styling will probably carry over. One piece that won’t, though, is the extra side mirror.