Maruti Suzuki unveiled their flagship vehicle the Maruti Grand Vitara SUV today (20th July). The Maruti Grand Vitara SUV is the company’s introduction to India’s mid-size SUV market. Additionally, it is planned to only be offered through NEXA dealerships in India. Moreover, the company has been taking bookings for the brand-new Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara SUV starting at Rs 11,000. Here is all the information you need to know about the Maruti Grand Vitara-engine options, features, price, and competitors!
The name of this brand-new Maruti vehicle translates to “Great (Grand) and Way of Life” (Vitara). Additionally, this will be the brand’s most expensive vehicle, and Maruti will undoubtedly strive to surpass all other mid-size SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) cars in India with it. However, all that remains to be determined is whether it is overly fantastical or wholly worthwhile.
In addition, the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder SUV platform serves as the foundation for the Maruti Grand Vitara SUV. Although, Maruti has made sure to completely redesign the vehicle with a bold front fascia and various other design elements. Additionally, the Maruti Grand Vitara and the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder SUV will be manufactured in Maruti’s Bidadi plant in Karnataka in coalition. Also, this makes the Grand Vitara SUV Maruti’s first made-in-India SUV!
Exterior of Maruti Grand Vitara
First off, the new contemporary front design resembles the S-cross SUV on the international market! The massive grille now has a new pointed nose with incorporated chrome and black inlays, which looks incredibly exquisite. Additionally, the new square-split tri-LED headlights unquestionably offer the SUV a futuristic appearance! Furthermore, the Grand Vitara has a bold appearance thanks to the badge’s placement on a long chrome bar that runs from headlamp to headlamp. Also, the front of the Grand Vitara has fog lamps installed.
Second, 17″ precisely cut alloy wheels are provided for the Maruti Grand Vitara. The brand-new SUV also receives a panoramic sunroof which is the first on any Maruti vehicle in India so far! The sides of the Maruti Grand Vitara and its Toyota sibling are very similar, although they are very different in terms of appearance. The Vitara’s pillars are blackened for aesthetic purposes. Besides this, the Grand Vitara offers possibilities for dual-tone hues as well!
Then, the Maruti Grand Vitara’s rear is quite sporty and has three LED taillamps on each side. However, this is particularly typical of the Maruti’s NEXA models. Additionally, a red strip with the same badging as the front of the vehicle goes across the tailgate in the rear! Additionally, just like on other Maruti vehicles, the name Grand Vitara is positioned in the center, directly beneath the Maruti badge!
Lastly, the height, width, length, ground clearance and wheelbase of Grand Vitara are 1695mm, 1795mm, 4345mm, 200mm, and 2600mm respectively!
Interior of Maruti Grand Vitara
The Maruti Grand Vitara’s interior, which is mostly black with champagne gold accents, appears to be rather upscale. Additionally, the entire instrument panel is all digital, and the seats are upholstered in piano black faux leather. Moreover, the interior has ambient lighting for driver and passengers aesthetic pleasure! Also, the automobile has a wireless charger, a heads-up display, front ventilated seats and more! Further, the cabin has a 3D set-up dashboard and is finished in piano black!
The SamrtPlay Pro+ infotainment system reportedly has a 9″ touchscreen display and offers dynamic reverse guiding and object recognition utilizing the Grand Vitara’s 360-degree cameras. Other common installations between Toyota and Maruti include power window switches, AC vents, AC controls, a shift stick, a steering wheel, and others.
Engine Options of Maruti Grand Vitara
There are two engine choices for the brand-new Maruti Grand Vitara. One trim is the Intelligent Electric Hybrid trim, which only has an e-CVT option and a 1.5 litre all-hybrid powertrain with 68kW power and 122Nm of torque. Additionally, it can self-charge! Furthermore, Maruti boasts that its 27.97 KMPL fuel economy is the best in class!
The alternative trim, called Smart Hybrid, has the same engine but with 78kW of power and 136.8Nm of torque and also has extra functions like idle start-stop and torque assist! Additionally, this model has a mild hybrid powertrain which offers a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. Nevertheless, Maruti claims this model provides a mileage of 21.11 KMPL!
However, both trims come with 4 different driving modes: EV, power, eco, and normal.
The Suzuki AllGrip AWD technology allows the Grand Vitara to unlock four modes for extreme terrain conditions. The modes are Auto, Snow, Sport, and Lock. Additionally, this is the only AWD car in the fleet of Suzuki! Furthermore, the AllGrip AWD system is operated by the dashboard-mounted push-and-turn dial. Additionally, the AllGrip may distribute the power to all wheels depending on the driver’s mode selection for improved stability and traction!
Features of Maruti Grand Vitara
The new Maruti Grand Vitara has plethora of features installed on it. Features include a heads-up display with turn-by-turn navigation, ventilated front seats, and various driving modes. Plus an electronic panoramic sunroof, a 360-degree camera, a wireless charger, an all-digital instrument panel, ambient lighting, and regenerative braking.
Six airbags, Suzuki’s Total Effective Control Technology (TECT) high tensile steel body and parts, pre-tensioners with force limiters, ISOFIX child seat anchorages, ABS (Anti-Lock braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), ESP (Electronic Stability Program), hill-hold assist, all-wheel disc braking system, tyre pressure monitors, and many more safety features make the new Maruti Grand Vitara quite safe. The Grand Vitara has also passed compliance tests for pedestrian protection, side impacts, and frontal and frontal offset impacts as well!
The Maruti Suzuki has decided the price of base variant to be around 9.50 lakh rupees ex-showroom roughly. Such aggressive pricing by the automaker indicates that its trying to undercut its existing opponents in the mid-size SUV segment in India. On the other hand, the topmost variant is rumored to be priced around 15 to 17 lakh rupees ex-showroom!
Vehicles like Hyundai Creta, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, Jeep Compass, MG Hector, Mahindra Thar, Mahindra Scorpio N, and others, with prices ranging between 10 and 20 lakh rupees; are considered to be the new Maruti Grand Vitara’s expected rivals!