Maruti Suzuki India Limited announced the name of their upcoming premium SUV today. The upcoming mid-size SUV from Maruti which was known by the codename YFG will officially be known as Grand Vitara. Maruti Suzuki made the announcement recently. It was rumoured that the Maruti will be naming their new SUV Vitara and the manufacturer also hinted the same by dropping Vitara badge from the new Brezza. The Grand Vitara will be officially unveiled globally on 20th July 2022. Maruti Suzuki has also announced that the pre-bookings for the SUV have also started. Customers can pre-book the Grand Vitara at any Nexa dealership with an initial payment of Rs 11,000. One can also do the booking by logging on to www.nexaexperience.com
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara will be offered as a premium product and that is why it is being sold by Nexa dealerships. The Grand Vitara is actually Maruti’s version of Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder. Both the SUVs were jointly developed by Toyota and Maruti Suzuki. Toyota unveiled the Hyryder SUV earlier this month and Maruti would be doing the same on 20th July. In comparison to Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, the Grand Vitara will get some cosmetic changes. It is likely to be the same as Hyryder in terms of dimensions and will also offer similar feature list as well.
The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara will compete with the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq in the segment. This is not the first time, Maruti Suzuki is introducing an SUV with Grand Vitara name in the market. The older Grand Vitara was not a runaway success in the market due to various reasons including the price. The all-new Maruti Grand Vitara is expected to have a different fate. The SUV will be manufactured by Toyota in the manufacturing plant in Karnataka.
We have seen several render images of the Grand Vitara till date and it looks like the SUV is expected to have design which will look different from other Maruti cars available in the market. The SUV is expected to come with a split headlamps set up like the Hyryder. It will get a wider and muscular look at the front and at the rear, the turn indicators and reverse lamp would be integrated to the bumper while the tail lamps would be a sleek looking split LED unit.
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is expected to come with features like 6 airbags, leather upholstery and soft touch panels on dashboard and door pads. Other features like ventilated front seats, panoramic sunroof, Head-Up Display, automatic climate control, multi-function steering wheel, freestanding touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, digital instrument cluster and so on.
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When it comes to engine options, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara will come with two petrol engines. These are the same engine options which we saw with the Toyota Hyryder. There will be a strong hybrid version and a mild hybrid version. The strong hybrid version will come with a TNGA Atkinson Cycle engine (92 Ps & 122 Nm). This engine is paired with an electric motor (79 Ps & 141 Nm ). The engine along with the electric motor generates combined power of 115 Ps. The mild hybrid version of Grand Vitara will be powered by a 1.5 litre K15C petrol engine from Suzuki which generates 103 Ps and 137 Nm of peak torque.