Maruti Suzuki has just revealed the all-new Grand Vitara, a mid-size SUV that shares underpinnings with the Toyota Hyryder. The Grand Vitara will be produced by Toyota at its Bidadi factory near Bengaluru, and will then be shipped to Maruti Suzuki for sale from NEXA dealerships. The Grand Vitara replaces the S-Cross in Maruti’s line-up, and bookings are already open. The actual launch and price announcement will happen sometime next month. Production will also commence next month. Meanwhile, here’s a bunch of pictures showing the Maruti Grand Vitara in all the 9 colours that it’ll be sold in. We must admit that the car looks quite fetching in dual tone paint schemes.
The Grand Vitara will be the first strong hybrid car from Maruti Suzuki. The strong hybrid consists of a 1.5 liter-4 cylinder petrol engine (91 Bhp-122 Nm) running on the Atkinson’s cycle, paired with an electric motor that makes 78 Bhp-144 Nm. Combined output stands at 114 Bhp, and the Grand Vitara can be run in full-electric mode for about 25 kilometers. A CVT automatic gearbox will drive the front wheels of the strong hybrid. A stunning claimed mileage ffigure of 27.97 Kmpl makes the Grand Vitara more fuel efficient than even diesel engined cars sold in India, all thanks to the strong hybrid.
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The SUV will also be offered with a 1.5 liter K15C mild hybrid petrol engine – the same unit that does duty on multiple Maruti cars such as the newly launched Brezza and XL6 Facelift. This motor – good for 102Bhp-135 Nm – features twin injectors per cylinder and uses the electric motor for assistance during acceleration. 5 speed manual and 6 speed torque converter automatic gearboxes are offered on the front wheel drive variants while the optional AllGrip all wheel drive system can only be hand with a 5 speed manual gearbox.
Arctic White + Midnight Black
A flagship Maruti, the Grand Vitara is feature-rich. A panoramic sunroof that’s said to be largest in class, AllGrip all wheel drive system, full LED headlamps, multiple drive modes, pure electric mode, 6 airbags, a head-up display, ventilated seats, connected car technology and disc brakes on all four wheels are a few of the prominent features on the new mid-size SUV.
Leaked price figures suggest a very competitive price tag for the Grand Vitara, which could start from Rs. 9.6 lakh for the base trim. The top-end strong hybrid trims are likely to be pricey though, with on-road prices touching the Rs. 20 lakh mark in most Indian cities. Enjoy the rest of the pictures. Over to the launch now.
Opulent Red + Midnight Black
Splendid Silver + Midnight Black
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