The country’s largest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki, recently announced that their company will be launching its most expensive model yet in the coming months. Now, we all know that this model will be the highly anticipated premium MPV based on the Toyota Innova Hycross. Until recently, it was believed that this new MPV would be named the Maruti Suzuki Engage, but a new report from Autocar India has revealed that the company will be naming this upcoming MPV the “Invicto.” Just a few days ago, spy shots of this MPV testing in the wild without any camouflage also surfaced on the internet, and based on those images, a realistic render has been created.
The render gives us a glimpse into what the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Invicto/Engage may look like in the future. First, in terms of exterior design, we already knew that this premium MPV would be based on the Toyota Innova Hycross, but with this render, we can see that it will boast a differently styled front fascia. The main difference between the new Maruti Suzuki MPV and the Innova Hycross will be its grille. The Maruti MPV will have two chrome strips connected to the all-LED headlamps, housing the Suzuki moniker in the center. A few minor differences to the front bumper will be added to further enhance the distinction between the two MPVs.
Most likely, the MPVs will have the same styling on the side profiles, but it is believed that Maruti Suzuki could offer its MPV with a set of new alloy wheels. Additionally, at the rear, the Maruti Suzuki MPV will boast some badging differences. As of yet, no information or spy pics of the interior have been revealed, but we believe they will likely be identical to those in the Innova Hycross. The Maruti MPV will likely offer features such as ventilated front seats, a wireless charger, a panoramic sunroof, a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a full-TFT instrument console, just like the Toyota Innova Hycross.
In terms of powertrain options, this forthcoming model will most certainly retain the same options as the Innova Hycross. Toyota currently offers the Innova Hycross as a petrol-only variant with two engine choices: a 2.0-liter four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 2.0-liter petrol-hybrid engine. While the 2.0-liter petrol-hybrid powertrain claims a combined maximum power output of 184 bhp and a stellar fuel efficiency of 23.24 kmpl, the naturally aspirated petrol engine claims a combined maximum power output of 173 bhp and 209 Nm of torque.
As mentioned above, RC Bhargava, Chairman of Maruti Suzuki, recently confirmed the development of this MPV. He stated, “We will be sourcing a vehicle from Toyota, which is a 3-row strong hybrid and top-of-the-line vehicle in terms of price. The volumes will not be very high, but it will be a path breaker.”