Maruti Suzuki has just launched the Grand Vitara compact SUV, at a starting price of Rs. 10.45 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. The price at which the SUV has been launched nearly the same as what the Hyundai Creta sells at (Rs. 10.44 lakh). The Maruti Grand Vitara, along with its badge-engineered sibling – the Toyota Hyryder Urban Cruiser – is the latest entry in India’s hotly competitive compact SUV segment. The Grand Vitara takes on the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq and Nissan Kicks. The newly launched SUV is also available through Maruti Suzuki Subscribe, with subscription plans starting from Rs. 27,000 per month.
The Maruti Grand Vitara is available in 15 variants spread across four key trims Sigma, Zeta, Delta and Alpha. Here’s the full price list:
The Grand Vitara gets two powertrain options: a mild hybrid and a strong hybrid. The all wheel drive option is reserved for the mild hybrid-manual transmission variants while the rest of the variants are be front wheel driven. 5 speed manual and 6 speed torque converter automatics are the transmissions available with this powertrain. The mild hybrid powertrain consists of a 1.5 liter-4 cylinder K15C petrol engine (102 Bhp-137 Nm) and a SHVS (Suzuki Hybrid Vehicle System) mild hybrid unit that assists the petrol engine during hard acceleration. The mild hybrid also offers brake energy regeneration and an idle-stop system.
The strong hybrid powertrain consists of a 1.5 liter-4 cylinder petrol engine (91 Bhp-122 Nm) and an electric motor that makes 78 Bhp-141 Nm. Combined output stands at 114 Bhp. The strong hybrid powertrain also offer an all-electric mode, in which means the Grand Vitara can be driven on battery power for about 25 kilometers. All variants of the Strong Hybrid Grand Vitara are front wheel driven, and get a CVT automatic gearbox as standard. The diesel-beating 28 Kmpl fuel efficiency is the strong hybrid’s biggest selling points.
Mr. Hisashi Takeuchi, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, had this to say about the Grand Vitara’s launch today,
Designed to rule every road, the Grand Vitara has received an overwhelming response from customers with over 57,000 bookings and it has been widely appreciated by critics as well. The Grand Vitara has appealed to a wide range of customers with multiple offerings. The Grand Vitara Intelligent Electric Hybrid boasts segment-leading fuel-efficiency** and a pure EV driving mode. The AllWheel Drive (AWD) Grand Vitara featuring Suzuki’s legendary ALLGRIP SELECT technology will appeal to hardcore SUV aficionados. The Grand Vitara Progressive Smart Hybrid is available with 5-speed Manual and 6-Speed Automatic transmission options. The Grand Vitara paves the way toward a cleaner, greener, sustainable and carbon-neutral world. To ensure that we can do this, the Grand Vitara has been launched at a very competitive starting price of Rs. 10.45 lakh. We are confident that it will set a new benchmark for SUV enthusiasts in the country and reinforce the ‘Joy of Mobility’ for our customers.