it’s Official now, Maruti Suzuki is relaunching the Grand Vitara brand and has opened bookings for the SUV that will be unveiling on the 20th of July. Bookings for the Grand Vitara can be done at a payment of ₹11,000 across Nexa dealerships or online by logging on to www.nexaexperience.com
The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara goes up against the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun and the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder which happens to be its counterpart from the Japanese car maker.
The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara will be built by Toyota at their Bidadi facility in Karnataka along with the Urban Cruiser Hyryder. It may also be recalled that Maruti Suzuki removed the Vitara name from Brezza when it recently launched its latest version and reserved it for this the upcoming Grand Vitara.
The Grand Vitara will be powered by two powertrains: a 1.5 liter mild hybrid borrowed from the likes of the just-launched Maruti Brezza and the facelifted XL6, and a 1.5 liter strong hybrid (TNGA) borrowed from Toyota. The strong hybrid, with an anticipated mileage upwards of 24-25 Kmpl is Maruti Suzuki’s alternative to a diesel engine.
The mild hybrid petrol motor will make 103 Bhp-135 Nm, and get 5 speed manual and 6 speed automatic gearboxes, the strong hybrid will put out 91 Bhp-122 Nm from the petrol engine and 79 Bhp-141 Nm from the electric motor. The strong hybrid will be offered with a eCVT automatic gearbox.
In terms of features, the all-new Grand Vitara will come with a long list of features on it which includes Dual-tone interiors with a panoramic sunroof and leather wrapped dashboard, automatic climate control, a touchscreen infotainment system, 360-degree camera, panoramic sunroof, wireless charger, head-up display, connected car tech, 6 airbags, tyre pressure monitoring system, ESP, hill-hold assist and hill descent control and lots more.
The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is expected to be priced in the ₹10 Lakh to ₹17 lakh price segment. An all wheel drive option on the strong hybrid variant is also anticipated making this the first all wheel drive SUV manufactured by Maruti Suzuki after the likes of the Gypsy and Grand Vitara both of which have been discontinued for now.
Watch this space for more on the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara.