The new Maruti Grand Vitara hybrid SUV will soon be launched in India

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New Delhi: New media test drives of the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara have begun ahead of its launch this month and we will soon bring you our detailed test drive review of the 2022 Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara. The SUV is the first mid-size hybrid from the company and is based on the 2022 Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder.

Both the SUVs promise India’s best mileage for any petrol vehicle and will challenge the status quo in the mid-size segment dominated by Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.
The Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder was recently launched in the country, though pricing has been partially revealed, only for the powerful hybrid variants.

This price announcement combined with previous reports of Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara price leaks gives us an insight into Maruti’s plans for the Grand Vitara.

New Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara: Expected Price

Given the Hyryder’s pricing and given the history of the Maruti Suzuki-Toyota partnership, we now know that India’s largest carmaker will keep the new powerful hybrid variants of the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara at more competitive than the 2022 Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder.

This lends credence to previously leaked prices for the mid-size SUV. According to the leaked prices, the SUV will be priced at a starting price of just Rs 9.5 lakh, ex-showroom.

By contrast, the Hyundai Creta starts at Rs 10.44 lakh, ex-showroom. The Grand Vitara will be sold in a total of 7 trim levels: Sigma, Delta, Zeta, Alpha, Alpha AWD, Zeta Plus and Alpha Plus.

New Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara: Powertrain

The powerful hybrid powertrain consists of a 1.5-litre Atkinson cycle powerplant that combines with an electric motor and battery to deliver a combined power and torque of 114PS and 122Nm.

The drivetrain here is an e-CVT. Moving on to the mild-hybrid variants, they use a 1.5L NA petrol engine with 48V mild-hybrid technology that produces a rated power of 101 PS and 136 Nm of peak torque.

Transmission options will include a 5-speed MT and a 6-speed AT. This engine will also be available in an AWD configuration with a manual transmission only. AWD versions will also include several drive modes: Sport, Snow, Auto and Lock.

New Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara: Features

In terms of features, the Grand Vitara is loaded to the gills. It features a panoramic sunroof, head-up display, ventilated front seats, 360-degree parking camera and more.

Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder 2022: Price

The base Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder Hybrid trim is priced at Rs 15.11 lakh, ex-showroom.

Next on the list: The mid-range ‘G’ trim will retail for Rs 17.49 lakh, ex-showroom. The top hybrid variant is priced at 18.99 million CZK.

The company also confirmed that the top trim with the AWD configuration and the 1.5-litre mild hybrid variant of Maruti Suzuki will be priced at Rs 17.09 lakh, ex-showroom.

The brand has yet to announce pricing for the remaining trims, which should be released soon.



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