Maruti Suzuki has reveal its new compact SUV, the Grand Vitara in India. The firm’s new flagship SUV for the Indian market, the Grand Vitara is basically the sister mannequin to the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder and is offered with each mild-hybrid and strong-hybrid engine choices. The new SUV additionally marks the return of the Grand Vitara title to the Indian market after nearly a decade. The Grand Vitara title was beforehand additionally utilized by the corporate within the early 2000s and up until the early a part of the final decade for the corporate’s then flagship SUV.
Starting with the seems to be, the brand new Grand Vitara shares the identical fundamental silhouette as its sister mannequin, the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder. There are nevertheless some tweaks to the design. The Grand Vitara will get a revised entrance fascia with a extra outstanding grille with chrome embellishing and the bumper too is exclusive to the Maruti with tweaked housings for the primary headlamps and a much less outstanding decrease air-vent. The LED DRLs too get a three-dot sample like within the new Baleno. At the rear too, the Grand Vitara will get some design variations with essentially the most notable being the tail-lamps. The slim models characteristic lightbar-like extensions together with totally different LED detailing as properly. As on the Urban Cruiser a secondary mild cluster sits decrease on the bumper.
The cabin design too is just like the Hyryder with a free-standing touchscreen taking the centre stage on the dashboard and using comfortable contact supplies including some premium really feel to the cabin. There’s a lot by the use of options as properly with the inclusion of 9.0-inch SmartPlay Pro+ infotainment system with linked automobile tech, wi-fi smartphone connectivity, ventilated entrance seats, head-up show, as much as 6 airbags, ESC, traction management, wi-fi cellphone charging and extra.
Coming to the engines, the Grand Vitara will get the tried and examined 1.5-litre DualJet petrol engine from different Maruti fashions. The unit is paired with a handbook or 6-speed computerized gearbox and likewise will get the choice of all-wheel drive. Also provided is a powerful hybrid set-up with a 1.5-litre petrol engine paired with an on-board battery pack and electrical motor. The system permits for the SUV to be pushed in hybrid in addition to all-electric modes and is paired with a eCVT gearbox.
The new Grand Vitara will go up towards the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, VW Taigun and Skoda Kushaq when it goes on sale later this yr.