India’s largest car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki, recently unveiled the all-new Grand Vitara SUV. Based on the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, the Grand Vitara is now the flagship sport utility vehicle in the company’s portfolio. It will compete against the likes of the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos in the lucrative mid-size SUV segment. Here are the top 5 things you need to know about the 2022 Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara.
2022 Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara: Design and Colours
The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is one good-looking SUV. It has a masculine appeal and looks bigger than its other rivals. At the front, it gets a massive chrome embellished grille with Suzuki’s logo in between. The SUV’s grille is flanked by LED DRLs while the headlamps are positioned below. It gets 17-inch machined-cut alloy wheels and connected LED taillamps at the rear.
Maruti Suzuki will offer the Grand Vitara SUV in six mono-tone colours and three dual-tone shades. The mono-tone colours are Chestnut Brown, Nexa Blue, Arctic White, Splendid Silver, Grandeur Grey and Opulent Red while the dual-tone paint schemes include Arctic White with Black, Splendid Silver with Black and Opulent Red with Black.
2022 Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara: Dimensions and Capacity
|Ground Clearance||210 mm|
|Boot Space||260-310 litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||45 litres|
2022 Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara: Engine and Gearbox
Maruti’s latest flagship SUV will be offered with two engine options in India. It will get a 1.5-litre petrol engine with strong hybrid tech, paired with an e-CVT. This is the same powertrain that will do its duty in the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder as well and makes it the most fuel-efficient SUV in India. It produces 91 bhp & 122 Nm while the electric motor develops 79 bhp & 141 Nm.
The combined output of this powertrain is rated at 114 bhp. The other engine will be Maruti’s 1.5-litre mild-hybrid petrol unit that will develop 101 bhp and 136.8 Nm of peak torque. This engine will come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed AT. Moreover, its manual variants will get an optional AWD system as well.
2022 Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara: Interior and Features
In terms of features, the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara gets a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay along with Suzuki’s connected car tech. Some other features include a panoramic sunroof, wireless smartphone charger, digital instrument cluster, ventilated front seats, etc. The SUV gets safety equipment like a 360-degree parking camera, six airbags, ESP, hill hold assist, hill descent control, TPMS, etc.
2022 Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara: Price and Rivals
Pre-bookings for the all-new Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara are already open. One can book this SUV by paying a token amount of Rs 11,000 and it will be retailed via the NEXA dealerships. The company is expected to reveal the prices in September and it’s likely to be priced from Rs 9.50 lakh, ex-showroom. The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara will take on the likes of the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, etc.
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