Maruti Suzuki is all set to launch their new and the most expensive product in their lineup, the Grand Vitara. It will be a new car for the brand in collaboration with Toyota Kirloskar Motors and compete in the compact SUV segment. The Maruti Suzuki Vitara will be a rebadged version of the Toyota Hyryder, unveiled earlier by Toyota. Finally, it will debut today, and the booking amount will be Rs 11,000, and the sale will start in August this year.
So before the launch, we will quickly tell our audience 4 highlighted points about the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara that make it worth the bucks.
1. Platform and Powertrain
The new Vitara is developed on the Global C-Platform that offers great sturdiness and agility in the vehicle. The same platform we got to see in the S-cross, Brezza, and the global version of Vitara, some changes are made by Suzuki to enlarge the wheelbase in this model. As we saw in the Breeza, the GNCAP rating was 4-start, similar we get to see in Vitara also. The production will begin in the Toyota Bidadi-based manufacturing plant in Karnataka.
2. Maruti’s Availability and Nexa Experience
Maruti Suzuki is one of the leading brands in India in terms of the availability of service networks. This makes it a great choice for the buyers and with their affordable service rates, peoples prefer to buy a Maruti Suzuki car.
On the other side, the Vitara will be on sale from Maruti’s Nexa showroom, which gives the customer a premium and special feel. Also, the Nexa cars can be serviced in both Normal and in the NEXA service centers.
3. Engine and Transmission Options
The engine line in the Vitara will be shared by the Toyota Hyryder, with a 1.5L, K15C, Dual-Jet, Dual VVT petrol with a mild hybrid setup and a Toyota sourced 1.5L, 3-Cylinder petrol, strong hybrid motor. The transmission options will be a 5-speed manual one a CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission).
The power figures from the K15C motor is 101 bhp of max power and 136 Nm of peak torque. With the launch of Maruti Suzuki Vitara and Toyota Hyryder, an AWD version called an all-wheel-drive unit. However, this will only be available in the manual transmission trims and the All-Grip system does offer four driver modes – Auto, Snow, Sand, and Lock.
On the other side, the Toyota’s engine churns out 91 bhp of max power and 120 Nm of peak torque. The strong hybrid combination with the motor adds 79 bhp of power and 141 Nm of torque and combined the engine produces 170 bhp of power and 262 Nm of peak torque.
The new Vitara is a good feature-rich car and some of the features are first-time in the Maruti Suzuki lineup. The list is mentioned below, have a look;
- Automatic Climate Control
- Push Start/Stop Button
- Keyless Go
- Panoramic Sunroof
- 9-inch Touchscreen Infotainment Display
- Ventilated Seats
- Digital Instrument Console
- Rear AC Vents
- HUD (Heads-Up-Display)
- 360-Degree Camera
- Tilt-Telescopic Steering Adjustments
- Paddle Shifter with AT Transmission
- PM 2.5 Air Filter
- Ambient Lighting
So, these are some key points of Maruti Suzuki Vitara and its launching today, all the details related prices and details will be provided soon.