The Maruti Suzuki Vitara will available in mild hybrid and strong hybrid trims with an AWD powertrain option.
Maruti Suzuki is undergoing working on a new mid-size SUV for the Indian and global markets. The product name is Maruti Suzuki Vitara, the trims of SUVs are revealed and it would launch in a total of two trim options. The bookings of the SUV started with a token amount of Rs 11,000.
In terms of the elements and parts, that too will be shared with the Hyryder but we are expecting the design should be unique to it. As the Indian customers are bored of having the rebadged version of cars, they want something fresh and new.
The dimensions and quality of the car will be on par with the Hyryder but Toyota could play with the interior theme and the placement of the dashboard layout. In some of the spy shots, it’s confirmed that the Maruti Suzuki Vitara will be styled like the Suzuki ACross SUV. However, the reality is about to know till 20th July.
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara will be built alongside the Toyota Hyryder and will be a sibling model to it, that is launched recently in the market. The underpinnings would be similar and the engines are too taken from the Hyryder. There will be two options will be there – one is the 1.5L Petrol with a Mild Hybrid motor setup and the second is the same 1.5L Petrol motor but with a Strong Hybrid setup. There will be an AWD powertrain option too to choose from.
The 1,5L engine with strong and mild hybrid motor churns 91 bhp and 122 Nm Torque and 79 bhp and 141 Nm Torque respectively. While the self-charging motor generated 114 bhp of power with an e-drive mode in the engine (which runs the car on a hybrid motor only).
Whereas, the 1.5L, Kappa series engine produces 101 bhp of maximum power and 135 Nm of peak torque. The engine is offered paired to either a 5-Speed manual transmission or 6-speed automatic transmission. At a later stage, an AWD powertrain will also be offered in this.
The global debut will be made on the 20th of July but it is assumed that the production of this Maruti Suzuki Vitara will be done through Maruti’s Karnataka plant. The mass production will be exported globally in the initial stage and later It’ll be available in India too. Both the Vitara and Hryder SUV use the Global-C platform that is already proven and used in popular models such as Breeza, S-cross, and the outgoing Vitara SUV, sold overseas.
The more clear details will be unveiled by Maruti on the global debut on 20th July.