Both mid-size siblings are based on the same platform and share the underpinnings too.
Toyota and Maruti Suzuki again does collaboration and made a new product that will compete in the mid-size SUV segment. Also, this will be the most expensive product in Maruti’s lineup in India. Firstly, Toyota launched their new SUV “Toyota Hyryder” and just after Maruti Suzuki had launched their SUV “Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara”. Not both the products are built on the same platform, they even share the underpinnings and engine options.
Toyota and Maruti Suzuki both are lacking in the compact SUV segment with above 4-meter length. Toyota has no compact SUVs of its own so we would consider the Fortuner, which costs half a crore, and Maruti Suzuki has S-Cross as its own compact SUV. To cater to the buyers with a budget of 12-18 lakhs, they come into collaboration and built a new hybrid product with two engine options.
Let’s find out what are the differences between Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara vs Toyota Hyryder.
Despite both the cars being built on the Suzuki Global Tech platform and sharing major underpinning, they both look quite different. On one side, the Toyota Hyryder has sharp edges and sleek details, whereas, on the other side, the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara consists of a muscular front design with bold LED DRLs. In the front facia, the radiator grille, logo placement, and the bumpers cutouts make the completely different.
On the sides, there isn’t a major change except for the alloy wheels and the side body cladding. In terms of dual-tone colour options, the roof will be painted in a theme colour along with the A, B, and C pillars.
Inside the SUVs will no longer be different other than some cosmetics, the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is crafted with a dark brown colour shade. Whereas the Toyota Hyryder consists of a light brown colour shade. Apart from this, all will be the same such as – a touchscreen infotainment display, climate control ac, a sunroof, MID, front ventilated seats, a handrest, and steering mounted controls.
Toyota will offer the Hyryder in a total of 7 variants, out of the 4 will be a mild hybrid,s and 3 strong hybrids – E, S, G, and V (Mild Hybrid Trims) and S, G, and V (Strong Hybrid Trims). On the other side, Maruti Suzuki will offer the Grand Vitara in four trims in mild hybrid – Sigma, Delta, Zeta, and Alpha and two in strong hybrid – Zeta Plus and Alpha Plus.
The warranty is only announced for the Toyota Hyryder, which is a standard 3-year/1,00,00 kms. This can be extended to 5 years/2,20,000 km, whereas the strong hybrid versions get a warranty of 8-year/1,60,000 kms.
There will be two 1.5L engines are offered by the brands, one will be with mild hybrid technology and one will be with strong hybrid technology. The power is almost the same, but the Grand Vitara has a slight edge in terms of PS and torque. In Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, the engine produces 103.06 PS of power and 136.8 Nm of peak torque, which is more by 3.06 PS and 1.8 Nm than the Toyota Hyrydre Engine with 101 PS and 135 Nm. No changes in the transmission options and Suzuki All-Grip AWD.