Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara bookings in India have crossed 50,000 units and deliveries will start in early October
Maruti Suzuki India Limited will launch its much-awaited SUV Grand Vitara in India towards the end of September 2022. The deliveries of this five seater midsize SUV are expected to start in the month of October. It will be dispatched to the dealership soon. At the same time, its sibling Toyota Urban Cruiser Highrider has now been introduced in India. The midsize SUV will be offered in a total of six trim levels and ten variants, which include Sigma, Delta, Zeta, Alpha, Zeta Plus and Alpha Plus.
It is expected that the starting price of Grand Vitara will be around Rs 9.35 lakh, which can go up to Rs 19.50 lakh (ex-showroom) in the top variant. Bookings for the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara are already underway with an initial token amount of Rs 50,000. The country’s largest carmaker has received over 50,000 bookings for the same and nearly 45 per cent of the total bookings are for the stronger hybrid variant.
Features on the Grand Vitara include 9-inch touchscreen SmartPlay Pro+ infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, all-digital instrument console, cruise control, rear AC vents, USB charging port, drive mode switch in AWD trim, sliding front Armrests, rear armrests, tilt and telescopic steering wheel with mounted controls, panoramic sunroof, heads-up display, wireless charging facility, 360-degree camera system, ventilated front seats, engine start/stop button, leather seat etc.
On the other hand, safety features include 6 airbags, vehicle stability control, ABS with EBD, disc brakes on all wheels, hill descent control in AWD, three-point rear seatbelt, tire pressure monitoring system etc. Powering the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara gets two engines, with the 1.5-litre four-cylinder K15C mild-hybrid petrol engine developing 103 PS of power and 136 Nm of torque. This powertrain is mated to a 5-speed manual and 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The all-wheel drive configuration will be offered only in the top-spec manual trim of the mild hybrid mill.
The mild hybrid powertrain with manual gearbox will be available in four trims (Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha), while the six-speed automatic will be sold in the Delta trim and the AWD variant only in the Alpha variant. Explain that the 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine working in tandem with the electric motor and the battery pack coming with the Strong Hybrid system has been taken from Toyota.
This engine develops a maximum power of 115 PS and is mated to an e-CVT transmission only. It will be sold only in the top-spec Zeta Plus and Alpha Plus trims. In India, the Grand Vitara will compete with the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Aster, Skoda Kushak, Nissan Kicks and Volkswagen Taigun in the midsize SUV segment. It has been equipped with many new premium features and modern features.