In the final week of this month, Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) will officially launch the Grand Vitara midsize SUV in the domestic market. The Global C platform, for example, is shared by the five-seater and the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder. The top four grades of the Hyryder are already priced, and the remaining prices will be revealed in early October.
The Grand Vitara is expected to be priced between Rs. 9.35 lakh for the base model and Rs. 19 lakh for the top-spec trim (ex-showroom). In the highly competitive segment, the SUV will compete against the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Astor, VW Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, and others, and reservations began on 11th of july 2022.
The five-seater has already received over 53,000 reservations. The Grand Vitara has a waiting period of up to five and a half months depending on the variant. As previously reported, strong hybrid trims are in high demand for the SUV, accounting for 43% of total bookings, while the 4WD configuration has seen fewer takers so far, but the brand anticipates an increase in demand for it as well.
The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is powered by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder K15C petrol engine with mild-hybrid technology, which generates around 103.6 PS at 6,000 rpm and 136.8 Nm at 4,400 rpm. It is paired with a five-speed manual transmission as standard and a six-speed torque converter automatic unit is offered as an option.