Maruti Suzuki is on a roll. The carmaker recently launched the 2022 Brezza in the Indian market with much fanfare. Now the automaker plans to launch its mid-size Creta rival which will be called the Grand Vitara. Maruti has started accepting bookings for the upcoming SUV for Rs. 11,000 at all Nexa dealerships. The new Grand Vitara will be sold exclusively through Nexa outlets.
Interested customers can book the Grand Vitara by logging onto www.nexaexperience.com. The mid-size SUV will be officially unveiled on 20th July followed by its launch thereafter. As per reports, deliveries are expected to commence in August or September.
The mid-sized SUV segment is dominated by the likes of the Hyundai Creta which stole the show with 13,790 unit sales in June 2022. Maruti Suzuki is looking to strengthen its presence in this segment and take on the likes of the Creta and Kia Seltos with the launch of the Grand Vitara.
The Grand Vitara is poised to make a strong statement with its bold SUV design, sophisticated interiors, ground-breaking powertrains, and segment-leading features, according to the company. It draws on the experience of Suzuki design and engineering and is a product of a legacy of legendary SUV capabilities.
The Grand Vitara will replace the ageing Suzuki Vitara which badly needed a major overhaul considering its long-due generational change. The company plans to export the new SUV to Europe as well as Africa which makes it a truly global product.
The all-new Grand Vitara, which was created in partnership with Toyota, is essentially the cousin of the Urban Cruiser Hyryder and shares practically all of its components. Suzuki’s Global-C platform, which now underpins the Brezza, Ciaz, S-Cross, and the upcoming S-Cross, is used to build both SUVs.
The 2022 grand Vitara will be available with two engine options – a 1.5-liter K15C petrol engine with mild hybrid technology and Toyota’s 1.5-litre TNGA engine with Toyota Hybrid System (THS) and e-drive transmission.
Toyota`s TNGA engine pumps out 91 HP and 122 Nm while the electric motor churns out 79 HP and 141 Nm. The combined out of the engine and electric motor is 114 HP. It also gets a pure EV mode where the SUV can be run on electric power alone.
The K-series engine belts out 101 HP of power and 135 Nm of peak torque similar to the Ertiga and Brezza. This engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic. Also on offer will be Suzuki’s All Grip all-wheel-drive system as an option.
The driver has a variety of driving modes to choose from with All Grip. The driver can enjoy several driving styles depending on the road surfaces or conditions thanks to the electronically controlled 4-wheel-drive system with a selectable driving mode.
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