The Grand Vitara is not only offered with a hybrid powertrain but it is also the company’s second car after the Gypsy to get the option of a 4-wheel drive (4WD) system. This is now the company’s flagship model in India, which is being offered in mild and strong hybrid engines. The Toyota Hirider and Grand Vitara have been developed together and are being manufactured at Toyota’s plant in Karnataka.
The company has made the Grand Vitara available in a total of 11 variants in six trims – Sigma, Delta, Zeta, Alpha, Zeta +, Alpha +. In these, this SUV has been introduced in mild and strong hybrid engine with automatic, manual and CVT gearbox.
The Grand Vitara is also available with a dual-tone color option in the top-end Alpha, Zeta+ and Alpha+ trims, priced at an additional Rs 16,000. The Grand Vitara can also be purchased through Maruti Suzuki’s subscription plan, with monthly subscription charges starting at Rs 27,000.
You can book the new Grand Vitara online or through a dealership by paying a token amount of Rs 11,000. According to the information, the bookings for the Grand Vitara have already crossed 55,000 units and the waiting period for its delivery has increased by five and a half months.
The engine of the Grand Vitara is shared with the Toyota Hyrider. It comes with the K15C mild-hybrid petrol engine that churns out 103 Bhp of power. This engine is mated to a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Like the Toyota Highrider, the all wheel drive (AWD) system is available only with the mild-hybrid manual variant.
Additionally, the Grand Vitara also gets a 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder Atkinson cycle petrol engine sourced from the Hyrider which is mated to an electric motor. This engine produces 79 Bhp of power and 141 Nm of torque. Combined, the hybrid powertrain produces 115 Bhp of power. This engine is mated to an e-CVT gearbox. Maruti claims that the strong hybrid engine will deliver a mileage of 27.97 kmpl.
Talking about the features, the new Grand Vitara has been given many features including 6-speaker Arkemi audio system, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, ventilated front seats, ambient lighting, heads-up display, panoramic sunroof. In terms of safety, Maruti Grand Vitara gets six airbags, hill hold assist, tire pressure monitoring system, vehicle stability control, surround view monitor, reverse parking camera and ABS-EBD.