New Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara to be unveiled in India today: Watch it LIVE here [Video]
New Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara hybrid mid-size SUV is scheduled to be unveiled in the Indian market today (July 20) and you can watch it live here.
- Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is company's first mid-size Hybrid SUV
- Launch is expected by festive season this year
- Will get a 1.5L strong-hybrid powertrain with AWD layout
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is all set to enter the Indian car market, as the country's largest carmaker will unveil its first hybrid mid-SUV in India today (July 20). The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is based on the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder which was unveiled in India recently and will be built at the Japanese carmaker's Karnataka facility under the agreement between the two automakers. Until now, the Indian automaker has managed to maintain the suspense for the upcoming model while gaining the attention of SUV enthusiasts, revealing few details like tail light design, hybrid powertrain and a sunroof. Meanwhile, the company opened the bookings for the new SUV for Rs 11,000.
Watch Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara LIVE unveil here:
The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is based on the Toyota Urban Cruiser hybrid SUV, but will maintain its unique identity with a few additional features. The new SUV will have a newly designed front end with a vertically-split headlamp which continues to the rear end having a similar difference. Moreover, the midsize SUV leads Maruti Suzuki's exploration of a new customer base.
Like all the recently launched Maruti Suzuki cars, the Grand Vitara will be loaded with features complemented by plush interiors. The statement is best justified with features like a heads-up display, a big panoramic sunroof which is a first in the segment, a 360-degree parking camera, a 9-inch infotainment touchscreen, and six airbags with multiple other features.
Among the many firsts, the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is also the first SUV from the Indian automaker to be blessed with a hybrid powertrain. The car is expected to get an Atkinson cycle motor having a 1.5-litre displacement capacity. It is expected to be tuned to produce 115 PS of power combined with an electric motor. In addition, the lower trims are expected to have a 1.5-litre NA engine with different tuning. Furthermore, the SUV will get an all-wheel-drive system making it better than a few of its rivals.
Based on the rumours and information leaked earlier, the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara will be priced around Rs 9.50 lakh, and the top variant, the SUV, will be priced around Rs 16 lakh, undercutting the competition by a good margin. The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara will likely compete in the Indian market against vehicles like the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Hector, Mahindra XUV700, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, Jeep Compass, and others.