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Maruti Suzuki launches the Grand Vitara at INR 10.45 lakh

Maruti Suzuki has launched its new flagship SUV–the Grand Vitara–at a starting price of INR 10.45 lakh, in India. The fifth-gen Maruti Suzuki, based on the global C-platform, is Suzuki’s first model produced under the Suzuki-Toyota partnership. Like the Hyryder, its sibling model from Toyota, the new SUV comes with one of two petrol-engine options: a Smart Hybrid engine developed by Suzuki and a Toyota-based  Intelligent Electric Hybrid (IEH) engine. 

Design

The Grand Vitara’s silhouette is similar to that of the Hyryder. The SUV’s front fascia gets a wide grille with piano black inserts and a prominent chrome bar with a centrally embedded Suzuki badge. For lights, the SUV gets bi-functional projector LED lights and LED DRLs at the front and on the rear is the company’s signature NEXTre’ taillamps. The vehicle stands on 17-inch alloy wheels.

The SUV’s mild-hybrid models get a dual-tone interior with silver accents, and the strong-hybrid models come with an all-black interior with champagne gold accents. The five-seater SUV gets a fabric- or leather-upholstered seat; among them are ventilated front seats and reclining rear seats with 60:40 split feature.

The dashboard features a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel with mounted control buttons and behind it sits either a 4.2-inch TFT display or a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, depending on the variant. Furthermore, the SUV gets a 9-inch SmartPlay Pro+ infotainment system that is compatible with Android Auto and Apple Carplay.


Engine

The Grand Vitara’s Smart Hybrid model–developed by Suzuki–is powered by a 1.5-litre K-series mild-hybrid engine, which generates a power of 100 hp at 6000 rpm and a torque of 135 Nm at 4000 rpm. The engine comes mated to either a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. Only the top variants of the Smart Hybrid model come with an all-wheel drive system ( AllGrip Select). The AllGrip Select feature offers four modes: Auto, Snow, Sport, and Lock.

The Intelligent Electric Hybrid model is based on Toyota’s 1.5-litre petrol engine, which comes mated to a 59 kW motor. The petrol engine alone can generate a power of 91 hp and a torque of 122 Nm; and the vehicle can generate a combined output of 115 hp. The company claims that the two-wheel drive electric hybrid model provides a mileage of up to 27.97 kmpl.


Specifications

Engine1.5L K-series (with ISG)Intelligent electric hybrid
Fuel typePetrolPetrol
Displacement (cc)14621490
Power (hp)10191 (engine) / 80 (motor)
Torque (Nm)136.8122 (engine) / 141 (motor)
Transmission5 MT / 6 ATe-CVT
Drive system2 WD / AWD2 WD
Mileage (kmpl)19.38 – 21.1127.97
Fuel tank capacity45-litres
Seating capacity5
Wheelbase (mm)2600

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Features

The Grand Vitara comes integrated with the company’s Suzuki Connect technology, which provides remote accessibility (via a smartphone or a smartwatch)  for features such as the lock/unlock, ignition start/stop, AC control, headlight, hazard light and honk, stolen-vehicle tracker, distance to empty/battery health, among others.

The SUV comes with a plethora of convenience features such as a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, keyless entry, push start/stop button, automatic AC with rear AC vents, paddle shifters (for AT only), head-up display, cruise control, rear fast-charging USB ports, and wireless charger, among others.

For safety, the SUV comes with up to six airbags, 360-view camera, reverse parking camera, ESP, vehicle-stability control, hill-hold/descent control, rear parking sensors, ISOFIX child seat restraint system, and TPMS, depending on the variant. 


Grand Vitara price in Nepal

The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara comes in six trims at a starting price of INR 10.45 lakh (for the Sigma with mild-hybrid engine) and it goes up to INR 19.49 lakh (for the Alpha+ with strong-hybrid engine).

Grand Vitara modelsPowertrainPrice in India
SigmaMild-hybridRs 10.45 lakh
DeltaMild-hybridRs 11.90 lakh (MT) / Rs 13.40 lakh (AT)
ZetaMild-hybridRs 11.90 lakh (MT) / Rs 13.40 lakh (AT)
AlphaMild-hybridRs 11.90 lakh (MT) / Rs 13.40 lakh (AT) / Rs 16.89 lakh (MT / AWD)
Zeta+Strong-hybridRs 17.99 lakh (e-CVT)
Alpha+Strong-hybridRs 19.49 lakh (e-CVT)

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