Maruti Suzuki has released a trailer showing that the AllGrip all-wheel drive (AWD) system will be offered on the upcoming Grand Vitara mid-size SUV. The Grand Vitara will be sold through Maruti Suzuki’s NEXA dealer chain and pre-orders are already open. The official announcement is expected on July 20, 2022, then the pricing announcement is expected to happen around August 2022. Actual deliveries of the SUV will begin around May. 8. Grand Vitara replaces S-Cross as Maruti’s NEXA line and will be the new flagship model of India’s largest automaker.
The all-wheel drive of the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara will likely be offered with a 1.5-liter mild-hybrid petrol engine that produces 102 hp-137 Nm. The mild-hybrid engine comes standard with a 5-speed manual transmission and will be offered with All-Grip all-wheel drive. The AllGrip all-wheel drive system will provide a variety of modes such as sand, snow and ice for the driver to choose from. AllGrip AWD also offers an automatic mode where the all-wheel drive system intelligently senses the terrain and shifts torque to the wheels accordingly. Front-wheel drive variants of the mild-hybrid engine will have the option of a six-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
Meanwhile, another engine will be offered: a powerful 1.5-litre hybrid petrol paired with an electric motor. This engine will be mated to a CVT automatic transmission with 5-step gearshift, and will drive the front wheels of the new SUV. The powerful hybrid engine will be offered on higher trims of the Grand Vitara, and is seen as Maruti Suzuki’s counterweight to the diesel compact SUV variants offered on the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. .
Maruti Suzuki and Toyota are collaborating in India, and the Grand Vitara is one of many new models from the partnership. In fact, Toyota will build the Grand Vitara at its Bidadi plant off the coast of Bangalore, along with Hyryder. Announced a few weeks ago, the Hyryder is Toyota’s version of the Grand Vitara and Toyota’s SUV with a styling that is distinct from the Maruti-branded SUV. However, the features, powertrain and overall shape of both SUVs will be very similar thanks to the sharing of powerful components.
Speaking of features, the new Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara will be one of the most feature-rich cars sold by the automaker in India. Features like a panoramic sunroof. Ventilated art leather seats, 360-degree camera, art leather seats, 6 airbags, ABS, EBD, traction control, hill-hold assist, ESP, connected car tech, infotainment unit Touch screen and head-up display will be offered on the top trim trim level. Very competitive Rs starting price. 9.6 lakh for the basic mild hybrid variant of the Grand Vitara that can only place the cat among the pigeons.
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