Maruti’s New Mid-Size SUV Will Launch On This Date; Price Can Be Under Rs 13 Lakh?

Maruti's New Mid-Size SUV Will Launch On This Date; Price Can Be Under Rs 13 Lakh?
Maruti’s New Mid-Size SUV Will Launch On This Date; Price Can Be Under Rs 13 Lakh?

Maruti Suzuki is expected to unveil its latest product after the new Brezza compact SUV launched last month.

Quick details

It will unveil an all-new mid-size SUV in the country on 20 July.

It’s likely to be named simply ‘Vitara’ and will come with mild and strong-hybrid powertrain options.

The Vitara will be positioned above the new Brezza which it will also be bigger and longer than.

It is expected to cost between Rs 11-18 lakh.

Development

Internally codenamed ‘YFG’, the SUV is co-developed by Toyota and Maruti Suzuki.

Production will begin next month at Toyota’s plant in Karnataka.

The SUV will come with a unique exterior styling and new exterior shades.

Interior, features

Features it will come equipped with include: 

  • Digital instrument cluster
  • Electric sunroof
  • 360-degree camera
  • Heads-up display
  • Front ventilated seats
  • Nine-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity
  • Wireless charger
  • Suzuki Connect telematics
  • Leatherette upholstery

Powertrain 

The mild-hybrid version will be a 1.5-litre K-Series petrol engine that will be offered with a five-speed manual and a six-speed automatic transmission.

It produces 101bhp and 135Nm of peak torque.

This will also be available with an all-wheel-drive setup.

The second option is the strong-hybrid powertrain which will be a Toyota-sourced 1.5-litre petrol engine paired to an electric motor. 

It churns out 113.4bhp and 135Nm of peak torque.

This will likely be a front-wheel-drive powertrain with power being distributed by an e-CVT unit.

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