Maruti’s New Mid-Size SUV Will Replace S-Cross! This SUV Is Based On Toyota Hyryder (Check Full Details)

Maruti's New Mid-Size SUV Will Replace S-Cross! This SUV Is Based On Toyota Hyryder (Check Full Details)
Maruti’s New Mid-Size SUV Will Replace S-Cross! This SUV Is Based On Toyota Hyryder (Check Full Details)

Maruti Suzuki will unveil a brand new, mid-size SUV on the 20th of July.

It will be the carmaker’s flagship offering, both in terms of pricing and positioning.

It will likely be christened the Vitara – a nameplate that Suzuki uses for its mid-size SUVs sold internationally.

It will replace the S-Cross in the Indian market.

Companion to the Hyryder

The new SUV will share a lot of parts with the just-unveiled Toyota Hyryder, seeing as they’re badge engineered twins

There are only some stylistic differences and a few variations in terms of features and possibly price-positioning.

It will share its production line with the Hyryder at Toyota’s Bidadi factory off Bangalore.

Interior features

  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Leather seats with ventilation
  • 6 airbags
  • ABS
  • ESP
  • Hill hold
  • Hill descent control
  • Connected car features
  • Touchscreen infotainment
  • Climate control
  • Automatic wipers and headlamps
  • Cruise control
  • Rear AC vents
  • Ambient lighting
  • Head-up display
  • Arkamys sound system
  • 360 degree camera 
  • Driving modes

Powertrain- Entry level trims

Given that the new Maruti offering will share a lot of parts with the Toyota Hyryder, one can make an educated guess about what’s under the hood.

Entry level variants are expected to run on a 1.5 liter-4 cylinder K15C petrol engine with a mild hybrid unit in tow.

This motor will make about 102 Bhp-137 Nm, and will be paired to either a 5 speed manual or a 6 speed torque converter automatic gearbox.

Powertrain- Higher trims

The higher trims will get the 1.5 liter TNGA strong hybrid engine.

The petrol engine puts out  91 Bhp and 122 Nm.

The electric motor produces 78 Bhp and 141 Nm.

This powertrain will be paired to a CVT automatic gearbox with 5 stepped shifts.

Notably, strong hybrid variants will offer an all wheel drive system  – a best-in-class feature.

Price, booking, competition

Coming to pricing, the new SUV is expected to be on the same level as the Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV700 and the upcoming Mahindra Scorpio.

Top-end trims could touch the Rs. 20 lakh price mark.

Bookings are likely to open on July 20th itself.

But actual deliveries and a price announcement could take until September or October.

It will take on the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, MG Astor, Volkswagen Taigun and the Nissan Kicks.

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