Maruti Grand Vitara SUV Is Priced Under Rs 10 Lakh? If Yes, Then It Will Be Cheaper Than Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos!
Maruti Suzuki has a slew of SUVs planned for the Indian market.
The Brezza is one that was recently launched, Creta rival Grand Vitara and lifestyle off-roader Jimny are also included.
A crossover version of Baleno is also on the cards.
The latest teaser confirms the presence of the ALLGRIP variant, the first time that an ALLGRIP badge will feature in the current Maruti lineup.
This badge is meant for Suzuki cars with AWD capability.
The starting price of the upcoming Maruti Vitara SUV has reportedly been leaked, coming at Rs 9.5 lakhs.
However, this may change since official prices will be announced at the launch event in August.
But if it turns out to be true, this starting price will make it cheaper than Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.
Grand Vitara is expected to get the same engine options as the HyRyder.
It is the same 1.5L K15C dual jet, dual VVT petrol engine which also does duties in Brezza, Ertiga and XL6.
It produces 102 bhp and 136.8 Nm torque.
It gets a 5-speed MT or a new 6-speed torque converter option to choose from.
The other powertrain is sourced from Toyota which gets a high-voltage hybrid architecture without AWD.
This engine is a 1490 cc petrol 3-cylinder engine capable of 91 bhp at 5500 RPM and 122 Nm at 3800-4800 RPM.
It is paired to a synchronous AC motor capable of 79 bhp and 141 Nm.
Combined, this powertrain is capable of 114 bhp and is coupled with an e-CVT transmission.
The Grand Vitara will be unveiled on July 20.
Upon launch it could potentially unseat the current segment leader Hyundai Creta and cause Kia Seltos to lose some market share.
Other rivals include MG Astor, VW Taigun, Skoda Kushaq and Scorpio Classic.