Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara launch date, variants revealed, features listed

The Grand Vitara will go on sale after the Toyota Hyryder; will come in six trims and four powertrain options.

Maruti Suzuki has confirmed that the all-new Grand Vitara will go on sale in September 2022, following the price announcement of its sibling, the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder SUV. Bookings for the Grand Vitara SUV were opened on July 11 for a token amount of Rs 11,000, and it will be sold through Maruti’s premium Nexa dealerships.

  • Grand Vitara will be offered in six trims 
  • Only top two trims get the strong-hybrid powertrain
  • Will be sold through Nexa outlets

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara: 6 trims, 11 variants

Ahead of the launch, Maruti has also revealed the Grand Vitara’s variant line-up and features list. Keeping in line with Maruti’s Nexa models, the Grand Vitara uses a familiar nomenclature for its six trims: Sigma, Delta, Zeta, Alpha, Zeta+ and Alpha+.

The 103hp, 1.5-litre petrol mild-hybrid engine is available on the Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha trims of the Grand Vitara. A 5-speed manual gearbox is standard on all four trims while the 6-speed automatic gearbox is offered from the Delta trim onwards. Maruti’s AllGrip Select AWD system – only available with the manual gearbox – is offered on the Zeta and Alpha trims.

Meanwhile, the higher-spec 114hp, 1.5-litre petrol strong-hybrid engine is available on the top-spec Zeta+ and Alpha+ trims. This powertrain solely comes mated to an e-CVT gearbox on both the trims.

Let’s look at the lengthy equipment list available on the new Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara.

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Sigma

Powertrain – 1.5 petrol mild-hybrid MT

  • Halogen projector headlamps with LED DRLs
  • Rear spoiler
  • 17-inch steel wheels with wheel-cover
  • Front and rear silver skid plates
  • Dual-tone black-brown interior
  • 4.2-inch TFT display in instrument cluster
  • Tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel
  • Electrically adjustable wing mirrors
  • Steering mounted controls
  • Keyless entry and go
  • Auto air conditioning
  • Rear AC vents
  • Rear centre armrest
  • 60:40 split and reclining rear seats
  • Dual airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Rear parking sensors
  • ESP with hill hold
  • 3-point seatbelts for all seats
  • ISOFIX mounts

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Delta

Powertrain – 1.5 petrol mild-hybrid MT/AT

In addition to Sigma

  • 7.0-inch SmartPlay Pro infotainment screen
  • Suzuki connected car features
  • Cruise control
  • Rear fast charging USB ports
  • Paddle shifters (AT only)
  • Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
  • Alexa and Google assistance
  • 4-speaker sound system
  • Reverse parking camera

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Zeta

Powertrain – 1.5 petrol mild-hybrid MT/AT, AWD (MT only)

In addition to Delta

  • Chrome window line garnish
  • Auto LED headlamps with follow-me home function
  • 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels
  • Front wiper intermittent setting
  • Rear windscreen wiper and washer
  • Soft-touch dashboard and door inserts
  • Ambient door lighting
  • Auto folding wing mirrors
  • 9.0-inch SmartPlay Pro+ infotainment screen
  • Arkamys sound system
  • Side and curtain airbags

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Alpha

Powertrain – 1.5 petrol mild-hybrid MT/AT, AWD (MT only)

In addition to Delta

  • Dual-tone exterior colour options
  • Black roof rails
  • Leatherette seats
  • Leatherette steering wheel
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Drive mode selector (AWD variants only)
  • 360-degree camera
  • Hill descent control

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Zeta+

Powertrain – 1.5-litre petrol strong-hybrid e-CVT

In addition to Zeta

  • Dual-tone exterior colour options
  • Silver roof rails
  • Dark Grey front and rear skid plates
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • All-black interior with gold accents
  • Dashboard ambient lighting
  • 7.0-inch fully digital instrument cluster
  • Head-up display
  • Wireless charger

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Alpha+

Powertrain – 1.5-litre petrol strong-hybrid e-CVT

In addition to Zeta+

  • Black leatherette seats
  • Leatherette steering wheel
  • Puddle lamps
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Upgraded sound system
  • 360-degree camera
  • Tyre pressure monitor

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara: rivals

Upon launch, the Maruti Grand Vitara will enter the hotly contested midsize SUV segment, currently dominated by the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. It will also face competition from the likes of Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun, MG Astor, Nissan Kicks and its own sibling, the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder.

Do you think the Maruti Grand Vitara is sufficiently well equipped to take on established rivals? Let us know in the comments below.

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