Carblogindia has posted a picture of the all-new Grand Vitara without any camouflage. The design seems to be very similar to the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder but with Maruti Suzuki-specific changes including a tweaked grille design.
A few days ago the base price of the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is Rs 9.5 lakh, which will undercut Hyundai Creta. Maruti Suzuki will reveal the prices of the car and also the complete variant list of the model next week.
The new Grand Vitara’s front-end gets a new crystal acrylic pattern that extends to become the twin-DRLs. The main cluster lamp is located down below the bumper. Even the rear gets sleek LED tail lamps that look very similar to the twin DRLs. The design looks very similar to the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder.
Incidentally, both these cars will be manufactured by Toyota at its Bidadi plant in Karnataka. Both the cars share the same platform and will get the same engine options as well. Toyota recently revealed that the all-new Urban Cruiser Hyryder will offer hybrid engine options and an AWD system as well.
Might offer an AWD system
Just like the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara may offer a strong hybrid option and AWD system as well. It will come powered by the same 1.5-litre petrol K12C DualJet engine that also powers the new XL6 and the new Brezza.
Toyota offers two different hybrid options. The Neo Drive gets a mild-hybrid set-up with an auto start/stop and regeneration system. A stronger hybrid architecture is available too. It is a proper high-capacity hybrid system with a 177.6V lithium-ion battery pack.
The Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder gets a 1.5-litre Atkinson Cycle engine that produces a maximum power of 92 PS and a peak torque of 122 Nm. It gets a 14:1 compression ratio and temperature and pressure control to help achieve a thermal efficiency of 40 per cent. The engine is paired with an electric motor that produces a maximum of 79 PS and 141 Nm. The strong hybrid power plant produces a maximum of 115 PS of combined power.
We can expect exact similar specs with the new Grand Vitara.