Maruti Suzuki India will announce the prices of the new Grand Vitara on September 26. The vehicle will enter the mid-size SUV segment where it will rival the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Astor, Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun, among others.
"The sales of Grand Vitara will begin on September 26 with the start of the auspicious Navaratri period. It is expected that the price will also be announced on the same day," Maruti's senior executive officer for marketing and sales Shashank Srivastava told India Today.
The new Grand Vitara will be the second SUV to be launched by Maruti in a span of three months. It introduced the new Brezza on June 30.
Relatively weaker presence in the SUV segment, particularly the mid-size SUV space, and supply-side constraints hampering Maruti's production capacity have been the major reasons impacting the company's market share in the passenger vehicle (PV) segment.
From 51 per cent in FY 2019-20, Maruti's share in the PV Segment fell to 48 per cent in FY 2020-21 and further to 43 per cent in FY 2021-22.
The new Grand Vitara has been developed as part of the global alliance between Japanese auto majors Toyota Motor Corporation and Suzuki Motor Corporation. Toyota Kirloskar Motor has christened its own version of the mid-size SUV as Urban Cruiser Hyryder.
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Specifications
1.5 strong hybrid
Total system output - 115.56 bhp
Max engine torque - 122 Nm
Transmission - e-CVT
Fuel efficiency - 27.97 kmpl
1.5 mild hybrid
Max power - 103 bhp
Max torque - 136.8 Nm
5-speed MT/6-speed AT
AWD (MT only)
Fuel efficiency - 19.38-21.11 kmpl
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara dimensions
Length - 4,345 mm
Width - 1,795 mm
Height - 1,645 mm
Wheelbase - 2,600 mm