The base Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara ‘Sigma’ variant is offered with a mild hybrid powertrain. It is powered by a 1.5 liter hybrid petrol engine called ‘Smart Hybrid’ which is good for producing 100 hp of peak power and 136.8 Nm of peak torque.
Maruti Suzuki recently unveiled its next flagship SUV called the Grand Vitara. Positioned to rival the Hyundai Creta, the Grand Vitara comes with two powertrain options and a total of 6 variants – Sigma, Delta, Zeta, Alpha, Zeta+ and Alpha+. The powertrains offered are a “Smart Hybrid” and an “Intelligent Electric Hybrid”.
|Model||Engine||Gearbox||Mileage claimed||Main characteristics|
|Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Sigma variant||1.5L, intelligent hybrid, 100 hp/136.8 Nm||5MT only||21.12 kmpl||LED DRL, ESP, Hill Hold assist, rear air vents, steering-mounted audio controls and a 4.2-inch TFT instrument cluster.|
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Sigma – Most affordable SUV
Priced at Rs. 9.5 lakh, ex-showroom, (according to a leaked document), the base variant of the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is the most affordable SUV compared to its rivals. The closest price to the Grand Vitara is its sister product, the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, followed by the Kia Seltos at Rs. 10.19 million. (All prices, excluding showroom).
|Brand and model||Petrol variants|
|Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara*||Rs 9.50 lakh – Rs 18 lakh|
|Hyundai Crete||Rs 10.44 lakh – Rs 18.15 lakh|
|Kia Seltos||Rs 10.19 lakh – Rs 18.15 lakh|
|Volkswagen Taigun||Rs 11.39 lakh – Rs 18.59 lakh|
|Skoda Kushaq||Rs 11.29 lakh – Rs 19.49 lakh|
|Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder*||Rs 9.99 lakh – Rs 18.20 lakh|
The four lower variants of the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, namely Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha, are offered only with the Smart Hybrid option, while the first two models Zeta+ and Alpha+ get the Intelligent Electric Hybrid. Although the overall dimensions remain the same, different variants get different features.
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Sigma – Engine and transmission
The Sigma variant is offered with a mild hybrid powertrain. It is powered by a 1.5 liter hybrid petrol engine called ‘Smart Hybrid’ which is good for producing 100 hp of peak power and 136.8 Nm of peak torque. This variant is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox only. An automatic transmission is offered from the second variant named Delta. The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara automatic variant starts at a price of Rs.12.50 lakh for the Delta automatic.
Maruti Suzuki Large Vitara Sigma – Key Features Compared
The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Sigma variant sits on 17-inch tires and gets a solid wheel cap. It gets two-tone alloy wheels from the Zeta variant and above. It is also equipped with bi-halogen projector headlights, LED daytime running lights, ORVM with turn signal, two-tone interiors, 4.2-inch information display, sliding front armrest , adjustable steering, steering wheel audio controls, keyless entry, reclining rear seats and rear AC vents. .
In terms of safety, it has two front airbags, rear parking sensors, ESP and hill hold assist.
While the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder mirrors the Grand Vitara in terms of functionality, the base variant of the Kia Seltos gets 4 airbags but rolls on smaller 16-inch wheels. Similarly, the base variant of the Hyundai Creta rolls on 16-inch wheels, 2 airbags and ABS with EBD.
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Maruti Suzuki Large Vitara Sigma – Rivals
The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara will take on the Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq and its sibling from Toyota, the Urban Cruiser Hyryder, its rival being the Hyundai Creta.
Maruti Suzuki has reportedly garnered more than 20,000 reservations for the Grand Vitara SU since it opened on July 11. According to the company, more than half of the total reservations received were for the higher versions Zeta and Alpha.
*Pricing for the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara has not been officially revealed. The prices mentioned are from disclosed sources.
**Note: The predicted prices for the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder were used in the story. It will be officially launched in August 2022.