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What you get when you combine the best of Maruti Suzuki and Toyota in a single well-specified package. This is an SUV with several USPs.

Two heads are better than one. Two heads offer more combined brain power, two heads can solve problems better and pool resources, put more hands on the job, and the benefits of sharing only multiply. This is something the car industry has been doing a lot lately, like Hyundai and Kia, Skoda and Volkswagen, Renault and Nissan, and now Maruti Suzuki and Toyota.

But this isn’t any old synergy. No sir. Nothing less than the coming together of titans, this association involves the biggest carmaker in India and one of the largest, most successful nameplates globally. And this is their first real collaborative engineering venture.

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The Grand Vitara has a ground clearance of 210mm.

From Toyota comes its exceptional part-electric, strong-hybrid system. Something Toyota will eventually make fully in India, the system offers a massive jump in fuel efficiency to an official 27.97kpl under test conditions. From Maruti Suzuki comes the relatively affordable Global C platform in the shape of the Grand Vitara, complete with an optional four-wheel-drive system. Production takes place at Toyota’s plant outside Bengaluru, so expect very high standards for assembly; and most of the suppliers are from Maruti, which will help keep costs down. Pooling resources, yeah, that works.

Maruti Suzuki and Toyota will also field differently styled and equipped versions of the SUV. Question is, just how well does the Grand Vitara stack up against rivals like the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq and the MG Astor? And how high up should you put it on your shortlist?

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara: design

The design of the Grand Vitara ticks all the right boxes. It has both front and rear overhangs fleshed out to give it more of an SUV stance, and the bonnet is flat, especially when viewed in profile. Up front, the block-like nose is full of interesting details – the high-mounted LEDs look cool, and there’s plenty of chrome on the nose. The two-part grille is both interesting and quite different: it blends a hexagonal lower section with a thick bar of chrome. Uniquely, the strong hybrid version gets a champagne-coloured grille; note how the colour contrasts with the Suzuki logo.

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The split design for the grille and high-mounted headlamps give it great road presence.

Along the side, the strong shoulder line gives the design plenty of form. The wheel arches have been squared for a more SUV-like feel, making the 17-inch wheels look a bit small, and the sloping roofline prevents the rear from looking too utilitarian. What draws the most attention, however, are the linked rear tail-lights and rightly so.

Built on Suzuki’s Global C platform, shared with the S Cross, Brezza and the Vitara in other markets, the Grand Vitara, however, is the longest SUV of the lot at 4,345mm. While it shares its long 2,600mm wheelbase with the S Cross, the doors, pillars and glasshouse in general seem to have been sourced from the updated Vitara. What’s nice is that the Grand Vitara carries over the robust build of its sister cars. And this should hold it in good stead when it comes to crash test ratings.

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara: powertrains

There are two engines. Suzuki’s 103hp, 1.5 Dualjet engine that comes with a mild hybrid system is the base engine on offer and comes with a 5-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed automatic. Some versions can also be bought with four-wheel drive. What makes the ‘All Grip’ system particularly effective is that it comes with a ‘lock’ function that fixes the power split 50:50 front/rear. Four-wheel drive versions also get hill descent control for greater stability and control.

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The 1.5-litre mild hybrid powertrain feels smooth and silent.

The other powertrain on offer is Toyota’s famous strong hybrid system. Similar in basic functionality to the one that powers the Camry and Prius, the system helps deliver a record breaking fuel economy; something Indian car buyers will just love. At its heart is a three-cylinder, 1.5-litre petrol that uses direct as well as indirect injection and runs a more efficient Atkinson Cycle. Maximum output for the total system (engine and electric motors) is 116hp.

This new system, however, differs from those that preceded it. The new AC synchronous electric motor here focuses more on power rather than torque. This is why it spins much faster and helps improve power delivery at higher rpm, allowing the car to operate in EV mode up to 120km/h. The petrol engine compensates for the reduced torque delivery when hard acceleration is demanded.

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The strong hybrid powertrain is similar to the ones used in the Camry and Prius.

Electrical energy is stored in the battery that’s placed in the boot. Other Toyota vehicles that use the same hybrid system have it placed under the rear seat, where it doesn’t take up much space. But here, engineers seem to have encountered packaging problems. Boot space, as a result, on the strong hybrid is only 255 litres, and that’s even after placing the spare wheel under the floor.

This fourth-gen hybrid system is also different in another way. Unlike Toyota’s other hybrid systems that use a NiMH battery, this new one uses a 0.76kWh lithium-ion battery, which is lighter and can push out more instantaneous power. Like many strong hybrids, this car also has no dedicated reverse gear; you only run the e-motor in reverse to go back.

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara: space, comfort and features

The Grand Vitara creates a strong first impression on the inside too. The dashboard has an attractive layered design, the central console is flanked by chunky metal brackets and Maruti has also used chrome, leather and double stitching to good effect here. The padded dash, partly finished in leather, looks particularly upmarket. In addition, the massive panoramic sunroof floods the cabin with light and what’s neat is both the glass panes of the sunroof slide back. The cloth shroud or sunshade, however, is quite thin and transparent and that potentially could let in a lot of heat.

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The 9-inch touchscreen is easy to read.

As you look around the cabin you also see plenty of familiar parts. The chunky AC controls and vents work extremely well, and the 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system is placed in a manner that makes it easy to read. The strong hybrid version of the Grand Vitara also gets a screen-based instrument panel with several modes and display options. While quality levels on some less important bits on the top of the dash and on the lower half are pretty ordinary, the dash and cabin in general deliver a robust, solid feel; and that’s exactly what you want from your SUV.

What also makes the cabin work well is that seat comfort is very good. The front seats are well suited to tall drivers – they are wide, well bolstered, offer good support and some variants get cooled seats as well. There’s also a fair amount of legroom in the rear of the cabin. It isn’t as wide as a Creta and headroom is tight if you are above six feet tall, but you are sat at a good height, the seat is generous and the adjustable backrest allows you to recline one step as well.

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The seat comfort in Grand Vitara's cabin feels very good.

When it comes to features, the Grand Vitara is extremely well equipped, with powered seats being the only additional useful feature offered by rivals. Higher variants of the SUV get features like a 360-degree camera, wireless charging, heads-up display, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and connected car tech with remote aircon start. You also get vents in the rear and one USB A and C socket, and rear seats that split 60:40; particularly important for the strong hybrid with the small boot.

In terms of safety features, the Grand Vitara gets rear disc brakes, electronic stability control, hill hold assist, 3-point seat belts for all seats, and ISOFIX child seat mounts. Dual airbags are standard while higher-spec versions add side and curtain airbags.

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara: engine, gearbox and performance

The Grand Vitara, powered by Suzuki’s 1.5 Dualjet, puts out 103hp – a fair amount. It is down on torque, however, when compared to rivals, and what torque there is, a maximum of 137Nm, only comes in fully at 4,400rpm. What skews performance even further is that it is clearly tuned for fuel efficiency.

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Square wheel arches add to the SUV appeal but make the wheels look a bit small.

Initial responses are actually quite good and as you take off, the engine feels smooth and silent. It is jerk free to drive at low speed and the steady progression means you can enjoy a relaxing drive. But try and up the pace, and the engine is slow to respond and feels laid back. What’s worse is that there is no real sense of urgency even when you press down harder. Past 3,500rpm, the 1.5 Dualjet-powered Grand Vitara does accelerate with more energy, but there’s no real surge in performance and that punch you expect from a turbo engine is missing. To top it off there are no drive modes; the option of a sportier tune would have helped.

While the six-speed automatic is smooth and shifts smartly, especially when you use the paddles, the automatic soaks up even more power, and so the Smart Hybrid version of the Grand Vitara works best with the manual. As ever with Maruti, the 5-speed manual is light, accurate and very pleasant to use, and the clutch is well judged too.

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The 5-speed manual is only available with the mild-hybrid powertrain.

The Intelligent Electric Hybrid, as Maruti calls its Toyota hybrid equipped system, is clearly the powertrain to go for if you can stretch your budget. Part of the charm is starting off in electric mode. Switch on the car and apart from the tiny ready sign on the dash, you get no indication that the car is ready to be driven. This takes some getting used to. Electric propulsion from a standstill, however, is pleasantly smooth, the Grand Vitara responds well to a tap on the throttle, and so long as the battery has enough juice and you are light with your right foot, you can run in electric only mode for quite a bit, even at regular driving speeds. The battery, however, is small and this means the three-cylinder engine has to fire up to charge the battery and/or boost performance.

After running silently in EV mode, the engine does make its presence felt. The direct injection three-cylinder engine is smooth and relatively vibration free, but it sounds throaty at times, especially when you put your foot flat and ask for a burst of power. For the most part though, and in most scenarios, performance is refined, and with roughly 80hp of electric boost to aid the combustion engine (or the other way around), the Grand Vitara responds very sharply to even large prods on the throttle. The addition of instant torque, in fact, feels great to use and what feels nicer still is that you don’t need to use much right foot to make quick progress.

As speeds build and you hit highway speeds, the Grand Vitara takes a bit longer to respond to a stomp on the right pedal. With the mechanical CVT running the show and the engine playing catch up, there’s a bit of wait before you get full thrust. Once the power arrives, the change in pace is gratifying. Still don’t expect the punch of a turbo engine here. The strong hybrid will do 0-100kph in roughly 12 seconds, and that’s at least a couple of seconds shy of the 1.4 and 1.5 turbos. And this is in the most responsive ‘power’ mode.

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The strong-hybrid variants only get an e-CVT gearbox.

Of course, what the turbos can’t quite give you is the startling fuel economy. We got more than 18kpl after some mixed driving that included plenty of hard runs. Expect in excess of 20kpl in real world conditions, and more if you drive with restraint.

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara: ride, handling and off-road

What Maruti has got spot on is ride and handling. Bump absorption in general is excellent, it can be driven with abandon even over really bad roads, and then, while the set-up is supple, there isn’t too much up and down movement either.

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The Grand Vitara feels planted and stable at highway speeds.

The Grand Vitara is also light and easy to drive in traffic. The steering has a nice amount of weight, not too much, visibility is good and it’s an easy SUV to thread in and out of traffic. It’s also especially happy at speed on a highway and feels stable and confidence inspiring.

The well weighted steering and good body control also pay dividends on winding roads. In fact, for a car that has 210mm of ground clearance, the Grand Vitara feels surprisingly agile. It feels happy to turn into corners, the steering loads up nicely and as if this weren’t enough, the Grand Vitara also manages to exude a fun and playful demeanour from behind the wheel. What a pleasant surprise. Wish it had more punch though – a lot more – this chassis deserves it.

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The four-wheel-drive system is available as an option with mild-hybrid powertrain.

During our two-day drive, we also got to try the four wheel drive version over a set course. While some of the obstacles created were more for entertainment, we did drive over some real slush and some slippery inclines. Here the four-wheel drive ‘lock’ proved its worth and the Grand Vitara also executed the steep climbs quite effortlessly, once the rear axle was similarly locked.

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara: first impressions

The Grand Vitara feels like the right SUV at the right time. The strong hybrid system, borrowed from Toyota, has the ability to deliver outstanding fuel economy, the engine is seamlessly integrated into the Grand Vitara; and with the optional four-wheel-drive system available on with the 1.5 Dualjet engine, owners looking to drive off-road have a real option.

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Sloping roofline and linked rear tail-lights add character to Grand Vitara’s rear.

The Grand Vitara even looks the part. Its upright stance and bonafide SUV dimensions are just what the doctor ordered. The insides feel suitably upmarket and comfortable, the Grand Vitara is well equipped and it even comes loaded with tech, the kind Indian car buyers today demand. Even the dynamics are good; it drives and handles well and the responsive strong hybrid system delivers a nice kick at low and medium speeds.

More space in the rear would have been welcome, the mild hybrid is a bit too laid back, the strong hybrid has a small boot (because of the placement of the hybrid battery), and it ultimately is missing the punch driving enthusiasts expect from an SUV at this price. In addition, the strong hybrid – the one to buy – is also priced at a premium. The top-end Grand Vitara Alpha+, the one with all the equipment, costs Rs 19.49 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), making it roughly Rs 50,000 more than the top-of-the-line Toyota Hyryder and around a lakh and something more expensive than both the Creta turbo-petrol DCT and diesel-auto. On the flip side, the strong hybrid also gets plenty of new age tech, fantastic real world fuel economy and some real green credentials. While this will test just how high the Maruti brand can go, let’s not forget the fact that Maruti already has more than 53,000 bookings.

So yes, the Creta and Seltos have real competition, at last. Keep this one towards the top of your shortlist.

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Is Grand Vitara a good SUV? ›

The Grand Vitara feels planted and stable at highway speeds. The Grand Vitara is also light and easy to drive in traffic. The steering has a nice amount of weight, not too much, visibility is good and it's an easy SUV to thread in and out of traffic.

Why did Grand Vitara fail in India? ›

Maruti Grand Vitara (2009-2015)

Since it was an imported product which came through the CBU route, it came in with a very steep price tag and also suffered from poor fuel economy, both factors which are in contrast to the attributes of Maruti's cars. It was discontinued in India in 2015.

Is Suzuki Vitara a safe car? ›

One of its major safety features is Total Effective Control Technology which is a concept for occupant protecting impact absorption and low weight developed by Suzuki.
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Is Grand Vitara 2022 a 7 seater? ›

Maruti Grand Vitara is a 5 seater Car.

Is Grand Vitara good for long drive? ›

This is a comfortable car for a long drive with good features. The best car in India at this price with good mileage, cooling and a sunroof view in the front.

What problems does a Suzuki Vitara have? ›

Some common problems with the Vitara include:
  • DPF problems.
  • Clutch problems.
  • Air conditioning problems.
  • Timing chain problems.
  • Engine problems.

Is Grand Vitara a good buy? ›

Grand vitara 2022 is a good beginning for all medal class family's and also good for pricing and i suggested to buy people who are planning to buy car under 10 lakes then coming to mileage in city 18kmpl mileage and highway 21kmpl mileage and it is very easy to maintain and maintenance is under 6000 per service… and ...

Why did Maruti Grand Vitara fail? ›

During its brief stint in the Indian market, the Grand Vitara SUV failed to attract customers due to its expensive price tag and the image associated with the company.

What is the top speed of Suzuki Grand Vitara? ›

We managed a top speed of 135 kmph with this version and it felt quite comfortable at this point.

Is Grand Vitara 5 star? ›

Based on the previous-gen Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, the Urban Cruiser has a four-star rating for adult protection, with 13.52 points out of a maximum 17. For child protection, it scored a three-star rating securing 36.68 points out of 49.

Is Vitara fuel efficient? ›

The new Grand Vitara is powered by a 1.5-litre engine along with strong and mild hybrid technology which produces 122Nm@4400-4800rpm. It comes in a 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission and delivers 27.9 km per litre mileage for the hybrid model.

Can Vitara go off road? ›

After coming out in 1988, the Vitara transformed into the redesigned Grand Vitara by the third generation in 2005. Though the compact SUV is capable of handling some light off-roading adventures thanks to standard features like stability and traction control, serious off-roaders might want to look elsewhere.

Is Vitara brezza a luxury car? ›

When I drive Maruti Vitara Brezza, I feel luxurious and it's suspensor is to good, cross over every breaker without jurk. Before buying I am very confused but now I am very happy that I have a luxurious car. My mother always says that it's a perfect car for a medium family.

What replaced the Grand Vitara? ›

The Suzuki Vitara is a series of SUVs produced by Suzuki in five generations since 1988. The second, third-generation and 2022 models are known as the Suzuki Grand Vitara, with the fourth generation eschewing the "Grand" prefix.
Third generation (JT; 2005)
Third generation (JT)
SuccessorSuzuki Across (Europe)
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Is Suzuki Grand Vitara 2022 a reliable car? ›

Maruti Grand Vitara is an excellent car. It has very good mileage and comfort. It has stylish features even in the base variant as well.

Which engine is used in Grand Vitara? ›

The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara only gets a 1.5L Hybrid engine, which is available with a 0-speed Automatic, 5-speed Manual and a 6-speed Automatic transmission. The Hybrid engine makes 116PS of power at 5500rpm and 122Nm of torque at 4800rpm. The ex-showroom prices of the 2022 Grand Vitara start from Rs.

Is a Grand Vitara a real 4x4? ›

The Suzuki Vitara is a compact and inexpensive 4x4 that has been designed from the ground up to be an affordable, inexpensive and incredibly practical SUV that does what it's supposed to.

How many airbags are in Vitara? ›

The top-end model Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Alpha Plus Dual Tone Intelligent Hybrid eCVT comes with 6 Airbags (Driver, Front Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side).

Does Suzuki Vitara have parking sensors? ›

You also get a rear-view camera as standard equipment, helping to make parking a doddle. To make it even easier, go for SZ5 trim and you'll also get front and rear parking sensors.

Are Suzuki Grand Vitaras good on fuel? ›

The Vitara is a relatively inexpensive car to run, and the mild-hybrid engine brings good fuel economy, with an official WLTP figure from 49.7mpg.

Is the Grand Vitara coming back? ›

The 2022 Grand Vitara will be offered in six variants. There will be Sigma, Delta, Zeta, Alpha, Zeta+ and Alpha+. The Smart Hybrid will be offered on Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha whereas the Intelligent Electric Hybrid will be offered on Zeta+ and Alpha+.

Is there a new Suzuki Vitara coming out in 2022? ›

New Suzuki Vitara Full Hybrid 2022 review | Auto Express.

Is the Vitara comfortable? ›

Nice and comfortable car, all features are amazing, the seats are very comfortable, and the suspension is very good.

Does Grand Vitara have sunroof? ›

The sunroof option is available in selected models of Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara - Alpha Smart Hybrid, Alpha Dual Tone Smart Hybrid, Alpha Smart Hybrid AT, Alpha Smart Hybrid AllGrip, Alpha Dual Tone Smart Hybrid AllGrip, Alpha Dual Tone Smart Hybrid AT, Zeta Plus Intelligent Hybrid eCVT, Zeta Plus Dual Tone ...

Which car is flop in India? ›

Chevrolet SR-V

Even the Chevrolet loyalists might turn a blind eye to the SR-V, which was the biggest flop from the American car marquee in the Indian market.

Is Grand Vitara 7 seater? ›

Maruti Grand Vitara is a 5 seater SUV available in a price range of Rs. 10.45 - 19.65 Lakh*.

Does Suzuki Grand Vitara have low range? ›

Each and every version of the Vitara, Grand or otherwise, could be had with low-range four-wheel drive, a full-frame chassis, and coil springs front and rear, and two-door models offered a soft convertible top.

Where is Suzuki Grand Vitara made? ›

Suzuki unveils Grand Vitara – made by Toyota – in India.

Who makes engines for Suzuki Vitara? ›

Hybrid engines

Suzuki's brand partnership with Toyota might lead you to expect that the Vitara hybrid uses a version of Toyota's 1.8-litre hybrid powertrain. It doesn't.

Which is the 5-star rating car? ›


It scored 16.6 out of 17 in Global NCAP's car crash test. Its starting price is Rs 7.54 lakh. Its mileage is 21.5 km per liter. This car has got a 5-star rating in adult protection and a 3-star rating in child protection.

What is a 5-star rated car? ›

Meanwhile, the NHTSA measures head-on frontal and side-impact crash-test scenarios, as well as the likelihood that a vehicle will roll over in a collision. Getting a 5-star overall rating from the NHTSA means that the vehicle performed well in protecting passengers in all of these tests.

Why Vitara was removed from Brezza? ›

Maruti Suzuki has also dropped the 'Vitara' moniker in the compact SUV's next-generation version. As Srivastava of Maruti reasons, “The reason that the name Vitara is being dropped from the Brezza model is that from our internal research, we discerned that on a standalone basis, Brezza is now a well-known brand.

What is the disadvantages of Vitara brezza? ›

While the Vitara Brezza comes loaded with several features, there's no sunroof on offer. In fact, most of its rivals in the segment get one. The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza also misses out on connected car tech. We think this is a big miss, considering there's a big demand for the same.

Is Suzuki Vitara spacious? ›

There's plenty of leg room and a decent amount of head room in the Vitara's two outer rear seats, even when the front seats are occupied by tall people. The middle seat is slightly raised so its occupant is more likely to struggle with head room.

Does new Vitara have low range? ›

Selectable via a rotary dial on the dashboard, the system is set for on-road driving in high ratio with an unlocked centre diff, but you can lock that diff in either high or low range modes.

Is Suzuki Vitara a 4x4? ›

The short answer is yes, the Suzuki Vitara is a 4x4.

What is the difference between Suzuki Vitara and Grand Vitara? ›

With a length of 4345mm, a width of 1795mm, and a height of 1645mm, the Grand Vitara is longer, wider, and taller. Wheelbase, on the other hand, comes in at 2600mm which makes it 100mm more than the Vitara AllGrip.

Which car is comfortable for family? ›

Mahindra Scorpio, Mahindra XUV500 and Hyundai Creta are just some of the popular SUV family vehicles. You can consider other options, depending on your budget and preferences. Mahindra Scorpio, Mahindra XUV500 and Hyundai Creta are just some of the popular SUV family vehicles.

Which car is best for family 5 seater? ›

Top 10 5-Seater Cars

The prices for the top 5 popular 5 seater cars are:Tata Nexon Price is ₹ 7.69 Lakh, Hyundai Venue Price is ₹ 7.53 Lakh, Hyundai Creta Price is ₹ 10.44 Lakh, Maruti Suzuki Swift Price is ₹ 5.91 Lakh and Hyundai i20 Price is ₹ 7.07 Lakh.

Is Vitara Brezza good for hills? ›

Absolutely yes its gradeability is good. It can climb hills with ease. Pl mind it will climb in proper hill road only.

Which is the top model of Vitara Brezza? ›

Maruti Vitara Brezza [2020-2022] ZXi Plus AT Dual Tone is the top model in the Vitara Brezza [2020-2022] lineup and the price of Vitara Brezza [2020-2022] top model is ₹ 11.47 Lakh.It returns a certified mileage of 18.7 kmpl.

Which is better Tata Nexon or Vitara Brezza? ›

The Tata Nexon's petrol engine is more powerful than the Brezza's, however, the latter offers more mileage and has a new 6-speed torque converter automatic compared to the Nexon's AMT, which might be a deal breaker from some.

Is the Suzuki Grand Vitara a reliable SUV? ›

Based on the results reported in the model-specific JD Power consumer survey, it is safe to say that the Suzuki Grand Vitara is indeed a reliable vehicle. However, should you consider a used model, be sure to do a thorough inspection as the condition greatly depends on how the vehicle was used throughout its lifespan.

What does Vitara mean? ›

In Japan the Vitara is sold as the Escudo, while in North America the first generation was known as the Sidekick. The choice of the name ”Vitara” was inspired by the English word “vital,” as in “vitality.”

Why was Grand Vitara discontinued? ›

Imported as a completely built-up (CBU) unit, the Grand Vitara XL-7 didn't find buyers. In four years, the carmaker could sell only 335 units. In 2007, the carmaker launched the new-generation of the SUV, this time called the Grand Vitara. But it could sell only 1,291 units and discontinued it in 2013.

Is Suzuki Grand Vitara fuel-efficient? ›

The new Grand Vitara is powered by a 1.5-litre engine along with strong and mild hybrid technology which produces 122Nm@4400-4800rpm. It comes in a 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission and delivers 27.9 km per litre mileage for the hybrid model. It will be the most fuel-efficient SUV in India.

Why was Vitara discontinued? ›

Suzuki PH quietly removes the Vitara from the local market

Curious, we asked a Suzuki executive to confirm the Vitara's fate. Our insider confirms that the crossover is no more. The reason is simple: it cannot be priced competitively.

What is a Suzuki Vitara comparable to? ›

Maruti's new hybrid SUV rivals the Toyota Hyryder, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, MG Astor and the Nissan Kicks.

Should I buy Grand Vitara? ›

Grand vitara 2022 is a good beginning for all medal class family's and also good for pricing and i suggested to buy people who are planning to buy car under 10 lakes then coming to mileage in city 18kmpl mileage and highway 21kmpl mileage and it is very easy to maintain and maintenance is under 6000 per service… and ...

What is the waiting period of Grand Vitara? ›

The waiting period for the same sticks to 26 to 28 weeks and 22 to 24 weeks, respectively. Mechanically, Grand Vitara is powered by two engine options - 1.5L mild-hybrid and 1.5L strong hybrid. The former is the same as seen in the XL6 as well.

Can Grand Vitara run on battery? ›

The advanced electric hybrid system from Maruti Suzuki is a full hybrid technology that can drive on battery power, alone and operate in fuel efficient, zero emissions mode.

Does Grand Vitara has Toyota engine? ›

The Grand Vitara is a vehicle that combines the capabilities of both Toyota and Suzuki. It's a rare vehicle that combines Suzuki's famous Global C platform, the AllGrip four-wheel drive, and a strong hybrid system found in the Hilux, Camry and Prius, and other Toyota technologies.

Is Grand Vitara bigger than Creta? ›

As for the dimensions, the Grand Vitara with a length of 4,345mm is 45mm longer than the Creta. Moreover, at 1,795mm and 1,645mm, the Vitara is wider and taller, respectively, than the rival. However, the 2,610mm wheelbase of the Creta is 10mm more than the Grand Vitara's 2,600mm.

Are Suzuki cars better than Toyota? ›

Toyotas generally have a higher brand value and perception than a Maruti Suzuki, which could weigh in your favour; 4) Both companies offer good aftersales service, and although Maruti Suzuki is more widespread, Toyota has a reputation for its service quality.

Is Grand Vitara engine powerful? ›

For reference, the Grand Vitara AWD is powered by a 1.5-litre K15C petrol engine putting out 103 bhp and 138 Nm of peak torque, paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Maruti Suzuki doesn't offer the 6-speed torque converter automatic with the AWD.

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