Maruti is gearing up to challenge the domination of Creta and Seltos in the mid-size SUV segment with its own Toyota HyRyder-based SUV, the Grand Vitara.
The 2022 Maruti Grand Vitara is about to launch in our market but this image hints that it might have been revealed prematurely. Maruti has confirmed that the Toyota HyRyder-based SUV will be called the Grand Vitara and released an official teaser. It is developed and designed by Toyota and both the carmakers will sell it simultaneously under different names with a slight tweak on the outside and inside as a part of their joint venture. Let us check out what the leaked image of the Grand Vitara unveils.
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2022 Maruti Grand Vitara Revealed?
The image exposes the design of the mid-size SUV that looks a lot like the recently unveiled Toyota HyRyder, which is expected. But there are differences to make a clear distinction like the sleek LED DRLs with a unique pattern, the Suzuki logo is integrated into the front grille with a chrome strip, the main radiator grille is massive and located below, the headlamps placed in a chrome housing on the bumper and there is a slim skid plate finished in silver at the bottom to accentuate its rugged nature.
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The side profile is largely dominated by massive wheel arches with pronounced black cladding, there are not too many creases on the doors, the side pillars, ORVMs and the roof are painted black which means that there will be options for a dual-tone exterior. The Grand Vitara will feature a stylish and modern alloy wheel design too. The overall stance of the SUV is quite sporty and will appeal to the audiences looking for an SUV with a road presence.
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The powertrain options will most likely be identical to the Toyota Hyryder. This means that there will be 2 hybrid petrol engines. The mild-hybrid will be a Maruti-sourced 4-cylinder 1.5-litre K-Series engine that will output 102 hp and 137 Nm of peak torque and come with an AWD drivetrain, while the strong hybrid will have a 3-cylinder 1.5-litre engine from Toyota with an electric motor and a Li-Ion battery pack that will develop a combined power of 116 hp. It will be the only product offering an AWD configuration in the segment. What are your thoughts on the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara?