The new Maruti Grand Vitara has just been launched in the Indian market. Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of the premium SUV.
The 2022 Grand Vitara is the latest entrant in Maruti’s NEXA portfolio and features its signature design language (Crafted Futurism). It comes with the best In-class fuel efficiency and a powerful hybrid powertrain. Additionally, the premium SUV offers a distinct exterior design and sophisticated interiors with top-end features. Since reviews have started pouring in now, let’s take a look at some of the positive and negative features of the compact SUV.
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The 2022 Maruti Grand Vitara looks very stylish and attractive. The big frame of the car is accompanied by wide doors that offer a smooth in and out experience for users. The company also added a ground clearance of 210mm. Additionally, the car comes with decent boot space. Even the base model gets features like an arm rest, cup holder, headrest, rear AC, charging ports, and more. It supports Wireless CarPlay & Android Auto. The company has also added a panoramic sunroof.
The 1.5-liter hybrid powertrain offers Best-In-Class fuel efficiency of 27.97 kmpl in ideal conditions. On a full tank, the 2022 Maruti Grand Vitara can take you up to 1200km. While the hybrid system offers lower COS emissions and a quieter engine, you can also get a subsidy on some of the variants. Additional highlights include paddle shifters, push button start/ stop, 360 View Camera, a Colored Head-Up Display, an all-new Full Digital Instrument Cluster, a premium sound system, in-built voice assist, and a 9-inch Smart Play Pro+ Infotainment system with an HD display.
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On the negative side, the build quality on the inside is not top-notch including the dashboard and buttons. While the rear seats offer enough leg room, the headroom is slightly less. Only two people can comfortably sit in the back. Also, the new Maruti Grand Vitara is only available in two engine options – a 4-cylinder 1.5-liter mild-hybrid and a 3-cylinder 1.5-liter strong hybrid. There is no Petrol Turbcharge or Diesel option. Overall, the 2022 Maruti Grand Vitara offers decent build quality and features. However, there is room for improvement as always.