Maruti Grand Vitara has been rather quick to become one of the top-selling compact SUVs in the Indian market. It was launched last year in September . Its strong hybrid variants were updated with a handful of new safety features last month. These includes a new safety technology called AVAS (Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System). Additionally, the Grand Vitara even got dearer by Rs 4,000. Even as the SUV has been the choice of many SUV buyers, it’s yet to get popular in the car mods circle. A digital concept, though, explores the modification potential of the carmaker’s costliest Sports Utility Vehicle.
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Maruti Grand Vitara with Custom Body Kit
The digital concept, created by Bimbledesigns, showcases a pretty sporty design based on the Grand Vitara. The front features a striking sporty bumper with a mesh grille, a splitter, new DRLs, black accents, and a blacked-out Suzuki badge. Additionally, it boasts fared fenders, which are a part of the custom wide body kit, significantly extending the side profile.
This modification prominently alters the front and rear fender and incorporates exceptionally sporty alloy wheels fitted with low-profile tires, emphasizing the vehicle’s performance. The side body cladding enhances the car’s overall aesthetics. At the rear, the wide body concept becomes most evident, with a substantial component added just behind the rear door and a massive wheel arch at the rear, completing the wide-body appearance.
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AVAS (Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System)
The new AVAS (Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System) technology that the SUV now comes with is essentially an alert system that warns pedestrians and drivers as the midsize SUV approaches. According to Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), the new safety tech enables the car to emit a low-level alert sound car that can be heard five feet away. It meets the AIS (Automotive Industry Standard) 173. However, the lower DB level of the new tech needs the approval of QRTV (Quiet Road Transport Vehicles). The QRTV category includes EVs or vehicles using electric motors or electric motor generators.
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Maruti Grand Vitara Specs and Prices
The mid-size SUV comes with two powertrain options. A 1.5L K15C mild-hybrid petrol offers 103 PS of peak power and 136 Nm of max torque. It is paired with a five-speed manual transmission and an optional six-speed torque converter AT. On the other hand, the 1.5L three-cylinder strong hybrid petrol engine produces a combined power output of 116 PS. for transmission, it comes with an e-CVT only. The five-seater car is underpinned by the Global C platform. It comes with features like a Touchscreen Infotainment System, a Digital Instrument Cluster, Head-Up Display, Automatic Climate Control, 6 Airbags, a 360-degree Camera, Connected Car Tech, and more.
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The Updated Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is the first model to get the AVAS safety technology. It is expected to arrive in more hybrid cars and zero-emission vehicles. Since the Grand Vitara is based on the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder and manufactured at Toyota’s Bidadi plant in Karnataka, the Hyryder is likely to be next to get the AVAS safety tech. it might also see a price hike. Now, the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara strong hybrid variants are priced at Rs 18.29 lakhs – 19.79 lakhs (ex-showroom).
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