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Maruti Grand Vitara SUV Is Priced Under Rs 10 Lakh?

Maruti Suzuki is planning a number of SUVs for the Indian market.

Among them are the recently launched Brezza, the Creta rival Grand Vitara, and the lifestyle off-roader Jimny. A crossover version of Baleno is also on the cards.

Grand Vitara

The latest teaser confirms the presence of the ALLGRIP variant, the first time an ALLGRIP badge will appear in the Maruti lineup.

This badge is meant for Suzuki cars with AWD capability.

Price

According to reports, the upcoming Maruti Vitara SUV will start at Rs 9.5 lakhs.

However, this may change since official prices will be announced at the launch event in August.

This starting price would make it cheaper than the Hyundai Creta and Kia Selto if it turns out to be true.

Powertrain

Grand Vitara is expected to get the same engine options as the HyRyder.

It is the same 1.5L K15C dual jet, dual VVT petrol engine which also does duties in Brezza, Ertiga and XL6.

It produces 102 bhp and 136.8 Nm torque.

It gets a 5-speed MT or a new 6-speed torque converter option to choose from.

Toyota powertrain

The other powertrain is sourced from Toyota which gets a high-voltage hybrid architecture without AWD.

This engine is a 1490 cc petrol 3-cylinder engine capable of 91 bhp at 5500 RPM and 122 Nm at 3800-4800 RPM.

It is paired to a synchronous AC motor capable of 79 bhp and 141 Nm.

Combined, this powertrain is capable of 114 bhp and is coupled with an e-CVT transmission.

Launch, competition

On July 20, the Grand Vitara will be unveiled.

As soon as it launches, it could potentially unseat the current segment leader Hyundai Creta and cause Kia Seltos to lose some market share.

There are also rivals such as the MG Astor, the VW Taigun, the Skoda Kushaq, and the Scorpio Classic.

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