Brand-new cars aren’t usually sold at a discount, but the recently launched Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara has been listed on Team-BHP. The discount on the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is applicable to the Strong Hybrid model and includes free accessories worth Rs. 39,000. Additionally, you can get an extended warranty for 100,000 km (5 years) for free. That makes the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara a great purchase for those who want a comfortable, spacious, very fuel-efficient, and convenient mid-size SUV.
Why do you need a hybrid?
To get the best of both worlds, the Grand Vitara combines an engine that uses a different type of fuel than traditional hybrids while still being able to use it as a gasoline engine. The Strong Hybrid trims use a 1.5-liter, 3-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol engine (91 bhp/122 nm) sourced from Toyota, which is mated to an electric motor that produces 78 bhp/141 nm.
Overall, the total output is around 114 bhp since the Grand Vitara is equipped with a hybrid motor. But what sets this model apart is the impressive levels of torque typically only seen in diesel engines. At idle, the Grand Vitara receives instant torque for a quick escape.
The Grand Vitara Strong Hybrid has a top speed of 210 km/h and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 12 seconds. This SUV is more fuel efficient than many compact SUVs in its class. It also comes with an automatic gearbox and all-electric capabilities.
The all-new Grand Vitara can be ordered with the mild hybrid powertrain, which features a 1.5-liter K15C petrol engine that produces 137 Nm of torque, plus, mated to a mild hybrid system, brake energy is recovered during hard braking. The mild hybrid powertrain is available with 5-speed manual and 6-speed torque converter gearbox options. What makes the Grand Vitara mild hybrid so interesting for enthusiasts is that it offers all-wheel drive (AWD), which is only offered on variants of the Grand Vitara equipped with a manual gearbox.
Maruti Suzuki has over 65,000 bookings for the Grand Vitara, and it will sell over 4,700 units of the mid-sized SUV in September 2022. While the dispatch numbers are less than half those of Hyundai’s flagship Creta, the Grand Vitara is a close second after more than doubling its sales from 2016 to 2017. With its badge-engineered sibling, the Toyota Hyder, which uses the same powertrain as the Maruti Suzuki vehicle, it’s not hard to see why it’s catching up. Both cars share nearly identical styling but have some very strong hybrid technology in terms of performance and fuel efficiency vs. other vehicles that might be diesel or gasoline powered with smaller engines.