Grand Vitara is the name for the upcoming SUV from Maruti Suzuki codenamed YFG, bookings officially open
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is the official name of the company’s upcoming midsize SUV codenamed ‘YFG’ and bookings for the same are open now for Rs. 11,000/- at all Nexa dealerships. The car will be exclusively sold through Nexa channels.
Buyers can also book online by logging on to www.nexaexperience.com. The official unveil will take place on 20th July with launch thereafter. Deliveries are likely to commence from August or September.
Building on the momentum of the recently launched second generation Brezza in the compact SUV segment, the company is gearing up to strengthen its presence in the lucrative midsize SUV segment with the Grand Vitara.
Leveraging the expertise of Suzuki design and engineering and born from a legacy of legendary SUV capabilities, the Grand Vitara with its bold SUV design, sophisticated interiors, revolutionary powertrains, and segment leading features is all set to make a strong statement, the company said.
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is expected to become a truly global product with exports planned for Europe as well as Africa. It will replace the current international Grand Vitara for which a generation change has been long overdue.
Developed jointly with Toyota, the all-new Grand Vitara is essentially the Urban Cruiser Hyryder’s cousin sharing almost everything with it. Both the SUVs are built on Suzuki’s Global-C platform that currently underpins the Brezza, Ciaz, S-Cross, the new international S-Cross.
There will be 2 engines on offer – the 1.5-litre K15C petrol engine with mild hybrid tech and Toyota’s 1.5-litre TNGA engine featuring Toyota Hybrid System (THS) and e-drive transmission.
The TNGA engine exerts 91 HP and 122 Nm while the motor puts out 79 HP and 141 Nm. The engine and motor’s combined output is 114 HP. There’s a pure EV mode where the car can be forced to run on electric power alone.
The K series engine puts out the same 101 HP and 135 Nm as the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and Brezza and comes mated to a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed autobox. It also gets Suzuki’s All Grip all-wheel-drive system as an option.
All Grip allows the driver to choose from different driving modes. The electronically controlled 4-wheel-drive system with selectable driving mode uses a simple turn dial so the driver can experience different driving styles depending on the road surfaces or conditions.