The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara has finally been launched in India. As the S-Cross has now been discontinued, the Grand Vitara remains the only model from the country’s largest passenger vehicle (PV) manufacturer in the mid-size SUV segment. In this highly competitive space, the new entrant will take on the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun.
In terms of pricing, the base variants of Grand Vitara, Creta and Seltos are quite similar. In comparison to Rs 10.45 lakh for the Grand Vitara, the Creta’s base variant is priced at Rs 10.44 lakh and that of the Seltos at Rs 10.49 lakh. The Kushaq and the Taigun are much more expensive at Rs 11.29 lakh and Rs Rs 11.40 lakh, respectively. All the prices are ex-showroom.
Talking about the top-spec variant, the Grand Vitara at Rs 19.65 lakh is priced much higher than the competition. The top-end Creta is priced at Rs 18.24 lakh, the Seltos at Rs 18.65 lakh, the Kushaq at Rs 18.79 lakh and the Taigun at Rs 18.60 lakh. All the prices are ex-showroom.
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara – Rs 10.45 lakh – Rs 19.65 lakh
Hyundai Creta – Rs 10.44 lakh – 18.24 lakh
Kia Seltos – Rs 10.49 lakh – Rs 18.65 lakh
Skoda Kushaq – Rs 11.29 lakh – Rs 18.79 lakh
Volkswagen Taigun – Rs 11.40 lakh – Rs 18.60 lakh
The Grand Vitara has two different powertrains — 1.5-litre strong hybrid (115.56bhp and 122Nm) and 1.5-litre mild hybrid (103bhp and 136.8Nm). The strong hybrid engine gets an e-CVT, while the mild hybrid engine has 5-speed MT and 6-speed AT options. Besides, the four-wheel drive option (Suzuki All Grip) comes with the mild hybrid engine only.
The new SUV is available in six variants — Sigma, Delta, Zeta, Zeta+, Alpha and Alpha+. Below are their prices (ex-showroom).
Mild hybrid MT Sigma – Rs 10.45 lakh
Mild hybrid MT Delta – Rs 11.90 lakh
Mild hybrid MT Zeta – 13.89 lakh
Mild hybrid MT Alpha – Rs 15.39 lakh
Mild hybrid MT Alpha dual tone – Rs 15.55 lakh
Mild hybrid AT Delta – Rs 13.40 lakh
Mild hybrid AT Zeta – Rs 15.39 lakh
Mild hybrid AT Alpha – Rs 16.89 lakh
Mild hybrid AT Alpha dual tone – Rs 17.05 lakh
Mild hybrid MT All Grip Alpha – Rs 16.89 lakh
Mild hybrid MT All Grip Alpha dual tone – Rs 17.05 lakh
Strong hybrid e-CVT Zeta+ – Rs 17.99 lakh
Strong hybrid e-CVT Zeta+ dual tone – Rs 18.15 lakh
Strong hybrid e-CVT Alpha+ – Rs 19.49 lakh
Strong hybrid e-CVT Alpha+ dual tone – Rs 19.65 lakh
Maruti is offering a special introductory package with an extended warranty of five years/1 lakh km and a Pristine Genuine Nexa Accessory pack worth over Rs 67,000 with the strong hybrid variants of the Grand Vitara.