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Toyota Hyryder-Based Maruti Suzuki SUV Coming Real Soon


The upcoming Hyundai Creta rival from Maruti will also offer 1.5 mild- and strong-hybrid engines along with AWD drivetrain options like the Urban Cruiser Hyryder

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Note: All images in this article are used for representational purposes. 

  • Maruti’s Creta challenger to be revealed in the third week of July.
  • Likely to be called Grand Vitara.
  • It will get differentiated styling touches from the Hyryder.
  • Features to include panoramic sunroof, head-up display, and ventilated front seats.
  • Prices likely to start from around Rs 9.5 lakh.

After launching the new 2022 Brezza, Maruti Suzuki is ready to take its next big step by unveiling its new Creta challenger in the third week of July. The upcoming compact SUV, likely to be called Grand Vitara, will be nothing more than Suzuki’s version of the new Urban Cruiser Hyryder. Series production will commence in August followed by launch around early September. 

Though Maruti’s upcoming SUV will be based on the Hyryder, we do know that it will boast unique styling touches for its own identity. That said, don’t expect the differences to be day and night like the Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun. Rather, it could get differentiated fascia styling, alloys, and bumpers.

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In terms of features, you can expect it to mimic the Hyryder, which gets a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with connected car tech, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, Arkamys tuned sound system, digital driver’s display, ambient lighting, a head-up display, and cruise control. Passengers will be secured by six airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, and ISOFIX. 

Maruti Suzuki’s Creta rival will get the Hyryder’s 1.5-litre petrol engine with mild and strong hybrid options. Like the Toyota SUV, it should get all-wheel drive with the mild-hybrid motor as well. The mild hybrid engine will be a Suzuki unit, while the strong hybrid engine will be a Toyota unit. 

Take a look at the detailed specifications:

Engine

1.5-litre, 4-cylinder Petrol Mild-hybrid (Maruti engine)

1.5-litre, 3-cylinder Petrol Strong-hybrid (Toyota powertrain)

Power

102PS

116PS (combined)

Transmission

5-speed MT, 6-speed AT

e-CVT

Drivetrain

FWD, AWD (MT only)

FWD

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Maruti’s Creta rival will boast a significant chunk of localisation, and thus is expected to have a competitive starting price of around Rs 9.5 lakh (ex-showroom). It will rival the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, VW Taigun, MG Astor, and the soon-to-be-launched Toyota Hyryder.

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