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Made in India Suzuki Grand Vitara showcased in South Africa | Autocar India

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The Grand Vitara for South Africa will get AllGrip AWD with computerized gearbox; joins an extended record of made-in-India Suzuki automobiles bought there.

After the worldwide debut of its flagship mannequin, the Grand Vitara, in India, Suzuki has now showcased the SUV in South Africa, one of many first export markets for the made-in-India mannequin. The brand new Grand Vitara will substitute the Vitara SUV in South Africa, and whereas the outgoing mannequin was a standalone Suzuki product sourced from its Hungary plant, the brand new Grand Vitara has been developed collectively with Toyota and is being constructed at its plant in India for home in addition to export markets. 

  • Grand Vitara replaces Vitara SUV in South Africa
  • Can be exported from India, constructed by Toyota
  • Anticipated with two 1.5-litre engine choices

Suzuki Grand Vitara for South Africa: engine and powertrain

The Grand Vitara SUV for the South African market might be kind of similar to the one bought in India. When it goes on sale subsequent yr, it can get the 103hp, 117Nm, 1.5-litre mild-hybrid engine. This engine might be paired both to a 5-speed handbook or a 6-speed computerized gearbox with paddle shifters. What’s distinctive within the Grand Vitara for South Africa is that it will get Suzuki’s Allgrip AWD even on the automatic-gearbox-equipped variant, which isn’t the case for the mannequin bought in India.

The SUV may also include a strong-hybrid powertrain that produces a mixed 115hp and is paired to an eCVT gearbox, just like the one bought in our market. 

Suzuki Grand Vitara for South Africa: options on provide

The South Africa-spec Grand Vitara is predicted to have similar options to the one that can go on sale in India. These embrace the LED projector headlights, cruise management, keyless entry, engine begin/cease button, computerized local weather management, and 6 airbags. Different function highlights on the within embrace the 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 360-degree digicam and wi-fi charging. So far as the inside goes, whereas each SUVs look similar, there might be some trim and inside shade variations, relying on the variant.

Different fashions that Maruti exports to South Africa

The upcoming Grand Vitara SUV will be a part of the huge line-up of made-in-India automobiles and SUVs bought by Suzuki within the South African market. Autos such because the S-Presso, some variants of the Swift, Baleno (geared up with a 1.5-litre petrol), Dzire, Vitara Brezza, Ertiga and Ciaz are equipped from Maruti Suzuki crops in India.

Moreover, made-in-India Toyota automobiles from Maruti Suzuki amenities are additionally bought in South Africa. These embrace the Baleno-based Starlet, the Ertiga-based Rumion and Vitara-Brezza-based City Cruiser SUV. Whereas not formally introduced but, we anticipate the Toyota Hyryder SUV, which is slated to go on sale in India this week, to even be bought within the South African market.

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