Maruti’s new hybrid SUV will rival the Toyota Hyryder, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, MG Astor and the Nissan Kicks.
The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is the newest entrant within the cut-throat midsize SUV phase. Moreover, it’s the second hybrid SUV in its phase, carefully following its sibling, the Toyota City Cruiser Hyryrder. The 2 fashions have the benefit of a robust hybrid choice, which may run in EV mode.
Maruti’s new hybrid SUV will face robust competitors from the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun, MG Astor and Nissan Kicks. Let’s examine how the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara fares on paper in opposition to its rivals by way of measurement, engine choices and gas effectivity.
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara vs rivals: dimensions
|Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara vs Rivals: Dimension|
The Grand Vitara is 4,345mm lengthy, 1,795mm broad, and 1,645mm tall, which makes it the third longest SUV within the phase, trailing the City Cruiser Hyryder and Nissan Kicks by 10mm and 39mm, respectively.
The Grand Vitara is a midfielder relating to evaluating its width and peak with that of its rivals. Whereas the hybrid siblings – Grand Vitara and Hyryder – are wider than the Creta, Taigun and Kushaq, they’re narrower than the Seltos, Astor and Kicks. The peak of the Maruti SUV is on par with the Seltos, however the Astor and Kicks are taller than it by 5mm and 14mm, respectively. All SUVs right here journey on 17-inch wheels.
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara vs rivals: engine and gearbox
|Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara vs Rivals: Engine and specs|
|Sort||Four cyls NA delicate hybrid/ Three cyls NA robust hybrid||Four cyls NA delicate hybrid/ Three cyls NA robust hybrid||Four cyls NA/ Four cyls Turbo||Four cyls NA/ Four cyls Turbo||Three cyls Turbo/ Four cyls Turbo||Three cyls Turbo/ Four cyls Turbo||Four cyls NA/ Four cyls Turbo||Four cyls NA/ Four cyls Turbo|
|Displacement||1462cc/ 1490cc||1462cc/ 1490cc||1497cc/ 1353cc||1497cc/ 1353cc||999cc/ 1498cc||999cc/ 1498cc||1498cc/ 1349cc||1498cc/ 1330cc|
|Energy||103hp/ 115hp||103hp/ 115hp||115hp/ 140hp||115hp/ 140hp||115hp/ 150hp||115hp/ 150hp||110hp/ 140hp||106hp/ 156hp|
|Torque||135Nm/ 141Nm||135Nm/ 141Nm||144Nm/ 242Nm||144Nm/ 242Nm||178Nm/ 250Nm||178Nm/ 250Nm||144Nm/ 220Nm||142Nm/ 245Nm|
|MT gearbox||5-speed/ –||5-speed/ –||6-speed/ –||6-speed/ 6-speed||6-speed/ 6-speed||6-speed/ 6-speed||5-speed/ –||6-speed/ 6-speed|
|AT gearbox||6-speed torque converter/ e-drive transmission||6-speed torque converter/ e-drive transmission||CVT/ 7-speed DCT||CVT/ 7-speed DCT||6-speed torque converter/ 7-speed DCT||6-speed torque converter/ 7-speed DCT||CVT/ 6-speed torque converter||-/ CVT|
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The place each different SUV’s base powertrain is a naturally aspirated petrol engine, the Volkswagen and Skoda get a turbo-petrol unit.
Within the high-spec petrol powertrains, the Grand Vitara and Hyryder are the one ones to make use of a hybrid powertrain. Total, the Grand Vitara and the Hyryder develop the least quantity of energy and torque, whereas the 1.5-litre Taigun and Kushaq take advantage of torque, at 250Nm, and the 1.3-litre Kicks makes essentially the most energy, at 156hp. Whereas the Taigun and Kushaq produce 150hp and 250Nm from their 1.5-litre TSI unit, the 1.4-litre Creta and Seltos, in addition to the 1.3-litre Astor, make 140hp from their turbocharged models.
The Grand Vitara and Hyryder get a strong-hybrid system with their higher-spec petrol engine, the place the 1.5-litre, three-cylinder, naturally aspirated unit produces 92hp and 122Nm of torque and the hybrid motor produces 79hp and 141Nm. Mixed, the strong-hybrid powertrain makes 115hp. The Maruti and Toyota robust hybrids additionally get an electric-only vary of 25km, due to the 177.6V lithium-ion battery.
Most SUVs right here get a 6-speed handbook gearbox, whereas the Grand Vitara, Hyryder and Astor make do with 5-speed unit. Remarkably, for the automated gearbox, all SUVs make use of a mixture of torque converters, DCT and CVT transmissions. Alternatively, the Grand Vitara and Hyryder use an e-drive gearbox for the robust hybrid powertrains.
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara vs rivals: gas effectivity
|Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara vs Rivals: gas effectivity|
|MT gearbox||21.12kpl/ 19.39kpl (AWD)/ –||21.12kpl/ 19.39kpl (AWD)/ –||16.8kpl/ –||16.5kpl/ 16.1kpl||19.20kpl/ 18.47||19.20kpl/ 17.95kpl||NA||13.9kpl/ 15.8kpl|
|AT gearbox||20.58kpl/ 27.97kpl||20.58kpl/ 27.97 kpl||17.1 kpl/ 16.8kpl||16.8kpl/ 16.5kpl||17.23kpl/ 17.88kpl||17.20kpl/ 17.70kpl||NA||-/ 15.8kpl (approx)|
*The gas effectivity figures are firm claims primarily based on inside testing
Maruti Suzuki and Toyota declare that their strong-hybrid SUVs return a gas effectivity determine of 27.97kpl. Nevertheless, this declare is but to be licensed by ARAI. And if the ARAI figures do end up to match the official ones, the Grand Vitara and Hyryder would turn into essentially the most fuel-efficient SUVs within the phase. Equally, the mild-hybrid powertrains within the Grand Vitara and Hyryder have the very best claimed gas effectivity figures in comparison with its rivals, returning as much as 21.12kpl. The MG Astor’s ARAI-certified figures had been unavailable, making it a bit tough to guage the place it stands amongst its rivals. Alternatively, the Nissan Kicks is the least gas environment friendly of the lot.
Right here, we have now solely thought of the petrol powertrains of all SUVs and it’s value noting that the Creta and Seltos even have a diesel powertrain.
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