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Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara vs rivals: specs comparability | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

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 SeltosSkoda 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
Mannequin Grand Vitara Hyryder Creta Seltos Taigun Kushaq Astor Kicks
Size 4345 4365 4300 4315 4221 4225 4323 4384
Width 1795 1795 1790 1800 1760 1760 1809 1813
Peak 1645 1635 1635 1645 1612 1612 1650 1669
Wheelbase 2600 2600 2610 2610 2651 2651 2585 2673
Wheels 17-inch 17-inch 17-inch 17-inch 17-inch 17-inch 17-inch 17-inch

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
Mannequin Grand Vitara Hyryrder Creta Seltos Taigun Kushaq Astor Kicks
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
Mannequin Grand Vitara* Hyryder* Creta Seltos Taigun Kushaq Astor Kicks
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. 

Would you select the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara over any of its rivals? Tell us within the feedback beneath. 

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