Maruti Grand Vitara Sigma: Points To Note

New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki has recently revealed its upcoming flagship SUV called the Grand Vitara. To rival the Hyundai Creta, the Grand Vitara comes with two powertrain options. It also include a total of 6 variants – Sigma, Delta, Zeta, Alpha, Zeta+ and Alpha+. The powertrains offered are “Smart Hybrid” and “Intelligent Electric Hybrid”.

Most Affordable SUV

Priced at Rs. 9.5 lakh, ex-showroom, the base variant of the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is the most affordable SUV in comparison of its rivals. Closest in price to the Grand Vitara is its sister product the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, followed by the Kia Seltos priced at Rs. 10.19 crores. (All prices, ex-showroom).

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The bottom four variants of Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara namely Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha are only offered with the Smart Hybrid option while the top two models Zeta+ and Alpha+ get Intelligent Electric Hybrid. While the overall dimensions remain the same, different variants gain different features.

Engine and Transmission

The Sigma variant is arrives with a mild hybrid powertrain. It comes with 1.5-litre hybrid petrol engine named ‘Smart Hybrid’ which is good for 100 bhp of power and 136.8 Nm of peak torque. This variant is only paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. From the second variant, called Delta, an automatic transmission is offered. The automatic variant of the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara starts at Rs.12.50 lakh for the Delta automatic.

Maruti Grand Vitara Sigma – Key Features Comparison

The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Sigma variant sits on 17-inch tires and gets a full wheel fairing. It gets two-tone alloy wheels from the Zeta variant and above. It also features bi-halogen projector headlamps, LED DRL, ORVM with turn signal, dual-tone interiors, 4.2-inch info display, front sliding armrest, adjustable steering, steering wheel audio controls, keyless entry, folding rear seats and rear air conditioning vents .

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In terms of safety, it gets dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, ESP and hill assist.

While the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder mirrors the Grand Vitara in terms of features, the base variant of the Kia Seltos has 4 airbags but rides on smaller 16-inch wheels. Similarly, the base variant of the Hyundai Creta rides on 16-inch wheels, 2 airbags and ABS with EBD.

Maruti Grand Vitara Sigma – Rivals

The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara will compete against the Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq and its Toyota sibling, the Urban Cruiser Hyryder, whose main rival is the Hyundai Creta.

Maruti Suzuki has reportedly received over 20,000 bookings for the Grand Vitara SU since its launch on 11 July. According to the company, more than half of the total number of reservations received were for the higher Zeta and Alpha trims.


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