Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara 7 seater launching this year: To challenge Tata Safari, Hyundai Alcazar

Date= 29/12/2023

According to reports it has been stated that the country’s largest automaker has started developing a seven-seater SUV that will be based on the brand’s newly launched compact SUV Grand Vitara.

As per the reports, the company has given this SUV the codename Maruti Y17, and as was already known, it would be based on the newly released Grand Vitara.

The SUV could also receive some stylistic changes to give it a more distinctive appearance and set it apart from its two-row sibling.

The mild hybrid with manual transmission will be available, much like the Grand all-wheel drive option.

The Suzuki Hybrid Vehicle System (SHVS) mild hybrid unit supports the 1.5 litre, 4-cylinder K15C petrol engine, which has 102 horsepower and 137 pound-feet of torque. The mild hybrid also has an idle-stop system and brake energy regeneration.

It may very well also receive the strong hybrid drivetrain, which combines the 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder petrol engine with 91 bhp and 122 nm of torque with a 78 bhp-141 nm electric motor.

Maruti Suzuki is betting big like always with this new Kharkhoda plant and it is anticipated that it will begin producing 2,50,000 units annually after its commencement.