Maruti Suzuki and Toyota have launched the Grand Vitara and the Urban Cruiser Hyryder SUVs in the Indian market These new compact SUVs are based on the same platform and are produced at Toyota’s Bidadi based plant in Karnataka. Not just architecture, the new SUVs also share the engine options as well as features. Unlike previous re-badged models, MSIL & Toyota has made several changes to keep the identities of the two SUVs different.
Maruti Grand Vitara Vs Toyota Hyryder – Prices
Maruti Suzuki is offering 4 variants – Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha with a mild hybrid powertrain, and Zeta Plus and Alpha plus with a strong hybrid powertrain. On the flip side, the Urban Cruiser will come in 4 trims – E, S, G and V. The S, G and V are also offered with strong hybrid powertrain.
|Grand Vitara Variants||Prices||Hyryder Variants||Prices||Difference|
|Sigma MT||10.45 lakh||E MT||10.48 Lakh||-3000|
|Delta MT||11.90 lakh||S MT||12.28 lakh||-38,000|
|Zeta MT||13.89 lakh||G MT||14.34 lakh||-45,000|
|Alpha MT||15.39 lakh||V MT||15.89 lakh||-50,000|
|Delta AT||13.40 lakh||S AT||13.48 lakh||-8000|
|Zeta AT||15.39 lakh||G AT||15.54 lakh||-15000|
|Alpha AT||16.89 lakh||V AT||17.09 lakh||-20,000|
|Alpha MT AWD||16.89 lakh||V MT AWD||17.19 lakh||-30,000|
|E Hybrid||15.11 lakh||NA|
|Zeta+ Hybrid||17.99 lakh||G Hybrid||17.49 lakh||50,000|
|Alpha+ Hybrid||19.49 lakh||V Hybrid||18.99 lakh||50,000|
The Maruti Grand Vitara mild hybrid version is priced in the range of Rs 10.45 lakh to Rs 16.89 lakh. The strong hybrid version is available in 2 variants – Zeta+ and Alpha+ – priced at Rs 17.99 lakh and Rs 19.49 lakh respectively.
The Hyryder mild hybrid is priced at Rs 10.48 lakh for base variant and Rs 17.19 lakh for the top-end variant. It is offered in 3 hybrid versions – E, G and V – priced at Rs 15.11 lakh, Rs 17.49 lakh and Rs 18.99 lakh respectively.
The mild hybrid version of the Grand Vitara is cheaper by up to Rs 50,000 when compared to the equivalent variant of the Hyryder. On the other hand, the Hyryder’s strong hybrid version is around 50,000 cheaper than the Grand Vitara hybrid. However, MSIL is giving additional NEXA accessories worth Rs 50,000 with the strong hybrid model.
Maruti Grand Vitara Vs Toyota Hyryder – Top Changes
The majority of the changes are made to the front and rear styling of both SUVs. The Hyryder comes with the new thin chrome grille surrounded by glossy black strips and a big Toyota badge in the centre. On the other hand, the Maruti Grand Vitara’s front is heavily inspired by the global-spec new-gen S-Cross. It comes with a wider grille with gloss black accents. The Grand Vitara also features the Baleno’s like 3-pod LED Daytime Running Lamps. The Hyryder comes with twin LED strips, which are separated by a chrome stripe. Also See – Grand Vitara Vs Brezza
The side profile of the new Grand Vitara and the Hyryder are largely identical, except for the new set of alloy wheels. Adding to it, the Grand Vitara has splash of chrome on the D-pillar. The tail-light design seems identical with some tweaks. There is a light bar that separates the Grand Vitara’s tail-lights. On the other hand, the Hyryder has a chrome strip that separates the tail-lights. The Grand Vitara’s tail-lights have 3-pod design, while the Hyryder has twin C-shaped LED lights.
Maruti Suzuki is offering the new Grand Vitara in 9 colours – 6 monotone & 3 dual-tone. On the other hand, the Urban Cruiser Hyryder will come in 11 colours – 7 monotone and 4 dual-tone options.
Unlike exterior, the cabin of the new Maruti Grand Vitara and the Toyota Hyryder are largely identical. The only change will come in the form of different colour schemes for the interior. The body panels, seats, air-conditioning vents and switchgears are also same in terms of styling and quality. The new SUVs are designed and developed by Suzuki, and most of the features are sourced from Suzuki Vendors.
In terms of features, both SUVs get a 9-inch Smart Pro Play Plus touchscreen infotainment system with wireless connectivity, connected car tech, a panoramic sunroof, and a 360-degree camera. Other features include wireless charging, ambient lighting, a digital instrument console with strong hybrids, automatic AC, etc.
The new SUVs are powered by the same 1.5L K15C petrol engine with a mild hybrid tech and a 3-cylinder 1.5L TNGA Atkinson petrol with a strong hybrid tech. The mild hybrid version is capable of producing 103PS and 138Nm of torque. Transmission choices include a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed torque convertor automatic with paddle shifters. The manual versions will also come with AWD system, which offers 4 driving modes – Auto, Sand, Snow and Lock.
Both SUVs get the Toyota’s self-charging strong hybrid powertrain. This engine produces 92.45PS of power, while the maximum usable power and torque stands at 115.5PS and 122Nm. It comes with Toyota’s e-CVT, which is also offered on the global Yaris Cross hybrid.
The new SUVs are claimed to offer 21.11kmpl with manual gearbox. The AT FWD and MT AWD offers 20.58kmpl and 19.38kmpl respectively. The hybrid version is claimed to return an ARAI certified fuel economy of 27.97kmpl.
Toyota is offering a 3 year/ 1 lakh km warranty on the Hyryder and customers can extend the warranty to 5 year/2.2 lakh km. The company is offering an 8 year or 1.6 lakh km warranty on the battery of the strong hybrid system. MSIL is yet to announce the warranty details for the Grand Vitara.