Maruti’s New Mid-Size SUV To Be Named ‘Maruti Vitara’– Report

02:57 PM Jun 17, 2022 | Chhavi Kaushik

Maruti Suzuki will launch two new SUVs this year, namely, the new-generation Vitara Brezza and a new mid-SUV. While the former is ready to go on sale on 30th June, the latter will arrive near around 2022 Diwali season. Earlier, both models were reported to underpin Toyota’s TNGA-B (or DNGA) platform. Though, a fresh media report claims that the upcoming Maruti and Toyota mid-size SUV will be designed on Suzuki’s Global-C platform. It further states that the model could be named Maruti Vitara. Just so you know, Toyota’s upcoming mid-size SUV will be named Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder that will make its world debut on 1st July 2022.

The Made-in-India Maruti Vitara will be a global model that could be exported to European markets as a replacement to the existing Vitara SUV. Under the hood, the SUV will employ Suzuki’s Dualjet K15C series engine that makes a peak power of 103bhp and 136.8Nm of torque. Interestingly, the motor will be boosted with Toyota’s strong hybrid technology that’s reported to be done by the company.

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The new Maruti SUV will share some of its features with the new Baleno hatchback including a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Suzuki’s new SmarPlay Pro Plus interface. The unit will come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Features such as steering wheel, Head-Up Display (HUD), a 360 degree parking camera will also be sourced from the Baleno. Read – New-Gen Maruti Alto Launch Details Out

The Indo-Japanese automaker might equip its new mid-size SUV with ADAS (advanced driver assistance system). There might also be a digital instrument cluster, electrically adjustable driver’s seats and ORVMs, wireless phone charging, a sunroof, a premium audio system and connected car tech.

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Here, the new Maruti Vitara SUV will be positioned against the Hyundai Creta that’s currently dominating the segment. It will also go head-to-head against the Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun and the upcoming Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder.

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