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.
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.
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.