Maruti Suzuki to introduce 7-seater Grand Vitara model by 2025

Maruti Suzuki’s Grand Vitara has swiftly become a standout car in the compact SUV segment, outperforming Tata Nexon, Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos in sales. The company is now gearing up to introduce a 7-seater model of this popular SUV, currently under testing as the Y17 render. Expected to hit the market by 2025, this model may offer both 6-seater and 7-seater options, Live Hindustan reported.

Grand Vitara is one of the biggest launch from Maruti Suzuki.

The 7-seater Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara (Y17) is likely to be the first to be introduced, featuring the company’s existing 1.5-litre four-cylinder K15C mild hybrid petrol and 1.5-litre three-cylinder strong hybrid petrol engines. In December 2023, the current model of Grand Vitara sold 6988 units.

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The K15C Dual Jet Dual VVT Smart Hybrid petrol engine is anticipated for low and mid-spec variants, while the top-end trims may incorporate a more powerful hybrid engine sourced from Toyota. Notably, the 7-seater Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Urban Cruiser will be based on the Highrider, a sibling from Toyota.

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Upon entering the Indian market, the Y17 will become Maruti’s largest ICE SUV, with an expected ex-showroom price exceeding 15 lakh. It will compete with models such as Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus, Citroen C3 Aircross, Mahindra XUV700, Hyundai Alcazar, and the upcoming Renault Duster.

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The edition of Maruti Suzuki Y17, designed by SRK Design, shares similarities with the current model but appears longer. Featuring a distinctive design, it includes a thick chrome bar with Suzuki badges, a black hexagonal grille section, sharp triple-beam LED headlamps, vertical LED fog lamps, a wider lower air intake, and a muscular bonnet. The side profile showcases large wheels with a fresh design, while the wheelbase length of the current Grand Vitara is 2,600mm.

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