Maruti Suzuki is planning to launch three new cars in the country in 2024. The company is considering launching the new generation Swift hatchback and the Dzire sedan in the first half of 2024. Additionally, in the second half of 2024, Maruti Suzuki is planning to launch the production version of the Ertiga-based SUV and possibly a 7-seater version of the Grand Vitara mid-size SUV.
Although there has been no official announcement from MSIL yet, the potential 7-seater Maruti Grand Vitara could be a strong competitor against cars like the Hyundai Alcazar, MG Hector Plus, Mahindra XUV700 and Tata Safari. The 7-seater Grand Vitara may have a longer wheelbase to accommodate the third row of seating and could be offered in 6 and 7-seater configurations.
There is also a possibility of design changes to differentiate it from the existing 5-seater Grand Vitara model, as well as the introduction of the same engine options as the 5-seater model. The Grand Vitara currently comes with a 1.5-liter K15C naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 103bhp and 137Nm of torque. It is available with both a 5-speed manual and 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
The 7-seater variant is also expected to come with the same strong hybrid technology as the 5-seater model, along with the option of an AWD (all-wheel-drive) system. These options should also be available in the 7-seater Grand Vitara.
And, the potential launch of the 7-seater Maruti Grand Vitara offers an exciting new option in the mid-size SUV segment and could introduce strong competition to the existing players in the market. While there is no official confirmation yet, the prospect of a 7-seater Maruti Grand Vitara has generated significant interest and anticipation among car enthusiasts.
– Maruti Suzuki plans to launch 3 new cars in India in 2024 including the launch of a 7-seater Maruti Grand Vitara.
– The company may also launch a new generation of Swift hatchback, Dzire sedan, and an EV version of an SUV in 2024.
– Reports suggest that the 7-seater Grand Vitara may have a longer wheelbase and offer a 6 or 7-seat configuration with changes in design to differentiate it from the existing 5-seater model.
– The Grand Vitara 7-seater may be powered by a 1.5-liter K15C petrol engine, including a mild hybrid technology, with options for both manual and automatic transmission, and AWD system.
– If launched, the 7-seater Grand Vitara can be a good option against cars like Hyundai Alcazar, MG Hector Plus, Mahindra XUV700, and Tata Safari.