Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Sigma: Top 5 things to know

The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara base variant ‘Sigma’ is offered with a mild hybrid powertrain. It is powered by a 1.5-litre hybrid petrol engine, called the ‘Smart Hybrid’, which produces a peak power of 100 hp and a maximum torque of 136.8 Nm.

Maruti Suzuki recently took the wraps off their upcoming flagship SUV, the Grand Vitara. The Grand Vitara is positioned to rival the Hyundai Creta and is offered with two powertrain options and a total of 6 variants: Sigma, Delta, Zeta, Alpha, Zeta+ and Alpha+. The powertrains on offer are a ‘Smart Hybrid’ and an ‘Intelligent Electric Hybrid’.

Fashion model Engine Gear box Claimed mileage Most important features:
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Sigma variant 1.5L, Smart Hybrid, 100 hp/136.8 Nm only 5MT 21.12 kmpl LED daytime running lights, ESP, Hill Hold Assistant, rear vents, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and a 4.2-inch TFT instrument cluster.

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Sigma – Most affordable SUV

Priced at Rs. 9.5 lakh, ex-showroom, (according to a leaked document), the base variant of the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is the most affordable SUV compared to its rivals. The closest priced product to the Grand Vitara is its sister product, the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, followed by the Kia Seltos for Rs. 10.19 million. (All prices, ex showroom).

Brand model Petrol variants
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara* Rs 9.50 Lakh – Rs 18 Lakh
Hyundai Crete Rs 10.44 Lakh – Rs 18.15 Lakh
Kia Seltos Rs 10.19 Lakh – Rs 18.15 Lakh
Volkswagen Taigun Rs 11.39 Lakh – Rs 18.59 Lakh
Skoda Kushaq Rs 11.29 Lakh – Rs 19.49 Lakh
Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder* Rs 9.99 lakh – Rs 18.20 lakh

The bottom four variants of the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, namely Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha, will only be offered with the Smart Hybrid option, while the top two Zeta+ and Alpha+ models will get the Intelligent Electric Hybrid. Although the overall dimensions remain the same, different variants take on different functions.

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Sigma Engine and transmission

The Sigma variant is offered with a mild hybrid powertrain. It is powered by a 1.5-litre hybrid petrol engine, called the ‘Smart Hybrid’, which produces a peak power of 100 hp and a maximum torque of 136.8 Nm. This variant is only coupled to a five-speed manual transmission. An automatic transmission is offered from the second variant called Delta. The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara automatic variant starts at a price of Rs.12.50 lakh for the Delta automatic.

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Sigma – Key Features Compared

The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Sigma variant sits on 17-inch tires and gets a full hubcap. It gets two-tone alloy wheels from the Zeta variant and above. It also gets bi-halogen projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, ORVM with turn signal, two-tone interior, 4.2-inch information display, sliding front armrest, adjustable steering, steering wheel-mounted controls for audio, keyless entry, reclining rear seats and AC power rear vents .

In terms of safety, it gets dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, ESP and Hill Hold Assist.

While the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder mirrors the Grand Vitara in terms of features, the base variant of the Kia Seltos gets 4 airbags, but rides on smaller 16-inch wheels. Likewise, the base variant of the Hyundai Creta rides on 16-inch wheels, 2 airbags and ABS with EBD.

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Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Sigma – Rivals

The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara will compete against the Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq and its Toyota brother, the Urban Cruiser Hyryder, whose arch rival is the Hyundai Creta.

Maruti Suzuki has reportedly amassed more than 20,000 bookings for the Grand Vitara SU since it opened on July 11. According to the company, more than half of the total bookings were for the higher-end Zeta and Alpha trims.

*Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara pricing has not been officially announced. Prices quoted are from leaked sources.

**Note: Estimated pricing for the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder’s has been used throughout the story. It will be officially launched in August 2022.

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