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Maruti Grand Vitara Hybrid Gets A New Safety Feature, Prices Increased

  • Maruti Suzuki has introduced new active safety features for its flagship SUV, the Grand Vitara.
  • The strong-hybrid variants of the SUV now get Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS), making it the first SUV to get this feature.
  • AVAS produce a gentle warning sound to alert pedestrians and nearby drivers within a radius of up to 5 feet.
What is Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS)?
  • The introduction of this new feature is in line with the Automotive Industry Standard (AIS) 173, a necessity for Quiet Road Transport Vehicles (QRTV) that have a very low audible presence.
  • Vehicles with one or more electric motors, including pure electric vehicles, fuel-cell vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, and fuel-cell hybrid vehicles, etc, fall into the QRTV category.

Prices up by Rs 4,000

  • With this new safety feature addition, the prices of Maruti Grand Vitara’s strong-hybrid variants have increased by Rs 4,000.
  • Having said that, the prices of hybrid variants now start from Rs 18.29 lakh and go up to Rs 19.79 lakh (ex-showroom).
  • Prices of the non-hybrid variants of the Grand Vitara remain unchanged.
  • Expect Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder to also receive the same feature in the coming days.
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Hybrid Drive Impressions | Gagan Choudhary

Other Safety Features

Apart from the new AVAS alert system, the Grand Vitara Hybrid also gets plenty of active and passive safety features like six airbags, a 360-degree camera, a heads-up display, electronic stability control, rear parking sensors, traction control, hill hold & descent assist, seatbelt reminders, and ISOFIX child seat anchorages.

Engine Options

Maruti offers the Grand Vitara with two engine options: 1.5-litre mild-hybrid and strong-hybrid petrol. Here’s a look at its specifications: –

Hybrid TypeMild-HybridStrong-Hybrid
Engine1.5-litre K15C petrol1.5-litre TNGA petrol
Max Power OutputPetrol: 103PS
116PS (combined)
Max Torque OutputPetrol: 137Nm
CNG: 121.5Nm
Engine: 122Nm, Motor: 144Nm
TransmissionPetrol: 5-speed MT / 6-speed AT
CNG: 5-speed MT
DrivetrainPetrol: FWD / AWD (with MT only)
Claimed MileagePetrol: 21.11 kmpl (MT),  20.58 kmpl (AT), 19.38 kmpl (AWD)
CNG: 26.6 km/kg
27.97 kmpl
Grand Vitara Specifications

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