7-seater Maruti Grand Vitara to rival XUV700 & Safari

Maruti’s new 3-row SUV is likely to be offered with the same engine options as the 5-seater Grand Vitara.

According to a media report, Maruti Suzuki plans to introduce a 7-seater SUV to rival the likes of Mahindra XUV700 and Tata Safari.

The report states that work on the 3-row SUV has already begun. The new model (codename: Y17) is expected to be based on the Grand Vitara and could be launched by 2025.

The 7-seater Grand Vitara will be underpinned by the Global C platform but will have a slightly longer wheelbase to accommodate the third row of seats. On the outside, the SUV could receive some unique design elements to differentiate it from the 5-seater model.

Maruti’s new 3-row SUV is likely to be offered with the same engine options as the 5-seater Grand Vitara. At present, it comes with 1.5-litre mild-hybrid and 1.5-litre petrol strong-hybrid powertrains.

The 3-row version of the Grand Vitara will reportedly be manufactured at Maruti’s upcoming facility at Kharkhoda, Haryana, becoming the first model to be mass-produced at the new factory.

Source: Autocar India

 

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