Maruti's Hyryder based SUV to debut on July 20

    Likely to be called Maruti Suzuki Vitara, bookings for the midsize SUV will begin on the same day.

    Published On Jul 05, 2022 04:15:00 PM

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    Maruti Suzuki is all set to unveil its upcoming midsize SUV, based on the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, on July 20. Bookings for the SUV will open on the same day and it will be sold via Maruti's Nexa dealerships. Likely to be called Maruti Suzuki Vitara, the SUV will be launched after the Toyota Hyryder, sometime in August.

    • Maruti’s midsize SUV to go on sale after the Hyryder
    • To be sold via Nexa dealerships
    • Will get mild and strong hybrid options

    Maruti SUV's hybrid options

    Jointly developed with Toyota, Maruti’s upcoming midsize SUV will essentially be a sister model to the Hyryder, which was unveiled on July 1. It will be based on Suzuki’s Global-C platform and will come with 1.5-litre mild-hybrid and 1.5-litre strong hybrid powerplant options. This makes the Toyota Hyryder and its Maruti cousin the only models to boast of a strong hybrid technology in the midsize SUV segment in India. Additionally, like the Hyryder, Maruti's mid-size SUV will also have an AWD option. 

    Maruti SUV, Toyota Hyryder both are global models

    Just like the Toyota Hyryder, the upcoming Maruti Suzuki midsize SUV will be a global model and will be exported to multiple markets, including Africa and Europe. The SUV could replace the Vitara which has been on sale in international markets since 2015. The new model, therefore, could be christened the Vitara

    This model will be produced alongside the Hyryder at Toyota’s Bidadi plant in Karnataka. Both the Urban Cruiser Hyryder and Maruti’s midsize SUV will go on sale around the festive season.

    Maruti midsize SUV: rivals

    Besides the Urban Cruiser Hyryder, Maruti’s midsize SUV will face competition in a crowded and hugely popular segment consisting of established rivals like the Hyundai Creta, Kia Sonet, Volkswagen Taigun and the Skoda Kushaq.

    Also see:

    2022 Maruti Suzuki Brezza launched at Rs 7.99 lakh

    Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder vs rivals: specifications comparison

    2022 Toyota Hyryder walkaround video

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    bhupinder singh - 655 days ago

    Lower than competitors specs, makes it least desirable. Had they (Toyota) taken a cue to put an all beating speced one, stronger, more powered, and fresher in design( its still safe thinking typical Toyota genes), it would hzve weaned away many of us.

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    Bodar Akash - 656 days ago

    Waiting for new 1.5-litre strong hybrid Engine

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