Here at Cartoq, we are used to bringing you some of the wildest reimaginations of popular Indian automobiles designed by some of the most talented artists from our country. In the past, we have shown you numerous wide-body equipped vehicles, off-road specific vehicles, and even some concepts of police cars as well. However, this time around we would like to present you with a simple yet sophisticated rendering of the country’s one of the most popular mid-size SUVs the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara.
The rendering of this Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara comes with the courtesy of none other than Mridul Basist more commonly known as bimbledesigns on Instagram. This time around the digital artist has shared a rather simple rendering of this SUV which shows the vehicle in a blue dual-tone paint job along with some subtle modifications. At the front, the artist has given the SUV which he calls the “Grand Vitara-X” a blacked-out front grille along with an added LED DRL just beside the main headlamp on the stock car. Meanwhile, on the side, the Grand Vitara-X gets a set of bigger alloy wheels with low profile tyres. Furthermore on the rear not much has been changed by the artist.
The Grand Vitara is Maruti Suzuki’s current flagship SUV that competes with the like of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Toyota Urban Cruiser HyRyder, Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun. The SUV currently is available in 15 variants spread across four key trims Sigma, Zeta, Delta and Alpha.
There are two hybrid drivetrain choices for the Grand Vitara: a mild hybrid and a strong hybrid. The mild hybrid-manual transmission variations are the only ones that can be driven with all four wheels; the other types can only be front-wheel-driven. This powerplant is compatible with a 5-geargear manual and a 6 speed torque converter automatic transmission. The Suzuki Hybrid Vehicle System (SHVS) mild hybrid unit supports the 1.5 litre, 4-cylinder K15C petrol engine, which has 102 horsepower and 137 pound-feet of torque, during severe acceleration. The mild hybrid also has an idle-stop mechanism and brake energy regeneration.
A 1.5 litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine with 91 horsepower and 122 pound-feet of torque and a 78 horsepower-141 pound-feet electric motor make up the strong hybrid powertrain. The total output is 114 Bhp. The Grand Vitara can be driven on battery power for roughly 25 kilometres thanks to the powerful hybrid powertrain’s all-electric mode. All Strong Hybrid Grand Vitara models have front-wheel drive and come standard with a CVT automatic transmission. One of the strongest hybrid’s selling features is its 28 Kmpl fuel economy, which outperforms diesel.
In other Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara news, the company also recently launched the ‘Black Edition’ of Grand Vitara along with all other Nexa products. In addition, Maruti Suzuki has also introduced CNG-powered iteration of its flagship SUV as well. The 5-speed manual gearbox is standard equipment on both the Delta and Zeta models of the new Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara CNG. The Grand Vitara CNG’s Zeta model is now available for purchase for Rs 14.84 lakh, while the Delta variant is priced at Rs 12.85 lakh.