Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara might get ADAS safety features soon

Maruti Suzuki did taste the success of Grand Vitara SUV and now the automaker is planning to upgrade the safety features of the SUV

Maruti Suzuki did taste the success of Grand Vitara SUV and now the automaker is planning to upgrade the safety features of the SUV. According to the latest reports, the Grand Vitara SUV will receive ADAS safety features very soon. This safety upgrade will help the automaker to compete with SUVs like Kia Seltos, Honda Elevate as well as facelift Creta. As the Maruti Grand Vitara is upgraded with ADAS safety tech, we can expect the same for the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder.

Maruti Suzuki might launch the ADAS equipped Grand Vitara by the first quarter of next financial year, reported sources. However, as the safety features on the car are increased we might expect a price rise of Rs 50,000 to Rs 75,000 on the specific variants. Given the enhanced safety offered on the car, we hope that it would be ok with the customers.

The Grand Vitara might be equipped with the level 2 ADAS system and it will offer controlled steering, acceleration, braking as well as autonomous obstacle avoidance. The inclusion of level 2 ADAS is not new among the Indian car manufacturers. Hyundai, Tata, Mahindra have already used level 2 ADAS.

Even though Maruti had planned to roll out ADAS upgrade for its SUV in 2023, it was not successful due to the semiconductor shortage. However, the issue has been taken care of and production will be streamlined.

Grand Vitara is offered in Intelligent Electric Hybrid (IEH) and Smart Hybrid variants.

The strong hybrid or IEH is offered in Zeta Plus or Alpha Plus variants. A 1490cc petrol engine generates a maximum power of 92.45 PS @ 5500 rpm. The maximum torque offered on the SUV is 122 Nm@ 4400-4800. The transmission is e-CVT while the drive type is 2WD. The maximum power offered by the battery is 59KW@3995 rpm while the maximum torque is 141 Nm. The maximum power generated by the total system is 115.56 PS (85kW).

The Smart Hybrid gets a 1462cc petrol engine that generates 103.06 PS@6000rpm maximum power while the maximum torque generated is 136.8 @4400. The smart hybrid or mild hybrid is offered in four types Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. The transmission is 5MT/ 6AT while the drive type is 2WD/ ALLGRIP (MT Only) 2WD.

Grand Vitara’s CNG variant is offered in mid-spec Delta as well as Zeta trims. A 1.5-litre K15 engine with a manual 5-speed gearbox is offered in the SUV. The maximum power in CNG mode is 88hp while the torque is 121.5Nm. On the other hand, the petrol mode on the SUV offers 103hp and 136Nm of torque.

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